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William Penn Foundation Invests $35 Million in Delaware River Watershed Initiative

The Delaware River watershed covers more than 34,965 km2 (13,500-mi2) in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. On April 1, the William Penn Foundation awarded $35 million in grants, launching a multi-year initiative to protect and restore critical sources of drinking water for 15 million people, many in major cities. More than 40 national [...]

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Draft Chinese Water Plan Focuses on Water Conservation and Pollution Controls

China will focus on water quality, preserving the health of aquatic ecosystems, and protecting drinking water based on a draft Water Pollution Prevention Plan released by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection in February, Bloomberg BNA reports. China Environmental News indicated that US$329 billion (2 trillion yuan) could be spent implementing measures to improve industrial and [...]

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China Proposes Ecological Red Line System

In December, China’s State Council announced plans to protect natural resources and decrease pollution by focusing on ecologically fragile areas. The council proposed the establishment of ecological red lines, which would designate areas to be protected from further development. The term red line refers to a baseline that must be maintained to improve ecosystem functions. [...]

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Guide Helps Communities Conserve Naturally Occurring Green Infrastructure

On June 18, the Green Infrastructure Center Inc. (GIC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a green infrastructure planning guide. The guide aids planners in mapping naturally occurring green infrastructure. This effort can help communities prioritize natural resources for conservation or restoration. For example, natural green spaces can be valuable in [...]

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