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When it comes to ignoring matters of housing affordability and public transit during an election cycle of great significance, the United States is not the exception. Candidates in Canada's 2019 Federal Election have mastered the same trick.
The Star
Yesterday
Even Republicans are talking about climate change in Florida since former Governor Rick Scott left office.
Miami Herald
6 days ago
Del Mar, in Southern California, says it does not want to adopt the approach as part of its sea-level rise adaptation plan.
Los Angeles Times
6 days ago
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The New York Times illustrates the scope and scale of the great project still facing the United States: to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector of its economy.
The New York Times
October 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole outlines the city's actions and policies to realize its ambitious C40 goals.
The Planning Report
October 10, 2019, 11am PDT
Preventing electricity losses makes power generation more efficient. Those efficiencies translate into lower emissions.
Inside Science
October 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The United Kingdom’s new off-shore wind power facility brings the country closer to its goal of generating a third of its power from off-shore wind by 2030.
CNN
October 8, 2019, 9am PDT
A revision to the region’s plan for the bay will allow areas to be filled in to create habitats that mitigate the effects of climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
A move toward wooden buildings would lead to a host of positive environmental, economic, and livability outcomes.
The New York Times
October 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report details steps the city can take to help prevent climate change and protect its most vulnerable residents.
NOLA.com
September 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Natalie Bicknell notes several deficiencies in the roadmap that resulted from Seattle's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's now-defunct 100 Resilient Cities program.
The Urbanist
September 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
The area is especially vulnerable to storm surge, and increased development means more people are at risk when major hurricanes push through.
Vox
September 24, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite the environmental effects of exurban sprawl, Northern California's housing shortage is being alleviated on the extreme edges of the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The price tag for the de Blasio administration’s stormwater and sea-level rise plan rose $1.3 billion after some costly additions. Now some city council members are bringing in a second group to examine the plan.
Crain's New York Business
September 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Excessive heat will impact the desert city in the coming years, and major steps need to be taken now to change its course.
The Guardian
September 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new plan released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides technical and strategic assistance for the implementation of water reuse infrastructure around the United States.
WaterNewsNetwork
September 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York Times has published a spectacular mapping and data project to show the extent of flooding along the Mississippi River and its tributaries in the winter, spring, and summer of 2019.
The New York Times
September 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Air conditioning has drastically changed modern life and the ways cities have developed. But, the environmental consequences are immense, and it’s time to cut back.
The Guardian
September 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The Clean Cars 4 All program provides incentives for low-income Californians to replace old, polluting cars with an electric car or a transit pass. Now residents can also choose electric-assist bikes and bikeshare as a mobility option.
California Bicycle Coalition