Shifting Sands, taken in Silverdale, Lancashire, which won the Your View award. Photograph: Tony Higginson/PA

Shifting Sands, taken in Silverdale, Lancashire, which won the Your View award. Photograph: Tony Higginson/PA

Landscape photographer of the year awards in pictures: A selection of prizewinning images from the Take a View 2016 photography awards

Landscaping for Drought Could Make Warm Nights Cooler: “As drought-stricken residents of Los Angeles’s hottest neighborhoods replace thirsty lawns with native plants, pavers and bare soil, new research has shown how their local climates could begin tipping back in the direction of their desert-like origins.”

The High Sierra forest is dying, and you can’t count the loss in dead trees: “The reports have been out for more than a year and continue to be revised. An ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey tells me that one well-studied plot in Yosemite, which has been experiencing a 2% annual loss in its trees, this year has seen more than a 20% die off. Another researcher reminded me that predictions of tree mortality in the state are heading upward, toward 66 million.”

The Hilarious Tale of Trump National’s Unexpected Landscape Architect: “He asked me if I was the landscape architect. I told him yeah. My only gardening experience was mowing my parents’ lawn.”

First “Remarkable Objects” podcast makes the case for quantifying the landscape: Remarkable Objects is a new podcast series focused at the intersection of nature and urban design, and is interested in how nature and the built environment engage with each other, as well as the potential for resilient and sustainable architecture through research and innovative practice.

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