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The article begins by discussing the transformation of NYC's Fresh Kills landfill (dump) back to a sort-of natural wetland. However, the author takes the opportunity to discuss modern ecological theory.
That's a pretty good article. At one point she mentions bats and how do we encourage them. Getting rid of monstrosity wind mills would help as they kill a half million bats a year. Bats have only one pup a year. Also, only a brief mention of global warming and I hope that mens that particular scam is losing its allure for the ecologist.
The Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach CA (membership about $100k) is built over the old city dump. In Chicago, the city dump that was being used when I was a kid, next to Lake Calumet, is now a high end golf course, public owned but expensive. No trees because the roots damage the membrane over the garbage.