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The Frontlines of Climate Change: Wildfire

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Jul 31, 2014 11:06:00 AM

I have recently relocated from the rugged shores of the San Juan Islands in Washington to the craggy peaks of the San Juan Mountains in my beloved home state of Colorado—from the temperate softness of the cedars and hemlock to the majestic vigor of the spruce, firs, and pines.

I developed my love for forests long ago, when youthful compulsion drove me to alight the branches of any tree strong enough to bear my weight. Countless hours were spent fashioning tree houses that served as hideout, fort, or lair, depending on my whim. That love evolved as I engaged in the many joys and activities that the mountains offer, and ultimately helped define my career path.

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In Harm's Way

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 10, 2014 1:44:00 PM


In Harm's Way

The NOAA’s director for Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Margaret Davidson, explains how communities can best prepare for impending natural disasters and rising sea levels.

By Green Builder Staff

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What, How...and Where

Posted by Ron Jones

Apr 10, 2014 1:19:00 PM

Chalk it up to luck, I suppose, but a few weeks back we missed the only real snowstorm to hit our corner of the world this winter because we were traveling elsewhere on business. We received email reports from folks in the neighborhood that our hilly country lane was totally impassible due to ice and wet, deep snow plus plenty of downed trees, and their daily updates indicated that the situation remained unchanged for almost a week.

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VIDEO: Gutters and Rainwater Systems

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 28, 2014 9:23:00 AM

THIS VIDEO BY THE LSU AG CENTER DISCUSSES WAYS TO SAVE WATER while designing disaster mitigation into home construction. Combining rainwater harvesting with a household water treatment system you can reduce water costs. By considering local hazards when installing these systems, future disaster repair costs can be reduced or even eliminated while also potentially saving money on insurance.

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Spotlight on Delaware

Posted by Mike Collignon

May 15, 2013 2:45:00 PM

Delaware is one of a number of states with oceanfront property. While this gives some people the opportunity to have scenic views from the comfort of their own homes, recent studies suggest the ocean may soon be an unwanted guest in those homes. The challenge that lies ahead is how to continue capitalizing on those views while taking precautionary steps for those who either want to—or already do—live in a potential flood zone.

Where’s the Line in the Sand?
A Global Problem and Its Effect on Delaware

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