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Environment&Ecology: Bolivia's Water Woes, Dutch Delta Works, Pittsburgh's Green Future, Shaghai Sinking

ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY

Bolivia's Cautionary Tale on Water 

North American Congress on Latin America

 

When Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived at the new Uyuni airport last August and found no water running from the tap, he publicly reprimanded and promptly dismissed his Minister of Water. As it happened, the pipes were merely frozen.

 

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The Mighty Dutch Delta Works 

American Planning Association

 

Wednesday of the Netherlands Study Tour in Rotterdam began with a ride through the Dutch landscape, heading west through the city. Our destination - the Delta Works.

 

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Pittsburgh's Next Mayor Sees Green Future 

Grist

 

So you think bike lanes and mass transit are just the hobbyhorses of a handful of elites in coastal cities? Well, think again.

 

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Worry That We Can't Recognize Common Species 

The Nature of Cities

 

What we choose to name and the names we choose to remember, for the places, people and things around us, says a great deal about what is important to us.

 

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Oklahoma Twister Was Widest Ever Recorded 

Urban Times

 

The tornado that struck El Reno, Okla., on May 31 was an EF-5 twister, the strongest on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the National Weather Service reported on Tuesday.

 

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Is the City of Shanghai Sinking 

Global Site Plans

 

Shanghai's economy is rapidly growing, but the city itself may be sinking.

 

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