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Stormwater Pollution

Green Roofs, Stormwater and El Niño

Amy E. Norquist | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Amy E. Norquist

Weather patterns like El Niño (Intensified by climate change) force us to acknowledge the vulnerability and inefficiency of the built environment. Meanwhile, In Los Angeles, even relatively small amounts of rain can flood freeways and erode hillsides and roadways.

Six Ways Impact Investing Is Transforming the Environmental Movement

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.18.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Impact investing is a big topic of conversation this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. I'm participating in various sessions here at Davos on this key opportunity.

White Roofs vs. Green Roofs: Recent Reports Declaring a Victor Overlook That Both Are Wins for the Environment

Noah Garrison | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Noah Garrison

Green roofs (and cool roofs/white roofs, too) can do a lot to reduce the harmful global warming effects that black roofs accelerate.

Maybe It Was the Mistletoe: Huge Settlement in Lawsuit Over Dirty Stormwater Pollution

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

In this story, it was regular citizens and a federal court, not the Ghost of Christmas Future, that gave the County a glimpse of what it means to be on the hook for Clean Water Act fines.

New Marine Sanctuary Success Depends on You

Don McEnhill | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
Don McEnhill

As Californians, we are lucky to have four national marine sanctuaries in our backyards. But protecting the Cordell Banks, Gulf of Farallones, and all of our national marine sanctuaries requires going beyond the designated boundaries to address land-based threats.