Route 17 study finds widening road would worsen issues over time

 The Regional Planning Association (RPA), a century-old think tank concerned with planning issues in the Tri-state area and member of the ReThink Rte 17 Coalition, issued a study on Jan. 18 that concludes that widening the highway may not be the best solution to congestion and safety issues and may not provide many economic benefits to communities along the roadway.

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RPA Study

U.N. warns of looming global water crisis. Here are some solutions.

“A newly released U.N. World Water Development Report warns that humanity is walking a dangerous path toward losing its most precious resource….  despite the stark warning, the report actually focuses on solutions. A global water crisis is only imminent if not addressed in time, and the good news is we already have a lot of the projects and initiatives we need to tackle the problem”.

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US Sea Levels Could rise 10-12 inches

The US coastline is expected to experience up to a foot (30 centimeters) of sea-level rise by the year 2050, as much rise over a 30-year period as the previous 100-year period of 1920-2020, because of climate change, making damaging floods far more common than today, a US government study said Tuesday.

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See where flooding is expected…https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/#/layer/slr/0/-8272882.729902666/5072536.016884262/14/satellite/none/0.8/2050/interHigh/midAccretion

Getting More Solar On Rooftops

In the United States, solar permitting is spread across more than 23,000 separate jurisdictions and 3,000 utilities. This makes for a fragmented and unstandardized process, leading to long waits for permits. In some places homeowners wait for months to get their systems on line…..A new online permitting application, SolarAPP+, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, RMI, solar industry leaders, and local governments, is setting out to change that.

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Getting More Solar on Rooftops Across the Country