Requiring about 5 million gallons of fluid (mostly water) per well, it's clear that the water intensity of shale gas, in this case the Marcellus Shale gas, is more significant than previously thought and likely compels more diligent oversight of the oil and gas industry and its water use.
There are a whole lot of resources that go into the meat you eat, many of which are not obvious or accounted for. Find out why meat production is so resource-intensive. The second of three posts about possible limits to global meat production.
It turns out the monumental merger between two giant pork producers, Smithfield and Shaunghui, was a foregone conclusion. One big question lingers: Was the deal a trade of water for waste? The first of three posts about the possible limits to global meat production.
Out of sight and out of mind, huge container ships glide from port to port, bringing us the goodies we crave, but what's their real cost?
Virtual water is a significant portion of your water footprint. Learn what it is, how to know how much you're consuming and how you can use less of it.
Data centers, which house computer data systems, are energy hogs that continue to fatten up thanks to our newfound love of cloud computing. The seemingly insatiable energy appetite of data centers has been well-documented, but it turns out that they're thirsty, too.
Among all the resources that go into producing electricity, water often gets lost in the shuffle. Here's what we know: It can take a lot of water to generate electricity. How much? Well, that's a complicated question that researchers are beginning to tackle.
Among the many negatives associated with food waste is the added strain - through excess consumption and production - it places on our finite freshwater resources.
Moving beyond coal is undoubtedly a good thing for the environment, but there is one use for coal that might not be too bad: firing up a pizza oven.
A new campaign called Change the Course is recruiting Americans to help save the Colorado River, and other freshwater ecosystems, by taking a pledge to conserve water.
With all this awards season excitement, the question on our lips at Ecocentric is: Who won the Exemplary Programs that Save Both Energy and Water Awards? (And should we call them "The Exemplies" for short?)
While supervising a recycling and waste disposal program, Wayne Koeckeritz was so bothered by all the food waste destined for the landfill that he did something about it. He quit his job as a facility manager of a luxury hotel, bought a used garbage truck and set out to turn food trash into compost treasure with his hauling company, Food Waste Disposal.
If you have a lot of parties (especially kid parties), this kit could help you party more sustainably with durable, reusable contents that can go from party to party.
Currently, the average American purchases about ten pounds of recycled clothing per year. Today, we offer five reasons why you should consider thrift shopping.
After years of being treated like chopped liver, the issue of food waste is finally getting its due, and rightfully so. It is a huge environmental and social problem that we need to tackle immediately.
While hanging out in the yard can be carefree summer fun, saving water is serious business, especially as a devastating drought stretches over much of the US. But with these tips, conserving water doesn't have to be a drag.