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Chris Bentley
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Here's the follow-up to my other story from the ‪#‎Netherlands‬! Living with water ain't as easy as it sounds. How the Dutch are turning whole villages into national flood-control projects.
The Dutch have spent centuries trying to hold back both the sea and the big rivers that flow into it. But rising water due to climate change is forcing a new approach for their low-lying country.
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My google+ activity has fallen by the wayside lately—I'll ramp it back up, but follow me on Twitter at @Cementley, too!

One big piece of news: I'll be covering #COP21  in Paris for +GroundTruth Project, so stay tuned!
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Yeah, we helped develop the first heat preparedness plan in all of South Asia with the Indian city of Ahmedabad. Good panel at SXSWeco this year--audio at: https://soundcloud.com/sxsweco/climate-and-heat-adaptation-in-the-developing-world-sxsw-eco-2015

But you lose the amazing images of pavement melting in 115 degree weather...

More info at http://www.nrdc.org/international/india/extreme-heat-preparedness/  and http://www.nrdc.org/media/2013/130416.asp 
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At a meeting in Exxon Corporation's headquarters, a senior company scientist named James F. Black addressed an audience of powerful oilmen. Speaking without a text as he flipped through detailed slides, Black delivered a sobering message: carbon dioxide from the world's use of fossil fuels would warm the planet and could eventually endanger humanity.
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My latest (and last) for +WBEZ's #CuriousCity : We find some fallout shelters around Chicago! 
There are plenty, but let’s just say they’re not ready for a nuclear apocalypse.
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Tonight is my LAST show on bass with both +Chaz Hearne &
#ChicagoSemisweet. It's FREE, starts at 9pm at The Store, 2002 N Halsted St.! Hope to see all of google plus there. Gonna be a good one.
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Finally uploaded some photos from vacation last month to #Flickr​. Got over my "2cool2cruise" vibe and loved it. Not pictured: me drowning myself in unlimited gelato and fernet branca.
A cruise aboard the Celebrity Equinox, June 27-July 4, that hit Italy, France and Spain. Departed Civitavecchia (Rome); then stopped in Livorno (Florence); Villefranche (Nice); Ajaccio, Corsica; Palma, Mallorca; and Barcelona.
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I interviewed Ellen van Loon, principal of Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA, about the biggest building in the Netherlands.
(Courtesy OMA) Last September, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat invited me to serve as the special media correspondent for its Shanghai symp
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Countries looking to adapt to a wetter world under climate change are increasingly looking to Holland. And here's why.

My latest for PRI's The World
When it comes to preparing for sea-level rise in coastal cities, the Dutch have a big head start on the rest of the world. And their best array of tools may be on display in and around the port city of Rotterdam.
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The SOM spire at left and the Durst/Port Authority replacement at right. (Courtesy SOM/The Durst Organization) This Fall, I served as special media corresp
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Downtown Houston. (eflon / Wikimedia Commons) The Texas metropolis of Houston is famous (or perhaps infamous) for its sprawling footprint. But as recent ce
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On this date 100 years ago a Great Lakes tour boat called the Eastland rolled over while docked on the Chicago River near Clark Street, killing 844 people. It was the worst disaster in the city’s history. For Chicago magazine, I interviewed Michael McCarthy, the author of "Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America", for the untold story of the #eastlanddisaster 100 years later.
The writer of Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America explains what the disaster means 100 years later.
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Miss this week's #CuriousCity  from +WBEZ? My latest story follows the trash and answers the most common question in our queue: What really happens to all the stuff in Chicago's blue #recycling bins?
The program is no sham, but a good number of recyclables still head to landfills.
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  • The Architect's Newspaper
    Associate Midwest Editor, 2012 - 2015
  • WBEZ
    reporter, 2013 - 2015
  • Chicagoist
    Staff Writer, 2011 - 2014
  • Kartemquin Films
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • Time Out
    Online production intern, 2011 - 2011
  • Clean Energy Trust
    Communications intern, 2011 - 2011
  • UCLA - Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences
    Summer research fellow, lab assistant, 2010
  • Cornell University - Dept. of Biological and Environmental Engineering
    Student researcher, lab assistant, 2009
  • Cornell University - CALS - Alumni Affairs, Development, and Communications
    Communications intern, 2009
  • APG Investments US, Inc.
    Legal intern, 2008
  • New York State Dept. of Enviromental Conservation
    Population monitor, conservation intern, 2007
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Hi! I am a writer and photographer with a masters in journalism from Northwestern University, where I was a 2011-12 ISEN Cluster fellow for energy and sustainability research.

I recently moved to the Boston area from Chicago, where I reported for WBEZ, Chicago's local public radio station, and served as Midwest Editor for The Architect's Newspaper. I freelance for various publications.

I play bass and guitar, and I'm always looking for people with whom to jam!

You can read more about me on my website.
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  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 2010 - 2012
  • Cornell University
    Natural Resources, 2006 - 2010
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