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Do Streams Have Rights?

The recent weakening of water protection in Chattanooga’s stormwater ordinance favors homebuilders over water quality despite numerous citizen objections based on engineering and scientific knowledge. The process allowed homebuilder profit at the ...

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It’s that time of year again. Trees are getting ready for winter. It’s my custom at this time to remind you of the wondrous seasonal change now in progress and answer that burning question: Why do leaves fall off the trees? more

Nov 8, 2017 12:07 PM Shades of Green

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard! Several days of excessive rain and wind flooded the city with four feet of rain in places where residents never before worried. City fathers admitted the storm surge didn’t lead to heavy flooding, but instead an ... more

Oct 4, 2017 1:49 PM Shades of Green

How many times have you heard someone say, “Yeah, when I was a kid, my mom would kick us out of the house and say ‘don’t come back ‘til dinner’?” Maybe it was even true for you. These days, however, mothers will likely say, “it’s dinner time—turn ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM Shades of Green

In 2012, TVA suddenly cut numerous mature trees in people’s back yards bordering transmission lines. Contractors showed up unannounced to kill all tree species that might grow 15 feet tall within the wide power line easement. When citizens asked ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM Shades of Green

For safe development purposes, land has been divided into two categories: greenfields and brownfields. You likely sense that a greenfield would be a farm or a place where no business or manufacturer has ever polluted. By process of elimination ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM Shades of Green

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