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First Flush, First at the Scene of the Crime

Liz Crosson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Liz Crosson

Although it doesn't rain often in Los Angeles, when it does, it pours. In less than 20 days a year, LA averages about 15 inches of rain. And the major riverine artery of LA, the Los Angeles River, is one of the fastest and steepest flowing rivers in an urban environment.

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by heavy rainfalls.

Water Trumps Every Other Resource

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

Despite the importance of water, we regularly abuse this vital resource. However, there are some bright spots. The cities of Seattle, San Antonio, Philadelphia and Syracuse are leading the way.

Message in a Bottle? Caffeine Pollution Says 'Man Was Here'

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Now you can add another data point supporting the notion of the Anthropocene -- caffeine in near shore ocean and estuarine waters.

Replacing Dead Urban Spaces with Living Habitat

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

"Do you really think Tokyo is green? Why do you only focus on the good sides of Tokyo?" These are questions that many Japanese and foreign residents o...