Shrink a Yard, Grow a Beach: Housing on Feeder Bluffs

One day, a resident of Port Angeles, Washington could swing in a hammock in his backyard and look out over

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In Search Of Cheap, Scalable Solutions For Grid Resiliency

The extreme weather event affecting about two thirds of the United States right now suggests the need for small-scale interventions that can be scaled over an entire market.

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A Common-Sense Rezoning Hits Billionaire Resistance

The billionaire Moroun family’s trucking empire, which also owns the Ambassador Bridge, is pushing for a controversial zoning measure that would allow them to develop a trucking depot in Southwest Detroit. Residents do not favor the effort, and the city has declined to enforce its own ordinances to stop them from starting development. (Guest piece by Dion Thompson-Davoli).

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Let The Sun Shine In, Alberta: Beyond Oil in a Biden Administration

The election of Joe Biden, whose opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has riled Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, provides us with some opportunities to think about the future of the province’s economy, which has long been dependent upon oil extraction.

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Rivers and Roads (and the World’s Largest Dam Removal)

In the Olympic Peninsula, dam removals on the Elwha River and resulting road washouts lead us to question the compatibility of changing ecosystems and unchanging infrastructure.

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Farewell, Arecibo: The Need For Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

The collapse of the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico highlights the gradual attrition of American leadership in science, and the failure of an entire generation of political leadership– in both parties- to address the increasingly grave threats of climate change.

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MPSC December Meeting: Neighborhood-Level Equity and Energy

Dr. Tony G. Reames of the University of Michigan, Briana Parker of Elevate Energy, and others presented at an MPSC meeting on some approaches to the question of equity in energy efficiency for low-income communities and communities of color.

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Handbuilt: Gratitude and Resilience In The Strangest Year On Record

LAST NIGHT, MY PARTNER AND I SAT AT THE DINING TABLE THAT CAME INCLUDED WITH OUR 1895 HOUSE in Southwest

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Old House Love: Ditch The Chemical Floor Finishes

Nat explores wood finishes using a domestically-made, zero-VOC linseed oil-based varnish for some 1895 hardwood floors.

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An Evening Stroll Down Bagley’s New Streetscape

Bagley St., between I-75 and 24th St., has undergone a charming streetscape renovation. It is now modeled in 3D for your viewing pleasure!

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