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Tag Archives: Climate Change

August 11, 2014
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Report On How Climate Change Affects Water In Colorado
Be Boulder

As Colorado’s climate continues to warm, those who manage or use water in the state will likely face significant changes in water supply and demand, according to a new report on state climate change released today by the Western Water Assessment and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

August 5, 2014
Climate Change Affecting Real Estate Values
Main Street

In May, the White House released its Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, which asserted that the adverse impacts of climate change are already being felt around the nation.

July 29, 2014
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June 26, 2014
Study Quantifies Effects of Climate Change In Europe
Science Daily

If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8 percent of its current GDP.

June 25, 2014
Climate Change Inaction Will Cost The US Billions
The Hill

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, billionaire Tom Steyer and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warn in a new report that rising sea levels, increasing storm surges and warmer temperatures will cost the U.S. billions if little action is taken to mitigate climate change.

June 11, 2014
Planning For Climate Change a Priority for Cities
The City Fix

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ICLEI, the largest worldwide association of local governments, released a study last week showing how climate change has become a priority for cities across the globe.

Climate Change & Urbanization Bring Challenges to Housing

Rising sea levels repeatedly flood rapidly-growing slum areas, but residents have few options for homes further from coastlines. Floating cities, Dutch architect Koen Olthuis said in his recent TED Talk, could help cities and residents adapt to climate change and urbanization while they alleviate a host of urban ills.

June 10, 2014
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June 2, 2014
Green Roofs Can Mitigate Heat Islands and Climate Change

A new report, Urban adaptation can roll back warming of emerging megapolitan regions, published in Proceedings of the Journal of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that cool roofs and green roofs can counteract both processes.

Climate Change and A Deadly Fungus Are Killing Coffee
The Atlantic Citylab

In the next 24 hours, the world will guzzle 1.6 billion cups of coffee, the most popular beverage on the planet besides water and tea. It’s big business, too: Global coffee exports totaled $28.6 billion in 2013—after oil, it is the world’s most traded commodity.

May 29, 2014
Urban Planning Should Address Climate Change
Science World Report

It’s not just the natural environment that’s being affected by climate change; it’s also city buildings and manmade structures that are feeling the impacts.


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