Posts tagged with 'snow'
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4 Andean Cities Adapting to Glacier Retreat to Preserve Water Security
4 Andean Cities Adapting to Glacier Retreat to Preserve Water Security
Glaciers do more than feed our rivers and lakes, they also serve as critical savings banks for water withdrawals when other sources dry up. In South America, the glaciers and snowpack that crown the Andes provide slow, consistent meltwater that ...
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Before You Forget Snowmageddon…
Before You Forget Snowmageddon…
Now that spring is almost here, Snowmageddon and Snoverkill – and all the challenges they posed to pedestrians and transit users – are but a distant memory for many. But let’s not let the opportunity to learn from this winter’s ...
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D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
More questions were asked than answered at this morning’s public oversight hearing on the District’s response to the recent “snow events” (i.e. back-to-back blizzards in February.) The hearing, held in the John A. Wilson Building, was led by Councilmember Jim ...
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Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
For many of us, memories of Snowmageddon and Snoverkill are fading along with the melting snow.  But the region’s recent snowstorms are still affecting the lives of pedestrians in Columbia, Maryland.  Even worse, these pedestrians are schoolkids who are being ...
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Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
The Washington, D.C. metro area has the second highest percentage of public transit commuters in the United States, behind only New York City. Many of those riders walk to the Metro or the bus, and 89,000 other commuters walk to ...
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Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Those of you who have been following snow removal efforts in the D.C. area will now have several opportunities to voice your opinions in the coming weeks. D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) has announced that he will hold ...
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