Outrider: "Is a River Infrastructure? Experts Say the US is Rediscovering the Value of Natural Systems"
A story about the importance of riverine ecosystem services extensively quotes Fellow Hannah Druckenmiller.
As the largest city in the United States, New York City is an icon of the human-built landscape: towering skyscrapers form canyons around city streets, the sprawling network of subways, the waterfront is lit with glittering electric lights. But some of its most critical infrastructure, according to resident Hannah Druckenmiller, is its expansive, wooded parks.
“Giving people access to land where they can be healthy and that regulates the local climate, is definitely infrastructure,” says Druckenmiller, an environmental economist and fellow at Resources for the Future, an independent research institute where she studies the value of healthy ecosystems.
[Druckenmiller is quoted six more times.]
Resources Radio — Sep 26, 2023
Learning How to Mitigate Heat in Schools, with V. Kelly Turner
V. Kelly Turner discusses the impacts of heat on students in US schools, design choices that can mitigate heat on school grounds, and funding sources for improving school infrastructure.
In Focus — Aug 30, 2023
In Focus: Carbon Emissions from Wildfire
This video shares insights about the record-breaking emissions from Canada’s wildfires and the implications for Canadian, US, and global emissions-reduction efforts, with RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer.
Resources Radio — Aug 22, 2023
Measuring the Long-Term Health Effects of Air Pollution, with Tatyana Deryugina
Tatyana Deryugina discusses the short- and long-term health effects of air-pollution exposure for different groups and how to measure those effects.
Common Resources — Aug 18, 2023
The Future of the Waters of the United States after Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency
In the ruling of the recently decided court case Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court has scaled back water protections under the definition of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act.