3 Amazing Living Roofs in San Francisco You Can Visit ASAP
The tops of San Francisco’s buildings are slowly turning green. No, it’s not because of some weird chemical reaction with Karl the Fog — the change is happening because of a 2017 law that requires the newest construction in the city to incorporate solar panels and living roofs.
Hazelwood forests play a key role in Pittsburgh’s future
In 2017, Pittsburgh led the way among U.S. cities by announcing its Climate Action Plan to prepare and protect against effects of climate change. The plan lists urban ecosystems strategies for achieving its goal to “increase carbon sequestration by 100% by 2030.” One of these strategies is to “halt the conversion of forest canopy to development.”
Cloudy With a Chance of Shape-Shifting Spiders
While you are reading this, the Jorō spider is steadily spinning its way from Georgia to the East Coast. These large, colorful spiders from Japan made their debut on American soil in 2013. About 3 inches in length, these spiders stand out because of their unique yellow, blue-black, and red colors which led ecologist Benjamin Frick to refer to it as "a Nerf football-looking spider."
Opinion: Wildlife crossings save endangered lives and reduce the cost of vehicle collisions on US highways
US Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Work starts this month on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing. Last year, the Annenberg Foundation sponsored the largest spanning overpass of its kind - 210 feet over ten lanes of the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon to the tune of $25 million donated to the National Wildlife Federation's #SaveLACougars campaign.