Posts Tagged "Clean water"

California’s Continuing Water Woes Call for Creative Solutions

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015

“Right now the state has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing.” -Jay Famiglietti, Ph.D., NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

I am all for carbon-capture—both the research needed to better understand it and the implementation of strategies that employ it. But albedo modification (enhanced solar reflectivity) is a different story.

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Searching for Optimism in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015

What inspired me to launch an organization to promote these and other aspects of resilient design, was the recognition that the safety aspects of these strategies might be a stronger motivation to get mainstream America on-board in achieving more sustainable, lower-carbon buildings and communities than simply “doing the right thing.”

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How Beavers Are Coming to the Rescue in an Age of Climate Change

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014

“In 2002 we had the worst drought on record. The only places where we had water in natural areas was where we had beaver. Beavers were mitigating the effects of drought and keeping water on the landscape.” Biologist Dr. Glynnis Hood near Edmonton, Alberta

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A Dramatic Resiliency Plan to Transform New York City: The BIG U Moves Forward

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

The first portion of the project was approved by HUD in mid-October, 2014 for $335 million.

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