Sustainable DC Plan Targets Emissions and Climate Resilience

WASHINGTON, DC – Working to make DC a greener, healthier and more viable city, Mayor Vincent Gray released the Sustainable DC Plan on Feb. 20 that sets forth ambitious goals and metrics pertaining to climate and the environment. The 20-year program includes emissions reductions pledges, as well as climate adaptation measures, proving the District is already Asking the Climate Question and providing compelling answers. Specifically, the Sustainable DC Plan calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2032 and enhancing the resilience of DC infrastructure to climate change impacts.

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Seeing Red?

Roses are red, violets are blue…unless you’re a bee, this much is true.
While we might be used to the Roy-G-Biv acronym to remember the colors of the rainbow, for bees it’s more like oyG-Bib-UV. Bees cannot see red wavelengths, but this doesn’t necessarily prevent them from landing on red flowers. Humans perceive light base on combinations of red, green and blue, while bees base colors on green, blue and ultraviolet light. Because of this distinction, bees see flowers in an entirely different way.

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