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The D.C. Department of Energy and Environment has read the writing on the wall.
Urban Turf
January 12, 2020, 9am PST
The consequences of the Congressional budget approved at the end of 2019 can be measured in millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Inside Climate News
January 10, 2020, 6am PST
Comparing Houston in 2010 to the city today reveals a variety of transportation, infrastructure, and economic changes.
Urban Edge
January 7, 2020, 12pm PST
The energy sector produced ten percent less carbon emissions in 2019 than the previous year—the largest drop in decades. Still, the decline of the coal industry is not enough to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.
Inside Climate News
January 6, 2020, 12pm PST
Cars and vehicle emissions are undoubtedly central to the climate change problem. The solution, however, might not be cleaner vehicles but rather a drastic change in our relationship to automobiles and driving.
The Guardian
January 3, 2020, 7am PST
Stephanie Carlisle, a principal at Philadelphia architecture firm KieranTimberlake, discusses the need for a toolkit of decarbonization strategies that designers can use for all design efforts, "not just the fancy projects or the unique projects."
The Architectural League of New York
January 3, 2020, 5am PST
A report by researchers from Stanford University says the cost of transitioning the world to entirely renewable energy production would pay for itself in seven years and add a net positive amount of jobs measured in the millions.
Yale Environment 360
December 30, 2019, 7am PST
Much of the debate about housing shortages and rising housing costs focuses on single-family housing as the main culprit. But could it also be part of the solution?
Curbed
December 28, 2019, 1pm PST
The eucalyptus is an exotic species in California, and studies suggest it has contributed to an increase in wildfire hazards. But defenders of the trees say the eucalyptus is just an ecological scapegoat.
The Guardian
December 24, 2019, 7am PST
As many as 1 million species are at risk of extinction if the world, including planning professionals and politicians, doesn't make big changes.
Vox
December 18, 2019, 12pm PST
A new mapping project from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania illustrates the consequences of inaction on climate change.
CityLab
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 15, 2019, 1pm PST
The threat of climate change has not guided transportation planning in Chicago, and the city and region could be doing much more to promote sustainable transportation, according to the article.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 13, 2019, 8am PST
Philadelphia has renewed its efforts to improve energy efficiency in non-residential building to contribute to its Paris Climate Agreement commitment.
Smart Cities Dive
December 12, 2019, 10am PST
South Florida's annual "king tides" were especially brutal this year. Residents of one Florida Keys community have experienced what it's like to live on the front lines of sea level rise.
The New York Times
December 11, 2019, 11am PST
Rethinking the "brutalscape" of infrastructure that supports the suburbs could be the key to the evolution of suburbs.
The Conversation
December 11, 2019, 8am PST
KUOW is taking applications for participants in a "biggest carbon loser" competition.
KUOW
December 10, 2019, 12pm PST
Scientists are increasingly concerned that climate tipping points might "cascade" into multiple heating effects that does irrevocable damage to the planet.
Yale Environment 360
December 7, 2019, 5am PST
A climate change conference in Southeast Florida this week delivers bad news for communities on the coast in South Florida and in the Florida Keys. Some of those communities won't be saved as the receipts for climate change come in.
Miami Herald
December 5, 2019, 7am PST
The U.S. is exceptional when it comes to carbon emissions—that much is indisputable.
Vox