If we believe in our future and in our ability to come back from this catastrophe, the environmental bond act deserves our continued support.
Green Infrastructure Archives - State of the Planet
An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.
During her talk, Margaret Oloriz from Arcadis shared her experiences and knowledge in designing green infrastructure solutions to serve local communities.
A new study compares how 14 types of green infrastructure contribute to 22 potential benefits for urban communities.
A sustainable development undergraduate explains her summer research testing new innovations in green infrastructure.
These ideas hold merit no matter where you fall on the political spectrum
Last week, the new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt attacked his own agency in an address to the Conservative Political Action summit. The attack on environmental regulation by the head of EPA is a remarkable nightmare. Fortunately, in our federal system, state and local officials will be able to fill in if the federal government refuses to act.
The biggest barrier to installation or permeable pavement is funding. But the positive outcomes include reduced flooding, less stormwater runoff, and recharging of aquifers.
In an effort to curb sewage overflows, New York City has turned to green infrastructure: right-of-way bioswales, green roofs and rain gardens, among other practices. These measures help decrease stormwater runoff by increasing pervious areas and introducing water-loving plants that can absorb some of the water and encourage evaporation.
Once infrastructure decisions are made, they are locked in place, often for decades, sometimes for centuries. Recognizing this fact, there is an urgency to think in new ways, rather than simply stick with established practices and systems.