Resources for the Future releases Water Roundtable Report – Facing The Nation’s Water Challenges

Today, Resources for the Future released “Facing the Nation’s Water Challenges: Results from Resources for the Future’s Roundtable Series” to advance research and policy related to water resources and gain insight into participant interests of water access, affordability, and equity; watershed protection and resilience; agricultural water use; green, distributed, and source watershed infrastructure; water markets, […]

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An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes released today

Today Greenleaf Board member, Dr. Don Wuebbles, released “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes,” which he led with many Scientists and Experts from Universities and Institutions in the Great Lakes Region, sponsored by the Environmental Law & Policy Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  The report brings […]

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The University of Illinois launches CURES to become the go-to place for helping cities achieve resiliency and environmental sustainability

The Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) in association with the University of Illinois has been established under the leadership of Dr. Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Greenleaf Board member. CURES combines the unique research capabilities of the University with applied learning, education, and public engagement to help cities of all […]

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Resources for the Future initiates its economic research platform on water

Greenleaf co-hosted a Chicago roundtable on September 27th (one of five nationally) to aid Resources for the Future, an independent research institution in Washington, DC, in establishing its new water resources research initiative. We convened experts from the Midwest on urban water infrastructure needs, prioritizing the availability of safe, affordable water, and the mitigation of […]

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Imagine a Day without Water

Water unites all of us. Can you begin to imagine a day without water? It isn’t just your personal use of water – brushing your teeth, flushing your toilet, taking a shower – though those rituals are vital. Water is also essential to a functioning economy. An economic study released by the Value of Water […]

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Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters 2017 in Denver a Success!

The 2017 Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters (HSHW) Symposium took place February 1st in Denver at the National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting with a national audience learning from expert producers and researchers. The symposia series is dedicated to integrated and whole systems approaches to agricultural land management practices that protect the availability and quality of land and water resources while generating profitable crop production.

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Research results in Indiana show gypsum reduces soluble reactive phosphorus on agricultural lands

Poor soil conditions in Midwest agricultural lands can reduce plant uptake of nutrients leading to over-application of fertilizers and pesticides. Excess nutrients run off fields into waterways where they contribute to toxic algal blooms that threaten public health, as well as eutrophication that harms aquatic life. One best practice that improves soil conditions is the […]

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