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Climate Change

Yesterday
As temperatures rise, there are some relatively simple changes cities can implement to cut cooling costs and deal with spells of extreme heat.
Fast Company
5 days ago
A greener life means fewer flights for many Europeans.
Time
August 17, 2019, 11am PDT
Toxic algae is in the news again, so it's a good time to learn as much as possible about the environmental threat that is likely to be a reoccurring theme in the era of climate change.
Los Angeles Times
August 13, 2019, 10am PDT
A big feature explores the effects of climate change, which are already very much changing life in the United States.
The Washington Post
August 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Not urban land use, but in the literal sense: land used to produce food, graze livestock, supply drinking water, grow trees, and sequester carbon. As the climate warms and the population grows, crop yields will decrease and land will be degraded.
The Washington Post
August 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A shift is underway on Wall Street—investors are acknowledging the risks of climate change. A recent credit-ratings report on the bridge system connecting Miami to Key Biscayne provides a stark example of the new way of thinking.
Miami Herald
August 11, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent round of thunderstorms brought public transit operations in Philadelphia to a screeching halt.
WHYY
August 6, 2019, 9am PDT
A scathing critique of city planning, and the special interests that hold the system in thrall, in New York City.
Gotham Gazette
August 5, 2019, 7am PDT
Here's a trillion dollar real estate market on the coasts of the United States—and it's building itself into rising levels of risk.
The New York Times
August 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reno City Council this week approved a new, 165-page "Sustainability and Climate Action Plan."
The Nevada Independent
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 27, 2019, 5am PDT
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Electrek
July 26, 2019, 11am PDT
In California, recovery after wildfires means many upfront investments by communities and the state.
The New York Times
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
July 25, 2019, 9am PDT
Politicians in California are trying to plan for a rising sea, but some have stopped using the phrase “managed retreat” because they feel it derails the process.
San Diego Reader
July 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
July 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Predicting the future of challenges facing cities isn't very hard when the future is already staring cities right in the face.
Meeting of the Minds
July 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
There are more than 90,000s dams in the U.S.; many will never be visited by federal or state inspectors.
Yale Environment 360
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.
Medium