Planning & Growth

Managing Stormwater: Key in Water Pollution, Beach Closures

Here's a roundup of recent developments and resources that can help you cover how local stormwater management fits into the regional and national picture, including the Natural Resources Defense Council's 20th annual beach report and the proposed Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2010.

Studies: Lighten Up on Roof and Pavement Color

While not a stand-alone climate change-fighting measure, converting roofs and pavements in tropical and temperate cities of one million or more people to light-colored materials would provide the equivalent one-time benefit of eliminating two years' worth of global CO2 emissions, or eliminating the emissions of 300 million vehicles for 20 years.

New Federal Web Site Pulls Together Coastal Info

NOAA's "State of the Coast" contains both quick facts and detailed information regarding this 95,000-mile-long zone and all the players involved. It generally addresses longer-term issues, such as environmental degradation, climate, hazards, economics, and demographics.

May 19, 2010

2010 National Wetlands Awards

Senator Benjamin Cardin (MD) will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 National Wetlands Award ceremony to be held on May 19 on Capitol Hill. In addition U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be on hand to present one of the six awards.

May 19, 2010

Resilient Wetlands = Prosperous Economies: How Restoring and Conserving Wetlands Support Economic Productivity

Preceding this year’s National Wetlands Awards Ceremony, the Environmental Law Institute will host a panel discussion that will include a look at new wetland restoration efforts, collecting data to show economic benefits, developments on greenhouse gas offsets, and how to adapt and protect wetlands from future loss.

April 22, 2010

U of Toronto's Centre for Environment Research Day

On Earth Day, the University of Toronto will host a free presentation of research conducted by members of its Centre for Environment.


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