Many companies set goals to achieve by 2020 and came up short, while the effects of climate change were more obvious than ever in the year that was 2020.
The forthcoming Boston Urban Forestry Plan is expected to support communities that have been disproportionately exposed to environmental stressors.
Smart Cities Dive
The regions of the United States that have provided the most hospitable to human life and agriculture throughout human history on the continent will likely be abandoned in a future altered by climate change, according to this interactive mapping proj
State climatologists are highly confident that heat waves are likely to trend upwards in future summers in Minnesota. To address extreme heat, researchers are identifying the factors that exacerbate extreme heat.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.
Heatwaves are the leading cause of deaths related to weather. A new study seeks to understand the impact of heatwaves and extreme heat exposure on humans and the cities in which they live.
A road project in Boston involves removing hundreds of mature trees. Residents say the plan is an environmental justice issue.
The Boston Globe
The country’s history of racist and segregationist housing policies is affecting vulnerable low-income communities of color that are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.
The New York Times
A recent study reveals the detrimental impact of hot nights compared to hot days, with the region experiencing hotter summers and more hot days due to climate change and the heat island effect.
A new satellite, currently residing on the International Space Station and scheduled for deployment in January, will measure and map the urban heat island effect of seven U.S. cities.
A recently published report finds more evidence to elevate heat as a matter of environmental justice.
As temperatures rise, there are some relatively simple changes cities can implement to cut cooling costs and deal with spells of extreme heat.
A big feature explores the effects of climate change, which are already very much changing life in the United States.
The Washington Post
A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
Extreme heat, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change are turning deadly faster than predicted, California officials warn.
Los Angeles Times
New research published in Applied Geography is a first step toward planning for the resilience of vulnerable populations as the heat rises in urban areas.
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
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