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Wetlands or housing? Climate change pressures shoreline development plans.

Dec 22, 2023
In California, a fight is brewing over whether to build middle-class homes or restore wetlands that could mitigate flood risk. 
The city of Newark, California, could move to restore wetlands instead of building hundreds of houses. The development could ease the housing shortage, but the land could mitigate flooding as the seas rise.
Courtesy Derell Licht

The American Dream Miami mall could be an urban planning nightmare for residents

Jul 4, 2018
American Dream Miami, a $4 billion retail and entertainment complex, won final zoning approval in May to build on undeveloped land off the Florida Turnpike. This 6.2 million square foot project will include an indoor ski slope, live performance space, a water park with a submarine ride and even a film studio. It will be […]

Can dog food help Louisiana's wetlands?

Sep 20, 2013
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.