Strategies for greening the skyline
Feb08

Strategies for greening the skyline

On January 24th 2017, San Diego’s City Council unanimously approved its Urban Forestry Program Five Year Plan to help the city meet its commitment to climate change mitigation and resilience, carbon sequestration, stormwater runoff reduction and water conservation as set out in the city’s Climate Action Plan. The Climate Resiliency Strategy 5 of the city’s Climate Action Plan establishes the goal of increasing San Diego’s urban tree...

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LA cutting the costs of importing water
Jun28

LA cutting the costs of importing water

In the United States around 40 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity is used per year in the delivery and treatment of drinking water. Of that pumping comprises 90% of the total consumption. What this figure does not include is the cost of ‘importing’ water: in California around 9 TWh of electricity is used alone for long-distance conveyance. With climate change droughts and extreme weather events projected to lower water availability...

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The general public opinion on water and climate change
Apr07

The general public opinion on water and climate change

We now live in a world where there are droughts where there should not be and flooding in places that should not be either. The question is what is the general public opinion on water and climate change? If you ask a person about it you get many different responses. Some, very few really believe it. Most others say it is a cycle and it is supposed to be this way. No one believes it may be climate change. Recently, I asked a Manager at...

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