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In The Wake Of COVID-19, Congress Must Support Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs

April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 crisis is compounding risks for U.S. communities still contending with past extreme weather and climate-related disasters and bracing for future disasters. The recovery could likely be compounded by a string of extreme weather events starting this spring, continuing towards the end of summer when wildfire season peaks along with extreme heat and drought conditions, lasting well into the fall through the end of hurricane season


Landscape Architects Argue That Sustainable Design Results In Net-Zero Homes

September 28th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Landscape architects and clean tech? Sounds like the old nature-versus-society conundrum, doesn't it? Well, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) says that homeowners can implement cutting-edge methods so that residential landscapes support the environment — no matter the location or property size. And the ASLA is backing up its argument with a series of free online sustainable design guides to help spread understanding about sustainable and resilient residential practices


Future-Proofing Coastal Cities Like Houston

September 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Now the question is whether it should be rebuilt with federal funds just as it was before or restructured so it is better able to meet the challenges of climate change in the future.


Another “Solyndra” Project Sacrificed in Republican Attack on FEMA

September 26th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

The latest casualty of the Republican-held House, in its witch hunt against renewable energy, is a huge distributed solar project that would have doubled the number of solar rooftop installs in the US, while cutting electricity costs to practically nothing for hard-pressed military families, many of whom return home to lives of long term disability and resulting hardship. In partnership with military housing developers, SolarCity was to have installed as many as 160,000 solar roofs on military family housing, supplying cheaper and cleaner electricity from their own roofs. Its SolarStrong military program



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