Last year, nearly 30 percent of new homes in the U.S. had partial or full basements, according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
Five U.S. cities leading on climate change initiatives
Houston, Salt Lake City, New York, Miami and Los Angeles lead the way in preparing for extreme weather, according to a Center for American Progress report.
Houston, Salt Lake City, New York, Miami and Los Angeles are leading the way on preparing for climate change and extreme weather, according to a Center for American Progress report. Houston has launched an initiative designed to enhance its water and drainage infrastructure. Los Angeles plans to combat extreme temperatures by promoting cool roofs and pavements. Salt Lake City plans to preserve an additional 10 percent of watershed lands and groundwater resources by 2015 to counteract a projected 90 percent drop in rainfall.
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