Entries by dwilliams

“Throwing Shade: Heat Islands, Public Health, And Clean Water”

“THROWING SHADE: HEAT ISLANDS, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND CLEAN WATER” A webinar by Jeremy S. Hoffman, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of the Science Museum of Virginia. “Cities like Richmond, Norfolk, and Washington, D.C., are full of asphalt parking lots, roads, and brick buildings whose hard, dark surfaces absorb the sun’s heat. With trapped heat and less trees […]

National Cathedral’s Earth Day virtual panel applies lessons from COVID-19 to the climate crisis

“National Cathedral’s Earth Day virtual panel applies lessons from COVID-19 to the climate crisis” by Egan Millard for Episcopal News Service “Observing the 50th Earth Day under the COVID-19 lockdown was less of a celebration and more of a chance for reflection. Instead of rallies or parades, there were virtual discussions like the one hosted […]

“A Green Solution to an Aging Stormwater System”

A Green Solution to an Aging Stormwater System “Climate change means more floods, which overwhelm urban sewers and send raw sewage into rivers and streams. Philadelphia is aiming to capture rainwater before it flows into city drains.” By Frances Stead Sellers, The Washington Post “PHILADELPHIA — Julie Slavet leaned over the concrete culvert where Rock […]