When it comes to stormwater management, green infrastructure can be explained as a number of approaches to managing wet weather impacts in a more resilient approach that manages more rain where it lands. This approach benefits the environment and community, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Examples of green infrastructure include, but are not limited to, plant or soil systems, permeable pavement or other permeable surfaces, rainwater harvest and reuse with rain barrels or rain gardens. Green infrastructure is different than gray infrastructure, which is also included in the Citys current infrastructure. Gray infrastructure is the more traditional piped system which traditionally meant to move water directly from one location to another location. Green infrastructure reduces and treats stormwater at its source while delivering environmental, social and economic benefits.. Pilot Program Impact on Residents ...
The Green Infrastructure Center Inc. (GIC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a New York edition of a green infrastructure planning guide that will help communities protect and restore vital green infrastructure that can help mitigate flooding, while at the same time performing critical life sustaining functions like cleaning the air and water. Based on GICs six years of field testing and a case study conducted in Ulster County, New York, the guide shows communities how to map their most significant natural resources and make plans to conserve or restore them.
Equipa constituída por dois docentes, investigadores do Centro de Investigação em Agronomia, Alimentos, Ambiente e Paisagem (LEAF) e três bolseiros de investigação do Laboratório de Patologia Vegetal Veríssimo de Almeida do Instituto Superior de Agronomia participam no ENCONTRO COST FP 1204 - Green Infrastructure: Nature based solutions for sustainable and resilient cities, de 4 a 7 de abril em Orvieto, Itália, apresentando duas comunicações orais, uma em Ordenamento do Território, e duas comunicações em painel na área da Arboricultura Urbana:. - When Inonotus rickii meets Celtis australis: a constraint on the use of hackberry trees in Lisbon (Autores: Maia, F., Valada, T., Ferreira, B., Caetano, M.F., Ramos, A.P.). - The nature-base solutions and green infrastructure at landscape scale searching for territorial resilience. Application to Portugal (Autores: Pena, S. B.; Magalhães, M.R.; Abreu, M.M.). - Trees of Public Interest in Portugal: obstacle or advantage to modern ...
Eventbrite - Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) presents Making Green Infrastructure Main Stream: Exploring the Drainage Act as a tool to support wide-scale implementation of green infrastructure - Thursday, 13 July 2017 at Holiday Inn, Guelph, Ontario. Find event and ticket information.
Users socio-economic characteristics can influence the visit and utilization pattern of urban green infrastructure. Assessing the influence of socio-economic characteristics of people on the utilization of UGI is an important instrument to show gaps for city/town planners, developers and decision makers. This paper investigates the effect of socio-economic characteristics of people on a monthly visit of green infrastructure in Southern Ethiopia. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and key informant interview, a total of 400 urban communities were interviewed in the entire study area. The collected data were analysed using descriptive statistics, multiple regression models and chi-square test. The majority (54%) of respondents in Hawassa city visit two to three times per month, in Bodity town 22% of respondents visited UGI two to three times per month. Whereas, 30% of respondent in Wolayita Sodo visit UGI once a month. In general, 28.75% and 23.75% of respondents visited green ...
Green infrastructure (GI) has been regarded as an effective intervention for urban runoff reduction. Despite the growing interest in GI, the technical knowledge that is needed to demonstrate their advantages, cost, and performance in reducing runoff and pollutants is still under research. The present paper describes a framework that aims to obtain the optimal configuration of GI (i.e., the optimal number of units distributed within the catchment) for urban runoff reduction. The research includes an assessment of the performance of GI measures dealing with pollution load, peak runoff, and flood volume reduction. The methodological framework developed includes: (1) data input, (2) GI selection and placement, (3) hydraulic and water quality modelling, and (4) assessing optimal GI measures. The framework was applied in a highly urbanized catchment in Cali, Colombia. The results suggest that if the type of GI measure and its number of units are taken into account within the optimisation process, it is
The ESA Urban Ecosystem Ecology Section offers student travel awards for student members of the section to attend the ESA Annual Meeting this August in New Orleans, LA.. Travel awards are partially supported by Springer on behalf of the journal Urban Ecosystems and typically range from $300 to $400 per student.. Please send a statement of research interests and statement of need (no more than 500 words combined), the title and abstract of your accepted ESA abstract, whether your presentation is oral or a poster, and your student status (undergrad, MS, PhD). You must also have one letter of recommendation sent directly to the email address below.. Send your application materials with the subject line UEE Travel Award to Dr. Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman at [email protected] Applications are due July 28, 2018!. NOTE: Only UEE section members are eligible to apply. It only costs $5.00 to join the section.. ...
The Los Angeles River, reengineered from the late 1930s to the 1960s into a concrete channel for flood control and industrialization, has recently been the focus of revitalization efforts. Our Urban Agriculture Green Infrastructure Plan seeks to transform a known food desert along the river into a series of healthy, resilient neighborhoods capable of growing and cultivating their own food.. Stretching 660 acres, this urban agriculture hub would build community; provide greater access to healthy food among residents in the area; and stimulate economic development. New industries could include farming, insect farming, beekeeping, animal husbandry, aquaculture, and fungiculture. And, such sustainable business enterprises could set up shop in what are currently abandoned or underused lots, community gardens, or even on rooftops. Ultimately, the plan provides a vision for a future LA-and a future LA River-that is healthy, connected, and equitably prosperous.. ...
ATLANTA, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Geosyntec Consultants Signs Strategic Teaming Agreement for High Performance Green Infrastructure Computing Platform.
Organized by the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) NAGOYA in cooperation with the NPO Sky Front Forum, please join us in Japan for the upcoming WGIN Congress Nagoya 2015, held on October 14-16 at the KKR HOTEL NAGOYA. Presentations will be simultaneously translated into both English and Japanese.. The World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) is an annual international event on urban green infrastructure which provides social, environmental and economical benefits through sustainable greening systems such as green roofs, living walls, urban forests, landscape regeneration, wetland renewal and water sensitive urban design practices.. The three-day 2015 Congress in Nagoya will provide international and national keynote experts presenting on new research, case studies, best practice management, and the latest technologies in this expanding industry. The annual national green fair of Japan will be held during the same period in Nagoya city, so international participants will be able to ...
Adaptation to Climate Change at Local Scale: A CFD Study in Porto Urban Area. By Vera Rodrigues, Sandra Rafael, Sandra Sorte, Sílvia Coelho, Hélder Relvas, Bruno Vicente, Joana Leitão, Myriam Lopes, Ana Isabel Miranda and Carlos Borrego. Green infrastructures play an essential role in urban planning, namely with their potential to reduce the impact from air pollution episodes together with extreme weather events. This chapter focuses on the assessment of green infrastructures benefits on current and future microclimate and air quality patterns in Portos urban area (Portugal). The effects of green infrastructures on flow dynamics are evaluated for the baseline scenarios by means of numerical and physical simulations, using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model VADIS and the wind tunnel of the University of Aveiro. The baseline morphological (BM) scenario focuses on the current morphological characteristics of Portos urban area, while a baseline green (BG) scenario comprises the ...
The urban landscape hosts diverse ecosystems, many of which are strongly modified by humans while some are semi-natural or natural. Julie B. Halvorsens close look at the urban ecosystems of Oslo, defined using the NiN system, shows that also strongly modified ecosystems can be distinguished by the plants that grow there.. Halvorsens multivariate analysis (DCA and GNMDS) of species composition was based on her maps and botanical inventory of 201 plots along an urban-rural gradient from Oslos city centre to the surrounding forest. She mapped these 10x10 m plots at 1:500 m scale using NiN ecosystem types, and recorded abundances of all vascular plant species in each of the mapped polygons in the plots.. Her results support the existing partitioning of strongly modified ecosystems in NiN, which is based mainly on substrate types and physical history. Environmental variables like elevation and temperature did not seem to affect the species composition, leaving human influence and soil properties ...
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The Environmental Processes (EP) research focus area of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University (http://www.cee.cornell.edu/) invites applications for research-based M.S./Ph.D. and Ph.D. studies beginning in the 2017/2018 academic year. Cornell offers graduate students the opportunity to individualize their course of study with a committee of faculty members to select the most important courses to complement their research. Students in the EP focus area take courses related to physical and chemical processes in water and wastewater treatment, water chemistry, biological processes, and a variety of specialized courses including environmental risk analysis, environmental fate and transport modelling, biocatalysis and biodegradation, and can also take advantage of an extensive range of courses in other environment-focused disciplines at Cornell. Research in the EP area generally focuses on the biological, chemical, and physical phenomena that affect the behavior and ...
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|p>With rapid global population growth and increasing urban and suburban density, there is often less room for green spaces. However, further integrating different types of high-performing green spaces, or green infrastructure, into the built environment is becoming a priority. Green infrastructure can be considered a conceptual framework for understanding the valuable services nature provides the human environment. At the national or regional level, interconnected networks of park systems and wildlife corridors preserve ecological function, manage water, provide wildlife habitat, and create a balance between built and natural environments. At the urban level, parks and urban forestry are central to reducing energy usage costs and creating clean, temperate air. Lastly, green roofs, walls, and other techniques within or on buildings bring a range of benefits, including reduced energy consumption and
A similar boost occurs with marriage and other life changes, of course, but according to studies, that rapidly dissipates. What makes green infrastructure so different is that the boost is sustainable over a much longer span of time if not permanently.. One of the tree conservation requirements a few state legislators want to outlaw are those that provide near-road buffers and screens. An overview of their benefits was published recently, co-authored by Dr. Rich Baldauf, a scientist doing research here in Durham.. Some in the legislature seem to only listen to whiners, unaware that the far greater number now known as low impact developers are far more successful because instead of whining, these developers, architects and site planners embrace and exceed these local green infrastructure conservation ordinances.. The 16-year old movement exploded more than a decade ago after a case study was conducted on two developments south of Puyallup, Washington (southeast of Tacoma) comparing conventional ...
Lets stop combined sewage overflows by encouraging the use of green infrastructure solutions at the individual, neighborhood, and city levels. Green infrastructure refers to anything that helps prevent rain water from going down the storm drain (i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, trees, and much more).
In the July issue of ISA Arboriculture & Urban Forestry magazine, Hossain, Stuhlinger, Olson, and Babst contributed, A Comparison of Indirect Water Devices for Benefiting Newly Transplanted Urban Trees. Urban trees often undergo a period of post-transplant stress which is exacerbated by a water-limited environment. Watering devices are available to help a newly-planted tree receive... More ...
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NEW YORK -- Where Second Street dead ends with the Gowanus Canal, a New Yorker comes face to face, but hopefully not hand to water, with a slice of the o...
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Beacon is a pretty densely developed city, which is good in a lot of ways, but you have these voids where little creatures like butterflies and bees dont have a way to get through because they dont have food or shelter, he told me. Were creating these habitat corridors. Eco-nectar has nearly 200 members who put themselves on different maps by reporting the earth-friendly efforts theyre making on or in their own balconies and backyards. Planting native pollinator habitat, installing rain barrels, using solar power, and composting are among the activities people can log to claim badges on the maps. Pledging not to use synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides, or to plant only hardy native species, can also earn a badge.. Dylan hopes participants will see that, multiplied by thousands of others, even a little veggie garden makes an impact. And he thinks the maps visuals will inspire peoples neighbors to make even more environmental impacts. I am a case in point: I knew I wanted to get ...
It is disturbing that in this age of supposed scientific advancement there are so many manipulations and poor management practices of natural lands and wildlife. This surely speaks to the increasing disconnect our society faces from a lack of exposure to the natural world and meaningful understanding of it. More inexcusable, though, is the apparent paucity of quality science education and mentorship at academic institutions that were renowned for such not long ago. This seeming ignorance of basic conservation biology principles has even extended to esteemed scientific and geographic journals. These are the folks with authority and responsibility to instruct the next generation of those open to learning such principles. How many academics, professors, and land managers today consider it indispensable to teach a Do No Harm ethic to those working with the natural world? How many of them even know what it means, let alone its importance?. We should never lose sight of the fact that large-scale ...
Acres for America program to safeguard wildlife habitats in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City, , , , BENTONVILLE, Ark., Walmart s Acres for America program is donating $500,000 to...
Air pollution affects lakhs of people every year. Despite this, our cities, which report dangerously high levels of air pollutants, lack a comprehensive plan to combat it.
This innovative book sees contemporary urban settlement as the new human ecosystems defining peoples lives across the planet. Just as so-called natural ecosystems have defined our view of the...
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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Please check back later for the full article. In 1945, the Amazon biome was still mostly intact. The scars of ancient cultural developments in Andean and lowland Amazon had healed, and the impacts of rubber and other resource exploitation were reversible. Very few roads existed, and only in its periphery. In the 1950s and especially in the 1960s, Brazil and other Andean countries launched ambitious road building and colonization projects, largely driven by Brazilian geopolitical concerns. Interest in the Amazon became much more intense in the 1970s as forest loss began to raise worldwide concern. Construction of more and better roads continued at an exponentially growing pace in each following decade, multiplying correlated deforestation and forest degradation everywhere in the Amazon. A point of no return was reached when interoceanic roads crossed the borders of Brazilian-Andean ...
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What if public utilities engage in payments for ecosystem services (PES)? This requires a change in mindset, but also in pricing and related regulatory mechanisms of utilities. Unfortunately, there is currently little research on how this may work in practice.15 One example is incentives put in place for public water utility districts in California to participate in innovative finance mechanisms.16 A component of this initiative involves paying landowners upstream to better manage their lands, avoiding increases in pollutant loads caused by land change. However, pricing mechanisms such as PES are only part of the solution and may need to be replaced or complemented with other mechanisms depending on the specific ecosystem-service bundle in question. Moreover, the whole infrastructure network upon which utilities for delivering their services may need to be reformed to reflect the type of ecosystem services. For instance, the concept of green infrastructure, also called integrated infrastructure, ...
The pressure on soil space varies greatly from region to region, with surplus space, overgrown land and poor maintenance in some areas, and a lack of land and space on which to scatter livestock manure, a high incidence of land being re-purposed for other uses and high rents in others.. The parts of the country with towns and densely populated areas which are experiencing the most growth also have the most productive agricultural sectors. Over the past 50 years, over one million decares of agricultural land have been re-purposed for other uses. In land planning, development needs, transport systems, green infrastructure, outdoor recreation interests, biological diversity and cultural heritage must be assessed collectively. ...
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This project entailed reconstructing South Wapato Lake Drive and Asotin Court located off of South Alaska Street. Green infrastructure was utilized to provide water quality treatment and flow control by allowing the infiltration of storm runoff from South Wapato Lake Drive, Asotin Court and contributing residential properties. This was accomplished through porous asphalt, a reservoir base course, and a sand treatment layer over existing native soils ...
When we started the 25-year Green City, Clean Waters plan in 2011, the idea was that we could better manage our stormwater and reduce combined sewer overflows by leading with green infrastructure, as opposed to only using gray infrastructure, and that it would also have additional social and economic benefits. We call it our triple bottom line approach. While the environmental benefits (good news-were on track to meet our environmental targets for year five of the plan!) and economic benefits are quantifiable, the social benefits are harder to measure. But a recent study, published this January in the American Journal of Public Health, indicates that the green stormwater infrastructure weve installed in Philadelphia does, indeed, have social benefits as well.. The study, led by Michelle Kondo, formerly a postdoctoral student at the University of Pennsylvanias Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and now a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in ...
Federal funding used to cover well over half 80% of local water and wastewater management costs, but those dollars have been reduced to a trickle- today covering around 5% of stormwater infrastructure costs. In response, cities nationwide have created stormwater utility fees to raise the funds needed for stormwater management. Cities nationwide are also re-thinking how stormwater should be managed-- and are developing ambitious plans to manage stormwater on or near the site where it falls through green stormwater infrastructure practices such as rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavements, and other solutions that keep rainwater out of our gutters and waterways. A number of cities green infrastructure plans are highlighted in this EPA report as well as NRDCs Rooftops to Rivers report. These cities benefit in many cases from highly evolved stormwater utilities that charge user-based fees to property owners (often based on impervious area). These utilities understand that preventing ...
Certain components of a healthy city seem obvious: good water and sanitation infrastructures, clean air, uncontaminated land, safe homes, opportunities for safe and active mobility and effective green infrastructure. On May 30, 2012 the UCL-Lancet Commission released a report and held a panel discussion. You can review the UCL Lancet Shaping Cities for Health: Complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st century event at UCL clip here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/stream/media/swatch?v=5f9071e82700 ...
What is Blue-Green Building?. Green building, low-impact development, sustainable infrastructure - these terms open up a tool chest of ways to make cities more environmentally friendly. They include saving energy, recycling, using sustainable materials, minimizing global warming. This website, created by all-volunteer Friends of Five Creeks, showcases blue-green developments - low-impact green infrastructure aimed at sustaining water and watersheds, so that nature can flourish even in cities.. How cities affect water and watersheds. Cities cover much of the land with streets, sidewalks, and roofs. Rain no longer drips from leaves and soaks into soil. Instead, it rushes with flash-flood-like intensity to gutters, storm drains, and creeks. This runoff carries a toxic soup of heavy metals, petroleum products, pet wastes, pesticides, and litter washed from yards and streets. The result is flooding, erosion, and pollution. Streams overtop their banks or cut deep, steep, unstable canyons. Plants, ...
drinking water production.. Historically polluted sites. Historical groundwater, soil and sediment pollution is in Western Europe still present at larger and complex urban and industrial pollution situations. For these we co-develop with municipalities and industrial site owners, nature based solutions where natural attenuation processes (bioconversion, sorption) are combined with other applications such as green infrastructure groundwater cleaning, Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage, and sediment recovery, cleaning and reuse.. Salt, Polymers and Colloids. Saline water provides an immense source for fresh process water and drinking water. Innovative electrochemical techniques including capacitive de-ionisation, electro-dialysis and combinations of these are studied to reduce costs and energy demand for fresh water production and for selective removal and recovery of salts and ionic species from wastewater and natural waters. Polymers and mineral colloidal particles ...
04/30/2015 The city of Lima made headlines around the world when it announced it was funneling some of its water fees into a program to restore pre-Incan structures that capture excess rainwater in the rainy season and redirect into the mountain, so that its available in the dry season. That program, however, is just a small part of a massive green infrastructure program that could serve as a model for cities around the world.. ...
What happened?. The project had stalled at Cardiff Council, but Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales had suggestions for how it could fulfil their objectives too and the idea shifted and grew.. Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) that use green infrastructure (plants and trees) to make surface water safe and reduce flooding risk, have long been seen as beneficial but have only been tried in new developments or retrofitted in wide boulevards. Grangetowns Victorian terraced streets presented the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that SUDS could be used in more densely-built areas.. As a multi-functional project, it was hard to pull the funding together. The organisations were not used to using siloed funding pots in this way. But with pooled funding agreed from the start, and some money from a Landfill levy, they were able to get it off the ground and keep it going even as personnel changed.. With a clear and distinct brand, Greener Grangetown, and genuine public consultation ...
Letters: Signatories including Dr Wolfgang Knorr say it is game over for preventing dangerous climate change, Colin Hines says a green infrastructure should be prioritised in a post-Covid-19 world, and Andy Radford on why we should consider permanent changes to the way we live ...
This guide is a resource for agencies and other organizations responsible for overseeing GI projects, and it highlights the fundamental importance of using sound and persuasive data to foster investment in green jobs. It also calls on agencies that invest in Green Infrastructure to increase their efforts to track project job outcomes.. Download the report. ...
Professor Elodie Passeport (CivMin, ChemE) and her team study how urban green infrastructure such as bioretention cells can remove microplastics and other emerging contaminants from stormwater ...
First Biosolar Roof in Canton Valais (CH). The first Biosolar roof in Valais Switzerland is a private villa new built on the south side of Sion. The owners were completely open to a new ecological approach of greening a flat roof in combination with solar thermal panels. Their original plan for the house had not included any green roofs. Thanks to the designers who knew about the ACCLIMATASION project and were incontact with the Green Infrastructure Consultancy (CH), they persuaded the owners to choose a Biosolar roof approach.. ...
First Biosolar Roof in Canton Valais (CH). The first Biosolar roof in Valais Switzerland is a private villa new built on the south side of Sion. The owners were completely open to a new ecological approach of greening a flat roof in combination with solar thermal panels. Their original plan for the house had not included any green roofs. Thanks to the designers who knew about the ACCLIMATASION project and were incontact with the Green Infrastructure Consultancy (CH), they persuaded the owners to choose a Biosolar roof approach.. ...
In taxonomy, the Korarchaeota are a phylum of the Archaea. The name is derived from the Greek noun koros or kore, meaning young man or young woman, and the Greek adjective archaios which means ancient. They are also known as Xenarchaeota. Korarchaeota is regarded as a phylum, which itself is part of the archaeal TACK superphylum which encompasses Thaumarchaeota, Aigarchaeota, Crenarchaeota and Korarchaeota. Analysis of their 16S rRNA gene sequences suggests that they are a deeply branching lineage that does not belong to the main archaeal groups, Crenarchaeota and Euryarchaeota. Analysis of the genome of one korarchaeote that was enriched from a mixed culture revealed a number of both Crenarchaeota- and Euryarchaeota-like features and supports the hypothesis of a deep-branching ancestry. The strain Korarchaeum cryptofilum was cultivated in an enrichment culture from a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park in USA 2008. The cells are long and needleshaped, which gave the species its ...
Kategori:Semua regnum [proteoarchaeota]]] Dalam taksonomi, Korarchaeota adalah filum dari Archaea.[1] Nama ini berasal dari kata benda Yunani koros atau kore, yang berarti pemuda atau wanita muda, dan kata sifat Yunani archaios yang berarti kuno.[2] Mereka juga dikenal sebagai Xenarchaeota. Analisis sekuens gen 16S rRNA mereka menunjukkan bahwa mereka adalah keturunan sangat bercabang yang tidak termasuk dalam kelompok archaea utama, Crenarchaeota dan Euryarchaeota.[3] Analisis genom satu Korarchaeota yang diperkaya dari kultur campuran mengungkapkan sejumlah fitur seperti-Crenarchaeota dan Euryarchaeota dan mendukung hipotesis dari keturunan bercabang awal.[4] ...
Students will work with an interdisciplinary team of environmental scientists including professors, postdoctoral scientists, and graduate students who are studying the environmental processes driving nutrient mobility and algal bloom dynamics in Lake Champlain and its watershed. They will assist in preparation for weekly trips to our monitoring station in Lake Champlains Missisquoi Bay, and often have the opportunity to participate in these weekly field activities. Students will also be involved in the processing and analysis of environmental samples (water, sediment, biota, and soils) after sample collection trips. Additionally, students can be involved in preparation for and participation in river and soil sampling efforts in the Missisquoi and Winooski River watersheds. Opportunity exists for students to gain experience working with state-of-the-art field and laboratory instrumentation, as well as the cutting-edge laboratory methods that we use to describe environmental processes within the ...
The objectives of the experiment were to assess the impact of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) fertiliser application on the cell wall composition and fast-pyrolysis conversion quality of the commercially cultivated hybrid Miscanthus x giganteus. Five different fertiliser treatments were applied to mature Miscanthus plants which were sampled at five intervals over a growing season. The different fertiliser treatments produced significant variation in concentrations of cell wall components and ash within the biomass and affected the composition and quality of the resulting fast-pyrolysis liquids. The results indicated that application of high rates of N fertiliser had a negative effect on feedstock quality for this conversion pathway: reducing the proportion of cell wall components and increasing accumulation of ash in the harvested biomass. No exclusive effect of potassium fertiliser was observed. The low-N fertiliser treatment produced high quality, low ash?high lignin biomass most suitable as a ...
During her more than 20 years at Argonne, M. Cristina Negri conducted and directed laboratory to full-scale multidisciplinary projects developing technologies and concepts for environmental remediation and stewardship, including soil remediation and water treatment. She has researched sustainable technologies for urban environmental improvement.. As well, Cristina works on the integration of bioenergy within working agricultural landscapes to address the food, energy, water, and land nexus. Her work focuses on developing sustainable, multifunctional landscape concepts, which aim, by design, at the creation of ecosystems services. Her interests are in systems approaches where industrial ecology concepts are applied to water and land management and green infrastructure.. Cristina is a Senior Fellow with the Energy Policy Institute at the Harris School and a Fellow of the Institute of Molecular Engineering, both at the University of Chicago. She is also a Fellow of the Northwestern ...
The west basin of Lake Erie has been seriously impacted by rain water runoff which carries contaminants and phosphorous which in turn fuels large blooms of toxic algae. To mitigate this a simple green infrastructure project, to be designed and tested is the installation of rain gardens. Rain gardens are constructed around drains and catch basins to collect rainwater before it goes into the subsurface system. The rain gardens will have native plants chosen for their ability to filter contaminants and having high uptakes for phosphorous. The first flush of rain is often the most contaminated so even small rain events can be detrimental to water quality and with a rain garden should greatly reduce that water from ever reaching the storm drains.. Our rain garden project is supporting the work that the Essex Region Conservation Authority does and will be constructed as a pilot project in the Town of Harrow, at the arena adjacent the Harrow High School where stormwater from the municipal parking lots ...
Keeping raw sewage and contaminated stormwater out of the waters of the United States is one of the EPAs highest priorities. Reductions in sewer and stormwater overflows are accomplished by obtaining cities commitments to implement timely, affordable solutions to these problems, which may also include the use of Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans. Integrated plans are intended to be an option to help municipalities meet their CWA obligations by optimizing the benefits of their infrastructure improvement investments through the appropriate sequencing of work. This approach can also lead to more sustainable and comprehensive solutions, such as green infrastructure, that improve water quality and enhance community vitality ...
Started: October 2015. Supervisor: Dr Maarten van Reeuwijk. Description of Research. More than half of the global population is now said to be living in urban areas. Understanding of the urban microclimate (temperature, humidity, air quality etc.) is therefore a key tool in ensuring the sustainability of growing cities. Through the use of high resolution large-eddy simulation this research aims to model the dynamics and processes of the urban canopy and boundary layer. Pollution dispersion, green infrastructure and building efficiency can be incorporated into existing models to produce numerical results that further the understanding of their role in urban areas.. ...
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize debt capital markets for climate solutions. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 200 organizations involved in its development and governance; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; an international Green Infrastructure Investment Coalition; market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and East Africa; and a green finance aggregation platform with UNDP. He is co-Chair of the India Green Bonds Council and has been a consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General. Mr. Kidney was previously marketing advisor to a number of the largest Australian pension funds.. ...
Annie is the Lake Champlain Sea Grant ECOamericorps member for 2016-2017. She joined the Green Infrastructure Collaborative (GIC), a program of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, in fall 2016. When she can sneak a little time, she works with us here at the Watershed Alliance to add her insight and enthusiastic energy to our K-12 outreach programming. This week, Annie designed a fascine and live stake planting at Charlotte Elementary as part of a collaboration between the Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Lewis Creek Association to protect and restore shoreline in the Lake Champlain Basin. Fascines are stems and branches from live woody plants tied together in bundles. These branches will take root and help to maintain the structural integrity of the bank.. Alongside a team of Watershed Alliance Educators, Maya, Anna and emeritus Krista Hoffsis, Annie lead a team of 5 diligent and energetic sixth grade students through the process assessing a need ...
The NYC Cloudburst Resiliency Planning Study & pilot project is a world-class example of an integrated planning & analysis process shaping a solid basis for future decisions on how to implement climate adaptation initiatives fully or partly based on green infrastructure.
In this issue: A Clean Budget for Pennsylvania; Protect the Clean Water Rule for Pennsylvanias Waters; Protect Vulnerable Communities from Lead Exposure; Green Infrastructure in Pittsburgh; Are Your Legislators Voting to Protect Our Water?
Bronx Field Research, funded by the RWJ Foundation measures the cooling effect of urban green infrastructure. In the photo, from left to right, is Jainxaing Huang (DDesS student), Rob Crauderueff, Coordinator of the NYC/Bronx SWIM Coalition of environmental and community groups and Naz Beykan (MDesS student, Sustainable Design) setting up sensors and data loggers in front of Saint James Park in Bronx, NY. The project was initiated by Joyce Rosenthal, assistant professor in Urban Planning and area coordinator of Anticipatory Spatial Practice in MDesS.. ...
PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. Im Paul Jay coming today from the PERI Institute in Amherst, Massachusetts. In the new book Greening the Global Economy Rob Pollin says we dont need to go big to create new energy sources; in fact, small is beautiful. One of the central ideas in his book. And he now joins us here at the PERI Institute, thanks for joining us. ROBERT POLLIN: Thanks for having me. JAY: So the book is Greening the Global Economy and here it is. So lets explore this a little bit. So what do you mean? Usually I think when people think, building a new green infrastructure creating thousands of jobs, its usually on some big scale. People imagine like thousands of windmills and such but youre saying theres other alternatives. POLLIN: Well, there will, should be thousands of windmills but if we look for example at the experiences and of a few Western European countries Germany, Denmark, Sweden, the UK. They do have wind turbine projects that are ...
Please email me on the response to the permeable paving issue. It is a tool in the green infrastructure toolbox - but not a default one. There are some good things about these pavers and several unsustainable factors that must always be considered. On some sites they are preferred and can work; on others they are not part of the solution. There are many construction aspects that have to be factored in. In a sense, permeable paving options are merely another product to sell and a gimmick. Not always, but many times. Been there, done that. I have designed them in and used them in the past, but I personally feel they are overrated and used as the knee-jerk reaction crutch immediately as soon as someone mentions parking and storm water. Yep. Much more to it than this. Not a bad option, but it has to be an option and a prudent one that is well thought-out and designed-in. Not a first reaction each time. Remember, permeable paving-aside from the several unsustainable results-provides zero ...
Jarlath ONeil-Dunne is the Director of the University of Vermonts (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory, and serves in a joint capacity with the USDA Forest Service Research & Development. Over the years his research has focused on the application of geospatial technology to a broad range of natural resource related issues such as environmental justice, wildlife habitat mapping, high-elevation forest decline, land cover change detection, community health, and water quality modeling. Most recently his work has centered on urban ecosystems. The results of his urban tree canopy assessments have been used by dozens of communities to establish tree canopy goals. Jarlath is well known for his expertise in object-based image analysis (OBIA) and speaks regularly on a wide range of geospatial related topics at local, regional, and national conferences. In addition to his research duties Jarlath teaches introductory and advanced courses in geospatial technology. He also oversees the university Trimble ...
Exposure to biodiverse aerobiomes supports human health, but it is unclear which ecological factors influence exposure. Few studies have investigated near-surface green space aerobiome dynamics, and no studies have reported aerobiome vertical stratification in different urban green spaces. We used columnar sampling and next generation sequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene, combined with geospatial and network analyses to investigate urban green space aerobiome spatio-compositional dynamics. We show a strong effect of habitat on bacterial diversity and network complexity. We observed aerobiome vertical stratification and network complexity that was contingent on habitat type. Tree density, closer proximity, and canopy coverage associated with greater aerobiome alpha diversity. Grassland aerobiomes exhibited greater proportions of putative pathogens compared to scrub, and also stratified vertically. We provide novel insights into the urban ecosystem with potential importance for public health, whereby
Sustainable cities support the health of residents and the environment. We are working to understand the urban ecosystem and develop nature-based solutions to combat challenges brought about by climate change.
Research on urban ecosystems rapidly expanded in the 1990s and is now a central topic in ecosystem science. In this paper, we argue that there are two critical challenges for ecosystem science that ar
climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps
climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps
SPEA-E 570 Environmental Soil Science (3 cr.) Soil chemistry can affect forest and crop productivity, pollutant degradation, surface and groundwater quality, and other environmental processes. This course emphasizes chemistry of soil minerals and organic matter, mineral solubility, the soil biota, redox transformations and reaction kinetics, soil colloid and surface chemistry, and biogeochemical cycling of metals ...
Soil moisture (SM) plays a key role in many environmental processes and has a high spatial and temporal variability. Collecting sample SM data through field surveys (e.g. for validation of remote sensing-derived products) can be very expensive and...
My research focuses on the geochemical and hydrological processes controlling the transport and fate of toxic contaminants and nutrients in coastal and subsurface environments. I am interested in conducting field investigation, laboratory experimentation, and geochemical-hydrological modeling to elucidate chemical and physical processes of environmental systems from the field to the molecular scale. I have been utilizing various types of advanced instruments such as X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray micro-tomography (XMT), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to develop a fundamental and mechanistic understanding of environmental processes. ...
Alan Dechos research interests center on attached forms of bacteria, called biofilms. In biofilms, bacteria occur in protected, coordinated groups rather than as individual cells. Biofilms are microscopic (invisible) coatings and are important in health, disease and environmental processes. In health processes, these forms of bacteria commonly occur in/on the human body in many areas. They are important to proper health, but also play central roles in infection, and are also the predominant form of microbial life in natural environments. Dr. Decho currently teaches a graduate-undergraduate course on Biofilms in the Environment, Health and Disease. ...
When we started Transition, I imagined it as an environmental process. Now I see it as a cultural process. What does the culture of the place you live need to do in order to be best prepared for change? Transition can start to change that culture, introducing an invitation to work with other people who ordinarily you wouldnt meet, and to create something extraordinary with them.. It reweaves connections, it brings people together with a creative impulse. Some might say, Well thats all very well, but in the context of the challenges set out earlier, its a drop in the ocean. They may be right. But my sense is that Transition embodies the possibility of something that few other things can achieve. It is about what is currently politically impossible becoming politically inevitable. Transition can start to change the tone, change the background buzz, change the sense of whats possible.. It has a tremendous power to convene, to get all manner of people in a room together, dreaming, planning ...
Scientists are reproducing the environment of Venus so that they can interpret observations of the planets surface and atmosphere. Studying environmental processes on Venus can help astrobiologists better understand the ...
E 526 Applied Mathematics for Environmental Science (2-3 cr.) P: differential and integral calculus. Applications of mathematics to modeling environmental processes. Applied calculus, numerical analysis, differential equations ...
Climate change and tree harvest interact to affect future tree species distribution changes, Wang, Wen J., Thompson Frank R., He Hong S., Fraser Jacob S., Dijak William D., and Jones-Farrand Todd , Journal of Ecology, 28-Jan-2019, (2019) ...
Climate change and tree harvest interact to affect future tree species distribution changes, Wang, Wen J., Thompson Frank R., He Hong S., Fraser Jacob S., Dijak William D., and Jones-Farrand Todd , Journal of Ecology, 28-Jan-2019, (2019) ...
Glaucoma is among the leading causes of blindness worldwide. The disease involves damage to the retinal ganglion cell axons that transmit visual information from the eye to the brain. Experimental...
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Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the worlds oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.. Created: 13 June 2005 by Sandy Lawson. Verified by: 29 October 2009 by M.D. Guiry. Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 291 times since it was created.. Verification of data ...
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for imaging brain tissue at multiple scales, allowing them to image molecules within cells or take a wider view of the long-range connections between neurons. The technique, magnified analysis of proteome (MAP), should help scientists chart the connectivity and functions of neurons in the human brain.
Parsons School of Design, a college of The New School, invites applications for a renewable term Assistant Professor of Product and Industrial Design position in the School of Constructed Environments.. We seek candidates who actively practice industrial design, whether through design consultancies, in-house design, or as independent designers. We seek candidates with expertise in industrial global supply chain in the area of sustainable product development through their creative practices, and who will bring international industry connections to Parsons. Candidates must have field experience at multiple scales of production, from low volume to mass production, and be forward thinking about how product/industrial design practices and methods adeptly respond to complex local and global production and fabrication contexts. Once appointed, the faculty member is expected to keep current on advanced methods of digital and physical modeling, and their impacts on appropriate scales of production both ...
The phylogenetic systematics of bovin species forms a common basis for studies at multiple scales, from the level of domestication in populations to major cladogenesis. The main big-picture accomplishments of this productive field, including two recent works, one in BMC Genomics, are reviewed with an eye for some of the limitations and challenges impeding progress. See Research article http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/10/177