Bruce Stutz

As the Fracking Boom Spreads, One Watershed Draws the Line

After spreading across Pennsylvania, fracking for natural gas has run into government bans in the Delaware River watershed.

October 26, 2015

Natural Filters: Mussels Deployed To Clean Up Polluted Waterways

When it comes to ecosystem services, freshwater mussels have much to recommend them:

April 1, 2015

Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

With sea levels rising, coastal communities…in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges.

July 29, 2014

Too big to flood? Megacities face future of major storm risk

As economic activity and populations continue to expand in coastal urban areas, particularly in Asia, hundreds of trillions of dollars of infrastructure, industrial and office buildings, and homes are increasingly at risk from intensifying storms and rising sea levels.

December 18, 2012


Green roofs are starting to sprout in American cities

Long a proven technology in Europe, green roofs are becoming increasingly common in U.S. cities, with major initiatives in Chicago, Portland, and Washington, D.C. While initially more expensive than standard coverings, green roofs offer some major environmental — and economic — benefits.

December 3, 2010

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