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Environment & Ecology: Fixing CEQA, Urban Lawns & Greenhouse Gases, Grass & Flood Prevention, Texas-OK Water War

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

California Mayors Want CEQA Fixed 

Los Angeles Daily News

 

As mayors of two of California's largest cities, we've joined with other large city mayors including San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, to call for a modernization of one of California's oldest and most important environmental laws, the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.


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Urban Lawns Create More Greenhouse Gases 

Discovery News

 

Grass lawns may belch more greenhouse gas than grain fields. Urban lawns released more carbon dioxide than corn fields in a recent study, but blades of grass might not be the carbon culprits.


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Not All Grass Created Equal in Flood Prevention 

The Atlantic Cities

 

With half of Grand Rapids underwater, it's time for America's annual spring discussion about flood prevention.


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Texas-Oklahoma Water War Could Have National Implications 

Governing

 

Charlette Hearne thought she and her neighbors in southeast Oklahoma had won their water war against Texas.


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