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The Great Lakes, the Amazon: Saving the world's most precious ecosystems

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/30/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Climate, Water

To appreciate why the man made fires raging across the Amazon rainforest have the world paused in terror, let's turn the mirror—to look at how we have treated the Great Lakes.

<br />Image of a shipwreck in Lake Erie from diver Jeremy Bannister

Climate conversation in Cleveland gets candid

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/25/19 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

“We will have 1,000 years of rising global temperatures,” David Orr, distinguished professor emeritus of Oberlin College’s Environmental Studies program led off a Candid Conversation on Climate Change at the Cleveland 2030 District and American Institute of Architects event. “We’ve cast a long shadow on our children’s future.”

<br />David Orr described how the Adam J. Lewis Environmental Center that he helped design in Oberlin in 2000 produces 45% more energy than it consumes thanks to solar power and energy efficient design. And that is 20 year old technology, he added, we know how to do this.

Museum devoted to climate that also lives its ideals

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/05/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Climate

Perched on an island in the St. Lawrence River between two sides of Montreal, the Biosphere that Buckminster Fuller designed for the World Fair, Expo 67, and in 1991 was up-cycled as a museum focused on the environment says and does a lot about one hot topic.

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Bill McKibben considers if we Falter (or should we rise)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/14/19 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Climate

How significant is it that Falter is the title of Bill McKibben’s new book rather than an equally worthy—but perhaps anachronistic name—like Rise?

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With Northeast Ohio's biodiversity at stake, regional parks and naturalists find their voice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  02/15/19 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Land, Water, Plants & animals, Shaping the land

They have been gathering for years to advocate for nature in Northeast Ohio. They are park rangers, wetlands biologists, wildlife specialists, and conservationists getting their hands dirty on a daily basis in natural areas. Increasingly, they have become the voice for nature in a region that has lost many acres of forests and wetlands to unplanned development.

<br />Images courtesy of LEAP<br /><br /><br />

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