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Tag Archives: Climate Change

January 23, 2017
January 22, 2017
The World’s Cities: Vital, But Fragile

They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world’s urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

January 19, 2017
Small Colorado Town Grapples With Climate Change
Colorado Independent

The absence of three of its seven members Tuesday evening prompted the Lafayette City Council to postpone its vote on a controversial proposed Climate Bill of Rights and Protections. Still, the crowd that packed the council chambers was a clear sign that the proposal is striking a nerve.

Where Climate Change Isn’t a Partisan Issue
Governing Magazine

Hours before heading to Washington to witness Donald Trump become president, Miami-Dade’s Republican mayor offered a blunt message to skeptics of climate change and the crisis it presents the coast.

January 18, 2017
Design Competition Changed How U.S. Responds to Disasters
The Guardian

Nate Berg tells the story of Rebuild By Design, a competition – and now its own organisation – based on taking a more proactive approach to disaster response in cities; but how far can you prepare for the effects of climate change?

How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2016?
New York Times

Last year is the hottest year on record for the third consecutive year. In a database of more than 5,000 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent recorded annual mean temperatures higher than normal. How did your city fare?

January 11, 2017
Orlando in Step With Paris Climate Accord
Orlando Sentinel

The city of Orlando is leading the way in Florida, with a commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions 90 percent from 2007 levels, and supply half its citywide electricity needs through clean energy, like wind and solar, by 2040.

January 8, 2017
January 4, 2017
Miami Beach Market Bracing for Climate Change
Financial Times

Jim Murley sounds confused by Donald Trump’s views on climate change. Murley is the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County in south-east Florida, and heads the effort to brace the city for rising sea levels that will transform the city over the next few cities.

January 2, 2017
Living Planet: Resilient Cities
Deutsche Welle

With most of the world’s population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge.

Turning Urban Wastelands Into Carbon Capture Gardens
British Ecological Society

Brownfield sites – those unloved areas of stony rubbish usually dismissed as wasteland – could be a vital new tool in the fight against climate change, ecologists have discovered.

December 21, 2016
Cities Stand Strong on Climate in 2016

As we close out 2016 and prepare for the challenges of an incoming administration, many are worried that progress in combating climate change and working toward a society where all can prosper could stall. But there are reasons to remain hopeful.

Study to Assess Resiliency of More Than 250 U.S. Cities

The University of Notre Dame has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 in an effort to help inform decisions by city officials on infrastructure, transportation and other adaptive strategies.

Study to Assess Climate Resiliency of 250 U.S. Cities

The University of Notre Dame has announced it will assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 in an effort to help inform decisions by officials on infrastructure, transportation and other adaptive strategies.

December 19, 2016
California Fights Climate Change and Saves $200M
American City and County

You’re likely under increasing pressure to meet increasingly difficult climate goals. But success doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive. In fact, as places like California and Charlotte demonstrate, you can actually save millions of dollars.

December 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
Boston Faces ‘Serious Risk’ From Climate Change

Thanks to the harbor and multiple rivers, Boston bloomed into a bustling trade city. But that same coastline that helped Boston flourish is one reason why the city is especially vulnerable to climate change, a group of researchers say.

December 11, 2016
Mayors Around the World Creating Inclusive Climate Solutions

For those of us worried that even rumors of the United States pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement would have a chilling effect on efforts to fight climate change everywhere, last week’s Global Mayor’s Climate Summit offered a badly needed counter perspective.

December 8, 2016
December 7, 2016
Why Trump Doesn’t Matter To Energy Policy

The forces driving clean energy are likely to continue progressing regardless of efforts by President-elect Donald Trump to reverse them, a leading expert in energy policy said last week at Stanford University.


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