We’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to major weather events such as the one in Auckland. While almost no city could escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 h, there are things that could've been done to avoid some of the worst impacts.
This guide contains 30 examples of ways that federal agencies have used nature-based solutions (NbS) to achieve their goals. The diverse set of examples demonstrates that nature-based solutions can provide many different benefits.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help collect, understand and analyze large sets of information has the potential to revolutionize our ability to observe, understand and predict processes in the Earth’s systems.
Many legacies from the current drought will endure for years. Impacts from recent flooding were intense and expensive, but the state fared mostly okay during the deluge. Native biodiversity continues its stair step pattern of decline from droughts.