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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 »

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 »

Million trees Los Angeles canopy cover and benefit assessment

Abstract: The Million Trees LA initiative intends to improve Los Angeles's environment through planting and stewardship of 1 million trees. The purpose of this study was to measure Los Angeles's existing tree canopy cover (TCC), determine if space exist… more »