Climate Change

2 days ago
U.S. coastal cities need to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the pot of funding is limited. There’s no way around the fact that there will be winners and there will be losers.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The Boston waterfront has been booming, but the area is extremely vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Measures to address those risks have come just recently.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
6 days ago
Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG have released the fifth edition of its Highway Boondoggles report.
U.S. PIRG Education Fund
June 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association recently released a report targeting the climate risks associated with the older housing stock in Central Queens, New York City.
QNS
June 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Vox and Curbed provide multi-media coverage of a Staten Island sea wall project as an example of the necessity of resilient infrastructure, and the shortcomings of our ability to predict the needs of the built environments in changed climates.
Curbed New York
June 12, 2019, 9am PDT
Fulton County, Georgia, home to Atlanta, adopted the "2019 Sustainability Plan + Resilience" earlier this month, focused on addressing the effects of climate change.
SaportaReport
June 12, 2019, 7am PDT
The parallel crises of pollution and housing affordability require denser zoning of land uses, otherwise known as upzoning, according to this article.
Greater Greater Washington
June 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
California is setting records for the amount of solar energy it can’t use, but this cushion might be a good thing: it means the state won’t need to depend as heavily on fossil fuels as a stopgap.
Los Angeles Times
June 10, 2019, 7am PDT
If action isn’t taken to address the major issues the nation faces today, younger people will be contending with a lifetime of hardship. But older generations seem mostly to be looking the other way.
Slate
June 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Much of the state political leadership in Texas has been slow to accept the existence of climate change, much less the role of the state's economy, land use, and infrastructure planning in exacerbating the crisis. Maybe this will help wake them up?
My San Antonio
June 7, 2019, 5am PDT
Toronto is preparing for the worst of climate change, but also the stresses of affordability, congestion, and aging infrastructure.
CBC News
June 4, 2019, 11am PDT
More coastal cities and communities are turning to the "soft" solutions of living shorelines—relying on "a combination of oyster reefs, oyster shells, rocks, marsh plants, and other natural materials can be an effective alternative to seawalls."
Vox
May 25, 2019, 11am PDT
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) flies under the radar, but it makes some of the most consequential decisions about the federal government's approach to climate change.
Vox
May 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Communities need accurate maps and more access to data to increase flood resilience—but right now FEMA's not providing that.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 17, 2019, 8am PDT
We really didn't see this one coming.
The Onion
May 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Residents of Houston are less likely to think of flooding as a concern, or to think development should be prohibited in flood-prone areas, as in the years immediately following Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Chronicle
May 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Hamilton in Skagit County, Washington showcases another kind of community at risk from the effects of climate change and considering relocation to higher ground.
The Seattle Times
May 9, 2019, 7am PDT
With President Trump in Florida, Diane Yentel writes about the many people there still living without shelter after Hurricane Michael last year.
Orlando Sentinel
May 7, 2019, 5am PDT
The New York City Department of City Planning has released a large set of recommendations for zoning changes designed to help the city's many coastal areas weather the inevitable extreme weather events of climate change and sea level rise.
NYC Planning
May 5, 2019, 11am PDT
The San Francisco Bay has 400 miles of shoreline, and a dire need for a new approach to dealing with the effects of rising water levels. An estimated $100 billion in potential property damage is at risk.
San Francisco Chronicle