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Green Roofs, Stormwater and El Niño
Amy E. Norquist
Founder and CEO of Greensulate
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.
The Global Water Contract, Part I
Director, World Ocean Observatory
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That familiar quotation approaches the reality of the world situation, to a point now when an estimated three billion people may not have access to clean fresh water to drink, for hygiene, for cooking, or for basic survival.
Why Fracking Ireland Is Different
Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Ma...
Ireland is in many ways the perfect country to nurture and grow a sustainable, green energy fueled society, we have all the natural resources needed, the only problem is we don't have the political will or vision to allow it.
An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn
Gentleman farmer, film critic for ReThink Reviews
First, please know that I very much sympathize with your stance. I'm sure that because of what I've allowed my front yard to become, you must think of me as a nightmare of a neighbor.
De-Demagoguing the Pipeline: A Televised White House Summit
Last person on Earth not on Facebook
Rather than make the decision with competing, hyperbolic claims clanging around the airwaves, and suffering the residual demagoguery, the president should bring us all in on the decision-making process.
'Green News Report' -- September 12, 2013
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen
Co-hosts of the radio's nationally syndicated 'Green News Report'
Building a Resilient Los Angeles
Director of Outreach and K-12 Education, Theodore Payne Founda...
For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.
Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile
At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.
Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues
Dean, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment
New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.
John Wesley Powell Was Right
Emeritus professor of anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
In 1893, John Wesley Powell of Grand Canyon fame, Director of the US Geological Survey, addressed an irrigation conference in Los Angeles about water in the American West.
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The Hidden Water Crisis
Global business leader focused on building sustainability into...
The impact on the water energy nexus is immediate; just one example is low water levels in West Bengal forcing the National Thermal Power Corporation's Farraka coal-fired plant to be shut down, causing severe outages.
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