Progress has been achieved in certain watersheds, but pushing back the target date to reduce run-off of nitrogen and phosphorous two decades is a testament to the extent and intractability of the problem.
The community workshops coincide with assisting 22 communities in 18 states make effective use of sustainability tools, such as equitable development, bikeshare program planning, and urban flood resilience enhancement.
With 2015 the International Year of Soils, agriculture scientists using no-till methods including planting crop cover that enhanced and conserved soil also retained much more water and raised crop yields substantially.
Private-sector investors plowed $9.6 billion into solar energy-sector companies in 2014, according to Mercom Capital Group. Investors continue to be enamored with downstream solar energy finance-and-installation companies in particular.
2013’s over 600 natural disasters resulted in 37 mass migrations of between 100,000 to more than 4 million people. World leaders are set to meet in Japan to try to address the situation by updating the Hyogo Framework for Action.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is joining California Governor Jerry Brown, High-Speed Rail Authority board members and other in Fresno to commemorate the milestone, one that is expected to bring substantial long-term economic and environmental benefits across the Golden State.