Climate Change

2 days ago
A new study from MIT makes a clear connection between the intensity of rainfall caused by Hurricane Harvey last August in Texas and climate change, concluding that the likelihood of stronger downpours is greatly increasing.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
President Xi Jinping wants China to replace the U.S. as the world's leader in fighting climate change, yet emissions from China are projected to increase at a higher rate than any other major emitter, according to the Global Carbon Project.
The New York Times.
6 days ago
A movement initiated by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) to join the East Coast carbon cap-and-trade program has accelerated with the election of his Democratic lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, as governor. Similar news is expected from New Jersey.
Washington Examiner
6 days ago
Donald Trump ran on an "America First" platform for president. The latest news from the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, though, shows that it is now "America Alone" in terms of nations who haven't adopted the Paris climate agreement.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 9, 2017, 12pm PST
As part of Human Settlements Day at COP-23 on November 11, Planners for Climate Action will feature representatives of professional planners associations and planning school associations worldwide.
Bruce Stiftel
November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
Governing
November 6, 2017, 8am PST
In a move that surprised some, the Fourth National Climate Assessment found that climate change is "unambiguous" as opposed to a "hoax," as President Trump has stated, and that it is man-made, largely caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
The New York Times
October 24, 2017, 1pm PDT
Despite the presence of a formidable (and expensive) underground flood control system, Tokyo may confront floods and rainfall that will challenge the city's capacity to protect itself.
The New York Times
October 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
Long considered unfeasible, direct-air capture of carbon dioxide has been achieved by a set of entrepreneurs. Scaled up, the expensive technology could slow climate change.
Quartz
October 18, 2017, 7am PDT
Los Angeles appears in Blade Runner 2049 in name only. But the film still provides an arresting vision of a high-density future and is a reminder of the eternal ambiguity that surrounds Los Angeles.
California Planning & Development Report
October 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Growing set of tools measures the impact of urban form on climate. Hazel Borys reviews highlights of the CNU Climate Summit held last weekend near Washington, D.C.
PlaceShakers
September 30, 2017, 11am PDT
The government of British Columbia, put in power this year with the help of the BC Green Party, is shoring up its climate change action resume.
Sightline Institute
September 27, 2017, 11am PDT
$1.3 million in federal funding will contribute to a plan for three electric buses for Madison.
Wisconsin State Journal
September 27, 2017, 7am PDT
New York City intends to make sure that zoning codes are a tool for preventing the risks of flooding.
NYC Planning
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 26, 2017, 5am PDT
A coalition of government bodies from eight states around the country has sued the Trump Administration, claiming that the U.S. DOT unlawfully suspended an emissions accounting rule.
NRDC Blog
September 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
Two California cities are going after oil companies with a legal argument that recalls the legislation against big tobacco companies in the 1990s.
San Francisco Chronicle
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 18, 2017, 6am PDT
A new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions reveals that over 1,200 global and domestic companies, recognizing the threat of climate change, are either pricing emissions or considering it.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
September 15, 2017, 7am PDT
In a wide-ranging editorial, Mark Allen argues for strategies that may help communities cope with climate disasters as they grow more frequent.
Green Left Weekly