The Nature Conservancy
But a separate effort by a cattleman nearby shows how a ranch can thrive in a water-scarce future.
They do it all: sequester greenhouse gases, protect marine life, maintain fresh water and, of course, defend against rising sea levels and storm surges.
The problem isn’t that the world isn’t going to step up to the plate without us. The problem is that they will, and they will leave us behind.
“Finding qualified leaders of color to fill these positions should not be difficult."
I started traveling long before anyone worried about the carbon footprint it left behind. I inherited the travel bug from
PM: Can you tell me a bit about your approach to community engagement? MD: We just started a health impact assessment to
The Transformative Power of a Vacant Lot: An Interview with The Nature Conservancy's Francesca Gross
Specifically, in Birmingham, we are sharply focused on nature-based solutions for stormwater management, restoring blighted
Pascal Mittermaier: Can you tell me about the origins of Philadelphia's green infrastructure program to manage urban water
The 21st century may turn out to be the time in history when we hit the natural resource limits of the planet. Despite the technological innovations of the last century, natural resources--from fresh water and forests, to healthy soils and fisheries--are becoming exhausted as we rely on them to meet the food, water and energy needs of a global population that is expected to exceed 10 billion by 2050. We need to manage differently now what little we have for today's use and tomorrow's needs.
Orlando Raez has been working in city planning since 2004, but he's been thinking about environmental issues and the relationship between cities and nature for much longer.
It's taken almost 60 years, but we are finally realizing the error we made when the United States built highways through the middle of its cities, displacing and isolating hundreds of thousands of residents, and we're beginning to do something about it.