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Category: Conservation :: Small-Scale
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Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers 6.7.2020 WRI Stories
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintFlooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Photo by Isaac Pacheco/U.S. Coast Guard The 2019 flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers in the United States impacted 19 states and caused $20 billion in losses. Waters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana stayed above flood levels for 211 days, longer than any flood in its recorded history. The long-lasting flood kept farmers from harvesting food,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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More Equitable Access to Open Space? Vancouver Has A Plan for That 22.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home, stay close to our neighborhoods and try to enjoy being outside. But what if there is no park nearby? What if your home is tiny with no outdoor ...
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like the internet that ...
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 WRI Stories
Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society Comments|Add Comment|PrintData shows that air pollution decreased in many cities during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to reduced vehicle travel. Photo by Pamela Drew/Flickr */ Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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More rain, more floods, more often. Why wet basements and swollen rivers are becoming the new spring reality for Illinois. 22.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Illinois grapples with widespread flooding, one thing is for sure: 'It’s gonna happen again.'
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What's open and closed this busy weekend: Beaches, parks and trails in Southern California 8.5.2020 LA Times: Health

City and county trails reopen this weekend. Almost every day, the rules change in the beaches and parks of Southern California. Here's the latest.

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Column: Want some good news? This new Riverview Bridge for pedestrians over north branch of the Chicago River 24.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This curving, 1,010-foot-long span in the North Center neighborhood is a beautiful next step in making the river a second lakefront.
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Editorial: Hey, Mayor Garcetti, people need L.A.'s streets right now — not cars 18.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

There's plenty of lightly used street space available that could be dedicated to exercise and the pursuit of fresh air.

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How Will COVID-19 Affect Urban Planning? 10.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
The impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are still being understood, but it does seem clear that this crisis will make a mark on cities, physically and socially, that will echo for generations. How we plan our cities has always ...
As he transforms neglected corners of New Orleans, artist Brandan Odums can add 'alchemist' to his resume 21.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

The winter sun is already going down on Mid-City and its crosshatch of shotgun houses, the porch-sitters eyeing passing bicyclists and stray cats.

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Policy News: February 11, 2020 11.2.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: White House Seeks Cuts to NSF, Other Science and Environmental Programs NSF receives a seven percent cut. Trump Administration Formally Proposes Weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act Proposed rule would prevent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from fining companies that accidentally kill birds. Graphic: Administration Narrows Definition of Protected Waters A graphic ...
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Ranchers Feel Blindsided by Trump’s Wall 8.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Since 1994, the Malpai Borderlands Group, a coalition of ranchers, has worked to steward approximately 800,000 acres of rangeland in southern Arizona and New Mexico. The group started with the idea that if its members—ranchers from […]
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Op-Ed: Los Angeles is building plenty of housing ... for cars 5.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A. already has 6 million parking spaces. We need more homes for people, not cars.

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Advocates eye community land trusts to increase access to home ownership 4.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The 13 nonprofit community land trusts throughout the state collectively have 1,250 homes in their portfolios. One land trust in Minneapolis mostly serves households that make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year.
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Racist Policies in Urban Neighborhoods Have Created Deadly “Heat Islands” 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Deadly urban heatwaves disproportionately affect underserved neighborhoods because of the legacy of racist housing policies which have denied African Americans home ownership and basic public services, a landmark new study has found. Extreme heat kills hundreds of people in […]
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Denver’s Giving Machines raise $625,000, “exceeding expectations” in first-year test run 2.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
They look like vending machines; you swipe your credit card, look through the glass to pick an item; and then you choose. But it’s not candy or a toy you’re choosing -- it's a donation to a charity.
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Desire to safeguard vacant land in Golden could cost taxpayers up to $5 million 16.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A recently launched citizen petition designed to keep a prominent and picturesque parcel of land on the western fringe of the metro area free of commercial development could cost taxpayers up to $5 million as part of a legal showdown over property rights.
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