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The climate change discussion is usually defined by timelines that reach the end of the century, but some cities are preparing for the future of an altered climate by taking a short-term approach.
Energy News Network
October 7, 2020, 12pm PDT
The Willis Tower in Chicago, once the tallest building in the world, is still making history in superlative terms.
Commercial Property Executive
October 1, 2020, 11am PDT
As part of a series of dramatic environmental announcements in September, Gov. Gavin Newsom has promised to work with legislators to end new hydraulic fracking permits in California.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
September 28, 2020, 8am PDT
A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.
The Portland Mercury
September 23, 2020, 9am PDT
With the signs of climate change all around, the effects of the Trump administration's environmental regulation rollbacks look increasingly dire.
The New York Times
September 16, 2020, 11am PDT
State climatologists are highly confident that heat waves are likely to trend upwards in future summers in Minnesota. To address extreme heat, researchers are identifying the factors that exacerbate extreme heat.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
September 1, 2020, 6am PDT
A 2016 law that locked in a specific amount of gas tax revenue for project funding every year has required a boost in the tax rate in New Jersey as drivers leave their car at home during the pandemic.
WPVI
August 26, 2020, 7am PDT
The new rules are significantly less stringent in mandating repair of methane leaks and regulation of emissions.
Scientific American / E&E News
August 23, 2020, 9am PDT
The wind strewn and sunny parts of California are home to many species threatened both by climate change and renewable energy facilities like wind and solar power facilities. What is an environmentalist to do?
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2020, 10am PDT
The Trump administration has a new signature achievement, in finalizing a plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.
The Washington Post
August 4, 2020, 10am PDT
As soon as a few years from now, electric sedans will cost the same as an equivalent gas vehicle. A team at Carnegie Mellon University is researching how long it will take for other types of electric vehicles to catch up.
Inside Climate News
August 3, 2020, 10am PDT
California, the largest state by population in the United States, is responsible for 33% fewer carbon emissions per capita than any other state, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Mercury News
July 30, 2020, 10am PDT
Minnesota utility company Xcel Energy plans to close four coal plants by 2030 and fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2050.
MinnPost
July 22, 2020, 8am PDT
A bombshell in Ohio, as the FBI arrested Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four colleagues on bribery charges connected with a $1 billion bailout for the state's nuclear industry.
The Columbus Dispatch
July 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Biden is amping up his campaign promises to leverage the federal government in the fight to reduce greenhouse emissions in the U.S. economy.
Grist
July 9, 2020, 7am PDT
The new "Solving the Climate Crisis" report could provide guidance and direction if federal leadership in Washington, D.C. finally decides to take aggressive steps to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changed climate.
American Planning Association
July 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Two of the most controversial pipeline projects in the United States were dealt massive blows within the span of 24 hours.
Bismark Tribune
July 1, 2020, 8am PDT
The Rhodium Group charts a path toward an economic recovery plan that would also achieve social and environmental benefits.
Rhodium Group
June 29, 2020, 9am PDT
The South has some catching up to do on implementing plans to curb carbon emissions and prepare for climate change, but the region, collectively, has a lot of reasons to do so.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Proposed plans to reduce the speed limit and narrow the Boulevard Périphérique have sparked debate in Paris. If reelected, Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to implement these changes in addition to other urban-mobility effective policies.
Bloomberg CityLab