28 Dec '17, 4pm

Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

Creating a Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

Much news about the environment in 2017 focused on controversies over Trump administration actions, such as proposals to promote more use of coal and budget cuts at relevant federal agencies. At the same time, however, many scholars across the U.S. are pursuing innovations that could help create a more sustainable world. Here we spotlight five examples from our 2017 archives. 1. Restoring the Rio Grande Although many Americans may not realize it, the U.S. and Mexico work together on many environmental issues along their joint border, including drinking water , sanitation and flood control. Gabriel Diaz Montemayor, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, proposed a bolder vision : greening the entire Rio Grande Valley, which forms more than half of the border. Restoring vegetation along the river and creating more green space alon...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/sustainability-innovations-2017-...

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