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Urban Forests and Healthy Babies

This article provides an overview of a study which demonstrates that mothers living in greener neighborhoods deliver at full term and produce babies with higher birth weights — an indicator of neonatal health.

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This Excel-based calculator was developed to help residents of Washington State size and test scenarios for rain water harvesting systems based on the typical climate. The calculator assumes that water is harvested entirely from roofs and that 80% of precipitation falling on roofs is captured.

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