Posts Tagged "Droughts"

An excellent article on the subsidies that support growing cotton in Arizona

Posted by on May 28, 2015

To understand how federal policies that support the woefully unsustainable cotton farming in the Arizona desert, take a look at this ProPublica article, Holy Crop: How Federal Dollars are Financing the Water Crisis in the West, by Abrahm Lustgarten and Naveena Sadasivam. Four years ago, when I took a sabbatical from BuildingGreen to focus on launching the Resilient Design Institute, I started that sabbatical with a six-week bicycle trip through the Southwest—from San Diego to Houston. (I posted blogs from that trip on my personal website.) One goal of the bike trip was to spend time...

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Municipal Governments Working to Make Their Cities More Resilient

Posted by on May 13, 2015

I came away optimistic that the attendees in the room weren’t going to simply sit by and wait for action; they were going to make it happen.

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How California Can Model Dramatic Change

Posted by on Apr 5, 2015

America will watch California respond to the drought, and I’m hoping that that can be a model for response to the even bigger—far bigger—challenge we all face with climate change.

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Proposing a Resilient America Service Corps

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015

Along with outdoors-focused initiatives, a Resilient America Service Corps could provide the labor needed for weatherization, installing window treatments, and carrying out deep-energy retrofits.

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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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