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by Alan Boles
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Denverite | Climate change will likely bring stronger storms and more 100-degree days to the Front Range
"... reports also project that storms of a half-inch of precipitation or more in one day will be more likely with continued high emissions: 16 percent more frequent by mid-century and 36 percent more frequent by late-century in Boulder County; 12 percent more frequent by mid-century and 33 percent more frequent by late-century in Larimer County; [...]
"...Scientists say the Harris County Flood Control District, which manages thousands of miles of floodwater-evacuating bayous and helps enforce development rules, should focus more on preserving green space and managing growth. The City of Houston, too. And they say everyone should plan for more torrential rainfall because of the changing climate. [...]
Emeritus professors Al Bartlett, left, of physics and Lynn Wolfe (MFA’48) of fine arts stand on Boulder’s Bobolink Trail "Hordes of veterans flocked to CU to attend school on the G.I. Bill after World War II. The Bureau of Standards moved to town, bringing jobs. And in 1952, the Boulder-Denver turnpike opened, sparking a meteoric rise in [...]
"The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff." Read the entire article at Vox: How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years
"Urban Flooding = Increase in intensity of top 1% rain events + expanding urban impervious land cover + storm water management engineered for rainstorms of 'last century'" Read the entire article at Forbes: The 'Other' Human Influences On The Maryland Floods You May Overlook
“'If you look across all our natural disaster policies, they’re predicated on the wrong assumption that our flood risk in the future looks identical to our flood risk in the past,' he said. He said that initiatives like the National Flood Insurance Program, which focuses on helping people rebuild in areas that have been flooded, were [...]
"Most operating housing stock is safe, decent, sanitary, and habitable—and a large portion of it is operated at below-market rates," he says. "Shouldn’t a significant portion of dedicated affordable housing funds be prioritized to ensure these units remain affordable?" Read the entire article at Planetizen: A Paradigm Shift for Affordable [...]
"Researchers kicked off the study in the spring by catching bears using baited culvert traps — large metal containers with a doors that slam shut when a bear goes inside. Captured bears were tranquilized to allow researchers to attach the collars, then released unharmed a short time later. "The GPS collars are programmed to automatically [...]
"For every person who moves to San Francisco, another two start commuting to work here. Traffic is down to a crawl: The average afternoon speed on the roads feeding into the highways has dropped 20 percent in the last two years. And the BART trains are squeezed tight: Since 2012, average morning rush-hour ridership from the East Bay has risen 30 [...]
Image by Aaron Burden from Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/aaronburden) "City planners and real estate professionals use the term 'multifamily' to describe apartment and condominium buildings. But is there a greater misnomer in our field? Most of our nation’s apartment stock is comprised of one- and two-bedroom units better suited for singles [...]
"Historic preservation districts also help Americans to tell the story of their nation, in all its complexity and diversity. No one would argue that certain historic districts feature grand historic homes and affluent residents. But for every Georgetown or Beacon Hill, there are places like Eatonville, Florida, or Detroit’s Corktown, modest [...]
"In only the latest cultural altercation between San Francisco’s tech workers and the city’s impoverished population, one tech worker has declared the homeless are 'riff raff' whose 'pain, struggle and despair' shouldn’t have to be endured by 'wealthy' people commuting to work." Read the entire article at the Guardian: San Francisco tech [...]