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Report: Trump executive orders to target Clean Power Plan, coal production, water rules

February 22, 2017 by Utility Dive

Following several media reports that the new Trump administration has been preparing to roll back energy and environmental restrictions put in place by President Obama[read more]

Let’s get serious about plastics

December 23, 2016 by Charles Arthur

Plastics have boosted our economy but we have also created a massive problem of garbage soiling beaches with masses of it floating in the ocean.Plastics have boosted our economy because they are versatile, cheap and durable. Yet, thanks to these same traits, in the course of establishing a US$750bn global industry, we have also created a...[read more]

Duke outlines compensation plan for neighbors of coal ash facilities

December 13, 2016 by Utility Dive

Duke Energy will compensate homeowners within a half mile of North Carolina coal ash plants, according to a report by the Associated Press, offering financial payments to compensate for lost water wells and the cost of tying in to municipal water supplies.[read more]

Preserving Green Spaces and Waterways in Atlanta

December 5, 2016 by Kathryn Thomsen

Paving paradise to put up parking lots, roads and houses to keep up with the growing population in metro Atlanta (now over five million) has compromised the city’s green spaces and waterways over the past several decades.Keeping up with urban development’s impact on water quality has led to massive investments in stormwater...[read more]

Innovative Partnerships Help Alleviate Energy Poverty in Africa

December 3, 2016 by Nick Blandford

Energy Poverty | noun, often attributive | ˈenərjē ˈpävərdē | is a lack of access to modern energy services.It refers to the situation of a large number of people in developing countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of energy, use of dirty or polluting fuels, and excessive time spent collecting fuel to...[read more]

The Unsustainable Truth about Land Reclamation: The Worsening Impacts of Manila Bay Reclamation

December 2, 2016 by Don Johnson Lontoc

What happens when an urban project fuels alarming socio-environmental consequences? Disaster. This is what Metro Manila, a coastal megacity, and its Bay Reclamation Plan are going through.[read more]

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Low Impact Housing for Cities

October 21, 2016 by Sebastien Miller

Low Impact Development (LID) is commonly defined as: ‘Development which, by virtue of its low or benign environmental impact, may be allowed in locations where conventional development is not permitted’ (1).  More understandably, this means that LID housing is temporary in nature, made of natural / locally sourced materials, and is...[read more]

Report: Hydropower reservoirs contributing to carbon emissions

October 5, 2016 by Utility Dive

A new study from Washington State University-Vancouver (WSU) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows hydro reservoirs are responsible for 1.3% of manmade greenhouse gas emissions, about 25% higher than previously thought, Climate Central reports.[read more]

A Memorial to a Sad Future

September 23, 2016 by The Dirt ASLA

Climate Chronograph / Erik Jensen and Rebecca SunterThe winner of the Memorials for the Future competition, which was sponsored by the National Park Service, Van Alen Institute, and others, offers a depressing vision: a monument to our collective failure to stave off climate change. Climate Chronograph by Erik Jensen, Assoc. ASLA, and...[read more]

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Factory as a Forest - What Hong Kong can learn from Interface

September 14, 2016 by William Ng

Blog post by William Ng on an event hosted by Interface Inc. Hong Kong on the 9th September 2016. Speaker Erin Meezan (VP Sustainability) discussed Interface's sustainability journey, from Mission Zero to Net-Works to Climate Take Back.[read more]

What Can I Do to Keep My Yard’s Rainwater Out of Streams?

September 6, 2016 by Leda Marritz

One of soil’s many important functions is to act like a sponge. As nature’s blanket, soil soaks up water that falls as rain or melts from snow and ice. Soil not only stores water, it also helps to filter out pollutants such as nutrients, bacteria, and sediments that may collect as water moves over the surface of the earth. Eventually,...[read more]

Hurricane watch: Developing a flood-resilient supply chain

September 2, 2016 by Supply Chain Dive

Torrential rains descended upon Baton Rouge last weekend, leaving hundreds of closed roads and damaged property behind as flooding beset the city."Four dead, 20,000 rescued from Louisiana flooding," declares USA TODAY. "Turn around … Don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles," says the National...[read more]