Scientists create engine that is powered entirely by evaporation
June 29, 2015, 3:37 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Technology could be used to generate electricity or even propel tiny toy cars.
Water-smart approach only heightens the allure of Denver Botanic Gardens
June 17, 2015, 9 a.m. by Anna Norris
These gardens epitomize a balance between beauty and conservation, promoting smart water practices and boosting honeybee populations in the area.
Obstinate attitudes prevail in California's most water-guzzling ZIP codes
June 16, 2015, 1:40 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In exclusive and exceptionally irrigated Rancho Santa Fe, residents now face water rationing (and they don't like it.)
Should Californians tear up their lawns and replace them with swimming pools?
June 3, 2015, 9:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Yes, says a new campaign that champions backyard pools as a drought-friendlier landscaping alternative.
American love affair with a well-hydrated lawn is stronger than ever
May 29, 2015, 3:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Despite the 'D' word, a new survey finds that Americans are still smitten with lush residential landscapes.
The shame game: Celebrities under fire for lush green lawns
May 21, 2015, 5:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
As California's water crisis continues, drought shaming goes from tattling on neighbors to calling out celebrities.
Life Cycle Analysis doesn't budge outcome of the great dishwasher debate
May 18, 2015, 3:38 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Despite the energy and water it takes to build the dishwasher, it still beats washing by hand.
Solar desalination makes freshwater from salt water
May 6, 2015, 10:19 a.m. by Sami Grover
An award-winning MIT team has created a portable, solar-powered desalination system that could provide freshwater in remote locations.