Better communication is helping communities become more resilient to disasters. The Susquehanna River Basin provides water to 700,000 people, including Philadelphians. See how their government is keeping watch. Watch
More people live in cities now than in any other time in human history--nearly half the world’s population. They are the economic engines of our society, but they are also the source of 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
City trees can reduce hourly ozone by up to 15 percent, sulfur dioxide by 14 percent, and particulate matter by 13 percent--and they're pretty as well! Watch
Water is often called the "canary in the coal mine" of climate change--how we use, save and clean our water will be a big indicator of how well we adapt to the changing climate. Do you have an idea for keeping the water flowing? Tell us.
After a disaster, how do you protect your water supply from contamination? Osorb would absorb the toxic chemicals in the water and keep oil, pesticides, gases, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals out of the groundwater.
The George Washington University
DC's chief environmental officer, Christophe Tulou, has devised a plan to protect the nation's capital from storm damage. See the engineering innovation that is protecting the monuments on the national mall. Watch