Tag: climate change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events).

Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Payment-in-lieu-of-tax guidance will assist local governments spur economic growth and help state achieve 50% renewable energy by 2030

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a Solar PILOT Toolkit to assist the state’s municipalities in understanding and negotiating payment-in-lieu-of taxes (PILOT) agreements for solar projects larger

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

Desertification is a growing problem—or perhaps more accurately a non-growing problem—in many parts of the world. Planting trees, or afforestation, is one way to combat desertification, but it works only if the trees survive; in many areas the survival rate has been dismal. As this article points out, the poor-quality

The Plastic Bottle Horror

The Plastic Bottle Horror

Over the holiday I took time to watch a couple of horror flicks. One of them had an ending which left me with a sheer sense of dread. Probably because I bought into the premise of the movie even though it most likely will never happen.

The thing is, I now

NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

NYSERDA Announces $4 Million Available for New Technology Challenge to Develop the Next Generation of Heating and Cooling for Buildings

Four Technology Challenges Aim to Decrease Energy Consumption in Buildings and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $4 million in its first round of technology challenges for innovative clean energy companies to develop, commercialize and

Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

Water flow is something old, new, blue

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field

“Water Managers Were the First Rulers of the Land”

“Water Managers Were the First Rulers of the Land”

Two recent, and contrasting, articles recently caught my attention. One, a BBC piece called “Miami’s Fight Against Rising Seas,” focuses not just on still-in-the-future possibilities of different sea level rise scenarios, but on what’s already taking place in Florida with scary frequency: flooded basements, pools of water in parking lots

NYSERDA Announces Funding for Development of Clean Energy Projects in Low- to- Moderate-Income Communities

NYSERDA Announces Funding for Development of Clean Energy Projects in Low- to- Moderate-Income Communities

Projects will Support State’s Aggressive Energy Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Increase Renewable Energy

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority today announced $325,000 is available through the REVitalize initiative for technical assistance to qualified organizations to develop locally-based clean energy projects that benefit Low- to- Moderate-Income

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report:  Why We Solve Water

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

Ten Emerging Stormwater Management Best Practices

“I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach maturity if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed.” –Bill Watterson

Past Stormwater Paradigms
Way back in 2001 (when some of you were in junior high, I was reminded), I wrote an article for ­Stormwater ­magazine called “Stormwater ­Paradigms.”

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