green infrastructure with people walking in the background

Go Green! Go City Life!

Green Infrastructure: when you hear it, you immediately think of open fields in rural areas or forests full of trees and wildlife. Have you ever stopped to think about your …

Bald eagle in tree

Now That’s Where I Draw the Line!

Have you ever heard the phrase, “I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler”? If you have, you are not alone, millions of Black, Latinx, and Native communities hear …

mask on a beach after being littered

Houston We Have PPE

Hey you! Yeah, you! Have you ever been told to clean up after yourself? If you have, if we have, it doesn’t show once we step outside, drive along the …

mallard ducks

The Mississippi Blues

Ain’t nothing like a good down-home southern band playing some good ol’ southern music along the river. Imagine sitting outside under your favorite tree, listening to your favorite hometown artist …

Bridge over Flint Rivr

Hey Flint! How Are You?

It’s been 7 years since the city of Flint gained national attention for its water crisis. Since then several cities around the country have identified their own issues with safe, …

An electrical pole that is providing broadband,

Broadband: Bridging the Digital Divide

Usually, when people think of infrastructure they think of roads, water systems, sewers, and bridges, rarely, if ever, does the internet come to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic showed us just …

Mississippi River photo collage

How Well Do You Know the Mississippi River?

The Mississippi River, one of America’s most valuable waterways. We hear a lot about the river these days, how it contributes to our country’s economic growth, the wondrous wildlife, and …

water quality graphic collage

Community Science: Training the Next Generation to Protect our Water

It’s been 7 years since the nation first learned about the Flint Water Crisis. In April of 2014 the city of Flint, under emergency management by the state of Michigan, …

Montrose beach in Chicago. Dunes and wetlands are one example of natural infrastructure.

Investing in Infrastructure will Help Cities Across the Country with Climate Change

What do Chicago, New York, and Detroit have in common? If you guessed that they are all big cities that recently experienced major flooding, you guessed correctly. Cities across the …

May I Borrow a Cup of Water?

Growing up, I’m sure we can all recall a time where our parents would ask to borrow a cup of sugar from our neighbors, or neighbors would ask our parents …

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