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9.5.2019

Prioritizing equity helps ensure poor communities receive benefits of bond measures

Nicki Aviel

In a new paper, UCLA researcher Jon Christensen investigated how it prioritized investments in disadvantaged communities. Christensen wanted to know if Prop. 1 was living up to its goals. We spoke with him about the study and how its findings can inform future environmental funding. What was the motivation to study Prop. 1 spending half…


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7.17.2019

A burning reminder of what happens if we roll back the Clean Water Act

Amanda Wagner

It wasn’t first time. The Cuyahoga burned 13 times in the previous 100 years, thanks mostly to rapid industrialization and lack of sewage treatment. This year, Cleveland hosted annual River Rally conference to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 fire. Along with high-profile oil spills and the popularity of Rachel Carson’s best-selling Silent…



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3.21.2019

Not just homeowners — businesses need sustainable landscaping too

Nicki Aviel

California is coming off the heels of an exceptionally wet February which saw multiple atmospheric rivers drench the state. But this a land of extremes, and while the state is flush with water now, we’re coming off a historic drought and another is all but inevitable. Responding to the drought in April 2015, Governor Jerry…