Climate Change

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Two market-based programs add about a quarter to every gallon of fuel purchased in the Golden State, but don't expect to see the prices listed anywhere. Furthermore, costs to comply with the Low Carbon Fuel Standard are expected to increase.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
A particularly devastating red tide is ravaging the southwest Florida coast. The question of whether humans have caused the intensity of the event is still up for debate, according to this article.
National Geographic
Blog post
August 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
One common argument against building new housing in high cost cities is that people priced out of those cities can always move somewhere cheaper. This post responds to that claim.
Michael Lewyn
July 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Strike three for the federal government in trying to dismiss a lawsuit launched by 21 children in Oregon who sued the Obama administration in 2015, claiming the government was endangering their future because of its failure to reduce climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
One finding from a new statewide survey, "Californians and the Environment," suggests that the environment is becoming a more bipartisan issue, but that finding is still subject to interpretation. What isn't is the top environmental issue: water.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2018, 9am PDT
The California Water Commission made an historic commitment to new water storage projects. Many of the largest projects planned in the state will require additional funding before construction can commence.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's been 30 years since James Hansen told Congress about global warming. We might call it climate change these days, but Hansen was right.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
July 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A New York federal district court rules on a climate change lawsuit like its West Coast counterpart did last month: Don't hold oil companies accountable for climate change and sea level rise. Baltimore and Rhode Island file climate change lawsuits.
Inside Climate News
Blog post
July 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
There is more than one way for a city to systematically reduce it carbon footprint.
Kayla Matthews
July 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Honolulu has decided to treat sea level rise as an urgent matter, requiring all the resources of the city.
Hawaii New Now
July 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
With water levels habitually low, officials from the Eastern Sierra say they are "headed for a showdown” with L.A.
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2018, 5am PDT
New York is the first city in the world to report to the U.N. on SDGs in the arenas of clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and land conservation.
CityLab
July 10, 2018, 11am PDT
A massive infrastructure project is on the table in New York, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a new feasibility study.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
July 10, 2018, 8am PDT
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is the leading expert in how to have difficult conversations about climate change—like the kind when facts aren't enough.
Sightline Institute
June 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The American Cities Climate Challenge seeks to green the carbon-heavy transportation and building sectors.
Metro Magazine
June 28, 2018, 8am PDT
The courts are no place to be deciding on the contribution of fossil fuels to climate change, ruled a Northern California federal district court judge in a "stinging defeat" to San Francisco and Oakland that wanted Big Oil to pay mitigation costs.
The New York Times
June 26, 2018, 7am PDT
A political action committee representing the energy industry, including fossil fuels, has been formed by two former U.S. senators, a Republican and Democrat, to advance a carbon fee-and-dividend plan on Capitol Hill.
Vox
June 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Several years of catastrophic wildfires in Canada doesn't mean the risk has lessened. Experts predict much worse in the future.
The Star Vancouver
June 22, 2018, 11am PDT
A look at the relationship between sprawl and climate change mitigation in the fast-growing North Carolina city.
Yale Climate Connections