Archives for August 2015

New Orleans: A story of survival and resilience

A street jazz band performs in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Dustin Almond. Tomorrow, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the nation will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. All this week, people from around the world have been gathering in New Orleans to talk not about “The Storm” as it is known locally, […]

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A greener city is a healthier city

The reports are in: Urban greenery has a measurably positive effect on physical and mental wellbeing. Greenery from tree-lined streets to trails and verdant parks and plazas abet physical exercise, a key factor in the fight against obesity and heart disease. Greenery also helps prevent heat strokes by affording cooling shade and improved ventilation, and […]

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