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Where Chinatown Began – Flying Over Owens Lake During California’s Drought: AHBE and two other landscape architecture firms were involved with the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation project as subconsultants to a large engineering firm. The project is featured in this photographic overview of the otherworldly landscape of the Owens Lake, a place on earth unlike any other.

What’s Really Warming the World?: “Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature? Scroll down to see show how much different factors, both natural and industrial, contribute to global warming, based on findings from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.”

Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change: “Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there’s potential to soak up much more.”

Dinosaur Flatulence and Coffee?: “The climate of the early Mesozoic – It’s coming right back at ya through your car’s tail pipe and your power plant’s smokestack. That’s why we are returning to a climate that’s overall going to be a lot warmer.”

The Wild, Secret Life of New York City: AHBE Lab often discusses the patches of wild and nature which spring forth from the concrete and asphalt of Los Angeles. But the original concrete jungle known as New York also offers moments of wild urban life growing between buildings, in vacant lots, and other abandoned sections of the city.

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