Blog posts categorized by Environmental Report Cards
The cover of the 2021 Chesapeake Bay Report Card.

Your Not-So-Average "C+" 2021 Chesapeake & Watershed Report Card

Pheej Lauj (Pheng Lor) ·
14 June 2022
Environmental Report Cards | 

The 2021 Chesapeake & Watershed Report Card highlights unique findings in water and ecosystem quality compared to previous years. This year’s report stresses the importance of expanding how we make sense of the overall bay and watershed health as we start to look at economic and environmental justice indicators, such as: income inequality, housing affordability, social vulnerability to hazardous events, and walkability to parks.

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Bringing Communities Together Through Water: The Start of Socio-Environmental Report Cards for the Southeast Michigan region

Lorena Villanueva-Almanza ·
30 November 2021
Environmental Report Cards | 

The last of three virtual workshop sessions for the development of individual and regional socio-environmental report cards for the Detroit, Clinton, Huron, Rouge, and Raisin rivers in Michigan concluded on November 16, 2021. The main goal of these sessions was to work with stakeholders to identify indicators that reflect the social, cultural, economic, and environmental values of the Southeast Michigan region.

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Developing the Western Lake Erie report card in Toledo, Ohio

Bill Dennison ·
23 May 2019
Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

Andrew Elmore and I traveled to Toledo, Ohio to facilitate a workshop focused on indicators and thresholds for the Western Lake Erie report card project. The workshop was held on 24-25 April 2019 in the Lake Erie Center, a beautiful facility run by the University of Toledo. Sandy Bihn, the Lake Erie Riverkeeper, was our sponsor and Tom Bridgeman, University of Toledo was our host. Prior to the workshop, Andrew and I drove around the Maumee River mouth to get a feel for the region.

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The Second Verde River Report Card Workshop

Andrew Elmore ·
9 May 2019
Environmental Literacy | Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | 

The Verde River flows through north-central Arizona and is a … primary water source for Phoenix. As it works its way down from its headwaters … in the Big and Little Chino Basins, the Verde provides excellent habitat for a … wide array of plants and animals. Water from the river also supports … small-scale agriculture, well-watered lawns, and accessible groundwater for … communities.

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Western Lake Erie environmental literacy

Bill Dennison ·
23 April 2019
Environmental Literacy | Environmental Report Cards | Science Communication | Learning Science | 

Lake Erie is one of five Great Lakes between the United States and Canada. The Great Lakes form the largest freshwater system on the planet, containing approximately 1/5 of the world's freshwater supply. Lake Erie is the southern most Great Lake located downstream of Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron, but upstream of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The great lakes at night from above. Photo National Weather Services.

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