Climate Change

48 min ago
Virginia designed a promising way to bolster coastal areas vulnerable to sea-level rise. But it was never funded.
Governing
2 days ago
Driven by foreign demand, a surge in West Texas oil production is having adverse effects on the local populace, and contributes to climate change at a crucial moment.
The Texas Tribune
4 days ago
Given a recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, Laura Bliss underscores the point that those who have the ability to do so should make changes to how they get around, and pronto.
CityLab
6 days ago
The Nobel Prize was issued the same day as a landmark report by the IPCC predicting dire consequences if emissions aren't reduced. That's what William D. Nordhaus of Yale University has devoted his career to addressing.
The New York Times
October 7, 2018, 11am PDT
A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
October 6, 2018, 11am PDT
Steven Falk, city manager for 22 years of the East Bay enclave of Lafayette, expressed frustration with the city's resistance to infill development, calling it incompatible with addressing "the most significant challenges of our time."
SF Gate
October 5, 2018, 9am PDT
A federal evaluation of fuel-efficiency standards says that while drastic climate change is imminent, there is little reason to do anything about it.
The Washington Post
Feature
September 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Coal+Ice exhibition was on view in San Francisco in September 2018, timed to leverage Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit.
James Brasuell
September 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The research is clear: For climate leadership, look no further than young people, people of color, and young people of color.
The Hill
September 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Alexandria, Virginia's waterfront was built on landfill below the natural elevation of the Potomac River. City officials hope to build new seawalls to protect that area from floods.
Greater Greater Washington
September 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new survey identified the top climate strategies favored by municipalities around the country.
Smart Cities Dive
September 17, 2018, 12pm PDT
But you can blame climate change for 6 inches of storm surge resulting from sea level rise. Florence made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday as a Category 1 storm with wind speeds of 90 mph.
The Washington Post
September 15, 2018, 9am PDT
A competition in the San Francisco Bay Area highlights projects considering new ways to design for impending environmental changes.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2018, 5am PDT
Renewable energy enjoys broad public support—the utility industry is more skeptical.
Vox
September 7, 2018, 12pm PDT
Put another way: Which cities will be more attractive to in-migration once the effects of climate change become more obvious.
Business Insider
September 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
In an effort to address climate change, San Francisco has a plan to get residents and businesses to do more than just recycle and compost.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Extreme heat, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change are turning deadly faster than predicted, California officials warn.
Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2018, 5am PDT
A change of nomenclature shifts focus to the self-determination of residents relocating from the coast of Louisiana as rising seas inundate their homes.
Common Edge
Blog post
August 26, 2018, 5am PDT
Blogger Kayla Matthews examines the many challenges planners face in preparing for the extreme weather and flooding caused by climate change.
Kayla Matthews
August 23, 2018, 6am PDT
The Guardian sounds the alarm about deadly heat exposure in poor communities around the world.
The Guardian