Infrastructure

Two men in suits talk to one another in front a blue wall with green and white United nation Climate Change graphics.

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at COP26 World Leaders Summit" (Karwai Tang/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
In conversation with PF Correspondent Helen Bradshaw, Washington Post climate reporter Tik Root analyzed what happened in the conference, or maybe more appropriately, what didn’t happen.
A woman in neutral clothing, a backpack and a baseball cap stands in a green field and looks across frame.

Jen Jenkins surveys the terrain of Sundrop Prairie (Sarah Anderson/MEDILL).

Medill News Service, Northwestern University
Colleen O’Brien and Jen Jenkins are exploring whether a cluster of five grassland regions that form a rare natural oasis just south of Chicago could be dedicated as a space for stormwater collection to help mitigate flooding in the region.

When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet — including hidden waterways. (Yeshi Kangrang/Unsplash)

Franklin & Marshall College
When people walk down the street, rarely do they ponder the subsurface infrastructure beneath their feet. In recent years, there has been a trend to uncover these rivers — a process known as daylighting.
SUNY-ESF
A conversation about living through a wildfire and what comes next, based on a collection of individual stories.
SUNY ESF
My story concerns the expansion of the built environment and its possible effects on public health and socio-spatial inequality
plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.
Deicing Roadways
Deicing Roadways
The George Washington University
Using salt to deice roadways hurts our environment.
H2Know App

H2Know is a smart water meter that connects to an app on your mobile device. (Photo courtesy of H2Know)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
H2know is a smart water meter that can help U.S. residents make small changes that have a huge impact.
Northwestern University
Dozens of cities sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21. The thousands of visitors will put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.

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