Climate Adaptation

March 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
A Rutgers professor restores natural processes to help shorelines adapt to rising sea levels.
The Harvard Gazette
March 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renewable energy, sea-level rise, and, of course, seismic safety are all part of the plan.
Next City
February 12, 2018, 2pm PST
How can President Trump, who has made environmental regulation rollbacks and climate denial trademarks of his administration, be expected to select projects for his infrastructure plan that must weather climate change?
The New York Times
January 30, 2018, 12pm PST
The 99 residents of Isle de Jean Charles have $48 million to relocate together, but that doesn’t make it easy.
CityLab
December 28, 2017, 12pm PST
The state of Louisiana could be the first state to adopt a massive plan to push residents out of coastal areas threatened by sea level rise and coastal erosion. More states are expected to follow Louisiana's lead.
Bloomberg
December 2, 2017, 11am PST
The agency's report shows that inland-dwellers are just as likely as coastal types to be deeply affected by climate change.
The Courier-Journal
October 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Only one coastal city has a sewer system that must handle stormwater as well as wastewater. San Francisco's efforts to adapt its combined sewer-stormwater system has put it on the vanguard of the city's climate adaptation efforts.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
State Route 37 is a vital highway connecting four North Bay counties plagued by two unrelated problems: chronic flooding during high tides and traffic congestion. Fixing the problem will set a precedent for Bay Area climate adaptation.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 22, 2017, 11am PDT
How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.
Planetizen
September 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Buildings are responsible for a little less than half of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. Break this figure down further and you'll find that building heating accounts for about a fifth of all U.S. emissions.
Doggerel
September 14, 2017, 7am PDT
In response to a question linking Hurricanes Irma and Harvey to climate change, White House Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert appeared to recognize the need to adapt. He qualified his statement regarding the "cause" of said climate change.
The Washington Post
May 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Engineers and scientists in Seattle are testing a new generation of shoreline infrastructure that hopefully can do a better job of letting people and wild animals—in this case salmon—coexist.
EarthFix
May 9, 2017, 12pm PDT
Officials have begun tackling the problem of adapting low-lying State Route 37 in the North Bay, closed several times this year due to flooding, to climate change. With no identified funding, a working group is leaning toward road tolling.
The Press Democrat
February 1, 2017, 6am PST
Elaine Chao, who served eight years as labor secretary under President George W. Bush, was confirmed on Jan. 31 as the Secretary of Transportation, on a 93-6 vote.
USA Today
December 15, 2016, 12pm PST
Resilience is commonly understood as the capacity to endure shocks and stresses. But for Lisa Dickson, Arup’s resilience leader for the Americas, this definition is too limiting. Jeff Byles talks with her about five key lessons on resilience.
Doggerel
December 1, 2016, 10am PST
California is working on a plan to adapt infrastructure statewide to the future impacts of climate change.
The Planning Report
November 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Many countries have rolled out climate policies since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015. A new report gathers data on the capital investments that will drive the construction of all that new infrastructure.
International Finance Corporation
November 4, 2016, 9am PDT
State Senator Bob Wieckowski is working to help communities get the necessary tools to increase capacity for climate resilience.
The Planning Report
October 19, 2016, 7am PDT
California wants the region to work together to deal with the impacts of climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
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