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Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010–2020)

Abstract: Phytophthora ramorum, cause of sudden oak death, is a quarantined, non-native, invasive forest pathogen resulting in substantial mortality in coastal live oak (Quercus agrifolia) and several other related tree species on the Pacific Coast of t… more »

New Report Finds Urban Growth Strategies Provide Economic Benefits and Improve Quality of Life - “Growing Wealthier” Report Examines How Smart Growth Can Enhance Prosperity

Efficient urban planning – known as smart growth development – enhances community prosperity and generates economic benefits for local businesses, households and governments, according to a new report published January 19, 2011 by the Center for Clean A… more »

Rocky Mountain Institute Launches Online Resource for Deep Retrofits in Commercial Buildings - RetroFit Depot helps building owners, managers and service providers cost-effectively undertake deep energy efficiency retrofits

On January 24, 2011 Rocky Mountain Institute launched the RetroFit Depot, an online resource for commercial building owners and service providers to discover the business case, best practices and software tools for successful commercial building deep re… more »

Solar Firms Frustrated by Permits

According to Tom Zeller Jr. writing in the January 19, 2011 New York Times: Ken Button, the president of Verengo Solar Plus, a residential solar panel installer in Orange, Calif., says his company — and his industry — are being strangled by munici… more »