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There are many reasons to integrate parks into cities. Used as part of a green infrastructure plan, parks help shape urban form and buffer our build environment. They’re safe, naturally beautiful, and serve as green engines to  address several critical...

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Most people don’t think of things like dirt on a daily basis. But the truth is, dirt – more specifically, soil – is tied closely to the health of your food, the health of the environment, and...

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Bacon is delicious. I’ll admit that. But it’s also fatty, salty, and almost devoid of any important nutrients. In addition to other red meat products, bacon is an epidemic in our society; we consume billions...

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People often believe that even if they reduce their energy use and attempt to live a greener lifestyle, they won’t make a difference in a sea of over-consuming citizens. I believe this logic is detrimental...

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This year I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays exploring the lush ecosystems of Costa Rica. It was a trip full of jungle hikes, snorkeling adventures, bird watching, and wildlife viewing in one of...

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My parents have always been massive tree-huggers. Growing up, they’d take my sisters and I on birding outings, camping adventures, and road trips to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. So, when they...

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The greenhouse effect of climate change involves primarily the absorption of infrared radiation by greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Other components besides GHGs also enhance or decrease the distribution of incoming solar radiation by either...

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Portland has seen some of the fastest population growth in the last few years, yet it still remains one of the greenest cities in the nation. In fact, Portland is a Pacific Northwest sustainability pioneer....

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Ski areas have been notorious for having negative environmental impacts on alpine ecosystems in addition to using tremendous amounts of energy for chairlifts and managing snow levels. As a lover of alpine skiing, I’m guilty...

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The ambiguity of climate change really has no limits. The contradictory patterns of the Earth’s climate system cause this crisis to be unpredictable and likely impossible to solve. One component of climate change that is undisputed is...

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