Restoring nature can lead to fewer road repairs
It's the season for flooding and road washouts. Not only can they create inconvenient, time-consuming detours and safety risks, they're also expensive to repair. But a study in Parkland County, AB, west of Edmonton, shows one way to cut the costs of those upgrades and repairs — by spending strategically on "green infrastructure," such as building or restoring wetlands, which can work to protect "grey infrastructure," such as roads CBC News recently reported. Keep reading.