Based Municipal Land Use Planning
Recycles More, Wastes More
"I admit there was a time in my own early years as a young land
surveyor (the pre-Earth Day decade at least) when I too regarded the
land simply as a commodity, and not part of a larger continuum, intimately
linked to the surrounding air, water, vegetation, and wildlife."
What goes into garbage cans is just the tip of a giant mountain of wasted
resources, and while Americans are setting recycling records, product
and packaging waste is also increasing steadily. These are among the key
findings of a new study released in late March by the GrassRoots Recycling
with Heavy Tree Cover Drop - Dramatic Tree Loss Costs DC Millions
Washington DC has experienced a dramatic loss of tree cover since 1973,
including a 64 percent decline in the most ecologically valuable areas
with heavy tree cover, according to a new report by the national conservation
group American Forests.
Research Center Studies Disaster Resistant Housing
Each year natural disasters wreak havoc on families and communities
across the U.S., disrupting businesses and destroying lives. Natural
disasters teach us a great deal, but the cost of the lesson often comes
at an incredibly dear price.