Author: Dick

An Urban Oasis – in Portland’s Pearl District

What a delight was in store for us when finding Tanner Springs Park in downtown Portland’s Pearl District several weeks ago! This 1-acre urban park, occupying a city block, was created back in 2010 by a team of landscape architects

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We’ve Got a Problem… (?)

What’s A Conservation Water Fund?

You who may be subscribers to “Nature Conservancy” magazine might have noticed an article in the just-released Summer 2017 edition called: “Liquid Assets: Five large cities invest in upstream conservation to improve water quality for their residents.” (“Liquid Assets” is the

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Resilience: Readying for Another Superstorm

Picking up where I last left off on resiliency, Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 2), I noted a major project is well underway to help lessen the effects of future extreme climate events on the people and

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Reading About Nature, Beautifully Illustrated

Last Thursday was my final Baltimore Reading Partners tutoring session with a 2nd grader at Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School. Just in the nick of time, I remembered we tutors were encouraged to bring a gift to our kids.  “A book,

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A Flat-Out Awesome Climate Program & Info

Yale University’s Climate Change Opinion Maps are really helpful to organizations, businesses, government and just plain folks. These maps span a hefty number of surveys or polling on various aspects and consequences of global warming, including behavior. This work is

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Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 2)

Pt 1 on the subject, a couple weeks back, was about The Wharf, a 24-block resilient development along 1 mi. of Washington, DC waterfront. Today: Harvard’s Spaulding Rehab Hospital, located in the Inner Harbor of Boston. And, a late addition

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A Most Amazing Restoration I Have Yet to See…

The Miquon Creek Steam Restoration Project is today’s topic in honor of the recently celebrated Earth Day. I learned about this project in a presentation by water resources engineering firm Biohabitats at “Engineering Green Maryland” last November in Baltimore. With permission

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Development Projects Featuring “Resilience” to Climate Change (Pt 1)

The more attention on resilience strategies/outcomes being added to our built environment the better I feel. I blogged about resilience to climate change awhile back: “Resilience addresses shocks and stresses, and, while not geared toward any single shock or stress,

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The March for Science – by a U.S. Congressman, for one

This past Saturday, Earth Day 2017, coincided with The March for Science, as you know. (Isn’t this official poster awesome? Also looks like a horse rearing up, kicking its front legs in the air!) From the meetup.com #Resist: Baltimore website:

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