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Environment & Ecology: Bringing Farming To City, Green Architecture, SF Bike Lane CEQA Challenge, Food Security Geopolitics, Urban Birdwatching

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

Farmscape Hopes to Bring Farming to the City 

USA Today

 

Rachel Bailin wants the next Los Angeles mayor to end dependence on foreign soil, balance the budget with equitable fertilizer, and appoint a compostmaster general.

 

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Green Architecture Changing Built Environment 

Sustainable Industries

 

Sustainably designed buildings and cities involve more than better solar panels and the use of recycled materials, as this conversation with green architect Gerry Tierney reveals.

 

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Are SF Bike Lanes Green Enough for CEQA? 

California Economic Summit, via: SF Streetsblog

 

The City of San Francisco is known as a very green city-environmentally conscious residents recycle and many residents ride their bikes to work instead of driving their cars.

 

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Fast Growing Metros Have Sprawl, Water Issues 

Grist

 

It's time again for another fun-filled Census report on how much bigger U.S. cities are getting!

 

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The Messy Geopolitics of Food Security 

Next City

 

In reference to Cold War-style politics of food security, Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla wanted to make his argument clear: The globalized market means that no country can singlehandedly isolate another's food market.

 

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Urban Birdwatching is Taking Off 

Telegraph UK

 

As the best birdwatching spots in London are revealed, Joe Shute learns how several species have found unexpected new habitats in our cities.

 

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