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Urban Heat Island Effect

EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.

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US Forest Service: Invasive Species

The US Forest Service manages a vigorous health program aimed, in part, at assisting local and state government and private owners identify and manage tree pests and diseases. This site offers information on major threats and resources for dealing with them.

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CalEnviroScreen: Methodology for Identifying Polluted Communities in California

Though designed for California communities, this site illustrates how and with what data others can identify disadvantaged neighborhoods in their own community.

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USDA Forest Service Funding Opportunities

This site is regularly updated with funding opportunities for urban forestry and green infrastructure projects from the US Forest Service.

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Green Energy Roof Calculator

The Green Building Research Laboratory at Portland State University has developed an online calculator to allow users to compare the energy performance of a building with a green roof to the performance of the same building with a conventional (black) or high-albedo (white) roof.

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