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Quantifying Rainfall Interception in the Urban Canopy

Urban stormwater is a major contributor to surface water degradation in the United States, prompting cities to invest in green infrastructure - methods that naturally capture, store, and slowly release runoff, such as urban trees. While rainfall...

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8/19/19

 

 
 
Soil Moisture Meters Influence Landscape Water Use

In response to drought conditions, urban population growth, and dwindling water supplies in Utah, Utah State University (USU) Extension implemented a study using soil moisture meters. USU Extension distributed free soil moisture meters to residents...

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8/2/19
Spruce up! Using green roofs and green spaces to beat the heat

This webinar covers how green roofs and other green spaces are being used to address urban heat across the country. The webinar highlights the variety of benefits that such practices can bring, such as how green roofs improve air quality and public...

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7/29/19
Intersecting urban forestry and botanical gardens to address big challenges for healthier trees, people, and cities

Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people. Priority should be given to protecting mature trees and promoting long‐...

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7/15/19
Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards...

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7/11/19

 

 
A GIS-Based Framework Creating Green Stormwater Infrastructure Inventory Relevant to Surface Transportation Planning

The stormwater runoff that carries pollutants from the land adjacent to road transportation
systems may impair the water environment and threaten the ecosystem and human health. A proper management approach like green stormwater infrastructure (...

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6/26/19
Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Tree Species of the Eastern US

Participants will learn about the potential impacts of climate change on 125 tree species of the eastern US. Changes in suitable habitat, capacity to cope with the changing climate, and potential for infilling or migration by the end of this century...

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6/24/19

 

 
More Than Good Looks: How trees influence urban stormwater management in green infrastructure practices

While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices. In this webinar, Andrew Tirpak will discuss recent research results from studies designed to characterize the...

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5/28/19

 

 
It Rained Two Feet, Now What?

Hurricane Florence dumped as much as three feet of water on parts of Southeastern North Carolina. This occurred only 1 year after massive flooding in Houston, Texas. Epic rainfall events, while still 'epic,' may no longer be considered infrequent. What...

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5/14/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19

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