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The Net Zero Water Toolkit helps individuals and organizations make water resource planning decisions based on local conditions rather than targeting historical demand and allowing water quality impacts to flow downstream.
4 hours ago   Brendle Group
On the heels of President Obama's Clean Power Plan rule that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the new rule focuses on the other major greenhouse gas, methane, and rather than coal, it is focused on oil and gas drilling.
Aug 20, 2015   The Atlantic
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In the Northeast, where I grew up and lived for most of my life, water is not really an issue, and I mean that not only in the sense of supply, but also of demand, of behavior, and of infrastructure. Blog Post
Aug 19, 2015   By Katharine Jose
Wonkblog illustrates the results of a "Natural Amenities Index" created by the federal government.
Aug 18, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
Aug 17, 2015   PlaceShakers
Brown lawns may be less aesthetically pleasing than synthetic lawns, but are they safer?
Aug 16, 2015   Sacramento Bee
A researcher from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University explains how to use interactive maps to track climate change.
Aug 15, 2015   National Geographic
Atlantic City, New Jersey, has been down on its luck lately. But, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, AC could become the ideal laboratory for developing technologies and practices to help coastal cities build resiliency in the face of climate change.
Aug 14, 2015   Fast Company
A bill working its way through the California State Legislature would require the state to reduce petroleum its consumption by half in 15 years. CALmatters, a nonprofit journalism venture, seeks to find out if it is even possible.
Aug 13, 2015   Daily Democrat
A new resource created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the APA makes it easier for planners to access the data necessary to plan for climate adaptation, sea level rise, and other forms of coastal resilience.
Aug 13, 2015   APA Policy News
Keystone Crossroads has produced an interactive series about Pennsylvania's urban waterfronts. A storymap and in-depth reporting provide waterfront access from afar.
Aug 12, 2015   Keystone Crossroads