Climate Change

October 24, 2016, 12pm PDT
Study links wildfires to climate change.
Five Thirty Eight
October 19, 2016, 8am PDT
With tidal flooding on the rise for a decade, the most recent King Tide served as another reminder of the need for South Florida to prepare for rising seas.
Miami Herald
October 19, 2016, 7am PDT
California wants the region to work together to deal with the impacts of climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
October 18, 2016, 6am PDT
While the Green Party nominates a presidential candidate every four years as a publicity stunt, other politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—have been steadily pursuing a green agenda in California. California cities are better off for it.
Josh Stephens
October 17, 2016, 10am PDT
An historic agreement reached by 170 global leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on October 15 to limit hydrofluorocarbons could have more of an impact on reducing climate change than the carbon emission agreement reached in Paris ten days earlier.
The New York Times
October 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Oslo sets ambitious goal for carbon emissions with a "Climate Budget." The budget is a sign of climate policies to come as the Paris climate agreement begins to take effect around the world.
Next City
October 17, 2016, 6am PDT
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is also a committed climate change activist. His documentary on the topic airs Oct. 30 on the National Geographic channel. At the U.N., he asked leaders to take bold action. Yet, as an Angeleno, he opposes increased density.
Curbed LA
October 13, 2016, 9am PDT
Hurricane Matthew seemed to have hit a glancing blow on the southeastern seaboard over the weekend, until the floodwaters, and the death tolls, started to rise.
Vox
October 11, 2016, 6am PDT
Wildfires ravaged the western United States again this year, reflecting the new normal of climate change.
The San Jose Mercury News
October 10, 2016, 1pm PDT
The CBC produced an interactive feature about the dangers of climate change in Canada, focusing on five cities threatened by environmental factors like sea-level rise, flooding, and wildfires.
CBC Radio
October 7, 2016, 11am PDT
These historic sites—be they buildings, districts, or natural landscapes—are closer to destruction than any others in the United States.
Next City
October 2, 2016, 7am PDT
As summer temperatures rise and heat waves roll through, cities can take steps to keep cool. But shedding the heat may be difficult for urban areas designed to retain it.
The New Yorker
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
September 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Every now and then, it's good to laugh at the absurdity of climate change denial.
Climate Central
September 14, 2016, 11am PDT
The year-long program will begin in November, laying a foundation for a national carbon market.
CleanTechnica
August 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
We should have seen the historic flooding in the Florida Parishes region of Louisiana coming—both in preparation and in response—says a pair of recent articles.
The Conversation
August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
Grist
August 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Zillow has released research on how many of the nation's homes may be underwater (literally) by the year 2100. Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Louisiana are at the highest risk.
Zillow
August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
The Planning Report
August 24, 2016, 11am PDT
Ben Brown takes a hard look at our capacities and limitations in a world more complex than we’d prefer.
PlaceShakers