The scaling back of a highly regarded but ‘soft funded’ urban agriculture program that has repurposed vacant land since Cleveland Botanical Garden launched it in 1996 highlights the tenuous hold that even well-organized efforts to re-conceive urban land as anything other than dwelling space or bricks and mortar business often face.
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Trees are the centerpiece of Cuyahoga County’s new plan to rejuvenate a county that is at a crossroad. Adding a couple of strategic goals, and using County resources to do it, would make an already good idea even better.
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.
More biodiverse cities would help protect endangered species and human populations from climate change; if only Climate Action Plans (CAP) were calibrated to do so, a new report states.
Sunday's rains flooded out parts of Cleveland—cars were seen literally floating along Euclid Avenue, that is, if they could reach University Circle at all with multiple road closures causing a Monday morning ruckus. By Tuesday, the area dodged another episode as rain turned to snow. Before the next spring torrent arrives, let’s talk about what extreme weather events like this...
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