Passive house construction has gained traction in Europe, but has only recently started to get noticed in the United States. Writer Alex Ulam discusses the emergence of this design approach as well as its implications for use in the coming years.
Jul 2, 2015 Doggerel
Climate change and sprawl are identified as the culprits in the eradication of critical natural habitat by the year 2050.
Jun 29, 2015 SaportaReport
Frustrated with Congress' inability to fund a six-year transportation bill, Mayor Greg Stanton is backing an August sales tax measure to expand light rail. Stanton also discusses climate change and water rights in the article and accompanying videos
Jun 29, 2015 The Washington Post
The last great U.S. wilderness won't forever remain the frozen tundra imagined by residents of the Lower 48. A new report finds evidence of Alaska's transformation in the increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires around the state.
Jun 26, 2015 Climate Central
Several agencies with the city of Boston will begin studying how to retrofit the city's building codes to prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Jun 22, 2015 The Boston Globe
Governments must take correction actions to address climate change, warned Pope Francis in his June 18 encyclical, but cap-and-trade, which places a price on carbon emissions but can lead to speculation, is not one of them.
Jun 22, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
Pope Francis's unprecedented focus on climate change and the environment includes strong messages for planners and designers of the built environment.
Jun 19, 2015 The New York Times
In a mover that came to a surprise to United Nations observers, the international body reached agreement on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+, initiative.
Jun 15, 2015 Grist
If the Miami region manages to weather the climate change storm, it will be thanks to effective collaboration between government, the public, and private interests. Meet the woman tasked with starting that process in Miami Beach.
Jun 11, 2015 The New Tropic
For Québec, climate action is a top priority that transcends party agendas—so the province is partnering with other sub-national entities to bypass national politics in building a cap-and-trade market.
Jun 5, 2015 VerdeXchange News