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Tag Archives: Climate Change

June 8, 2017
How Paris Mayor Plans For Cities’ Climate Action By 2020

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was once a labour inspector and upon taking office in 2014, insisted housing was her “absolute priority”. But it’s another issue — climate change — that has since become her signature.

The Uneven Flooding Impacts of Rising Sea Levels
Princeton University

Sea-level rise over the next 50 to 100 years will lead to moderate coastal flooding in regions already prone to floods, but to more severe flooding in regions where such floods are currently rare, suggests new research.

June 7, 2017
Bloomberg’s Group Still In Paris Agreement
National Review

A few days after President Trump said the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord, a group of political and corporate heavy hitters announced that they are still in.

Can Blue States Tackle Climate Change on Their Own?
Harvard Business Review

Will President Trump’s decision to walk out from the Paris climate accord mean that U.S. greenhouse gas emissions will increase? It depends, in part, on what states and cities do next.

June 6, 2017
180 Higher Ed Leaders Sign Pledge on Climate Change
The Chronicle of Higher Education

College and university presidents as well as system chancellors responded quickly to President Trump’s announcement last week that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

June 5, 2017
Biggest Tech Companies Want To Be in a Paris Deal
The Hill

Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook are joining hundreds of businesses that are pledging their support for the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from last week.

June 4, 2017
How States and Localities Can Limit Paris Fallout
Brookings Institute

President Trump shocked the world yesterday by yanking the United States out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. The other 194 signatory nations are outraged, while the vast majority of Americans, who support our nation staying in, are left feeling voiceless.

US Cities Will Tackle Climate Change

As soon as US President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement, governors and mayors of places including Washington, New York and California banded together to uphold the commitments in it.

Michael Bloomberg Pledges $15M for Paris Climate Accord

Michael Bloomberg is pledging to fill a funding gap created by President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, offering up to $15 million to support the U.N. agency that helps countries implement the agreement.

June 1, 2017
May 31, 2017
Could NYC’s Penn Station Ever Return To Its Former Glory?

The only good thing one can say about the demolition of the McKim, Mead & White building that was knocked down is that it appalled so many people that it became the foundation of the preservation movement. But now there is a serious campaign to rebuild it the way it was.

May 30, 2017


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