Climate Change

June 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Paris Agreement gave public officials an opportunity to criticize the President on his climate denial, but these statements ring truer when the officials seek out climate solutions at home as well.
Business Insider
June 5, 2017, 8am PDT
Many local leaders spoke strongly against President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accords, but local land use and transportation policies still sorely lack any consideration of climate impact.
Santa Monica Next
June 4, 2017, 11am PDT
Blame it on the urban heat island effect.
KPCC
June 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The timing of the announcement of deeply ambitious energy goals by the city of Portland and the county of Multnomah was not coincidental.
The Oregonian
June 1, 2017, 2pm PDT
The decision means the U.S. will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations not to subscribe to the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases. Trump attempted to leave the door ajar by stating that he would attempt to negotiate "a better deal."
The New York Times
May 27, 2017, 7am PDT
The California governor, known for his outspoken climate advocacy, signed the nation's toughest fracking regulation bill in 2013. His response to those who want to ban fracking is that priority must be on reducing oil consumption.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 18, 2017, 11am PDT
David Bookbinder argues that the Obama Administration dragged its feet on climate change, only implementing last-minute actions that will be easy to reverse.
Vox
May 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Bay Foundation have built a two acre enclave, "re-wilding" the area with native plants mimicking what it may have looked like before human interference.
KPCC
May 17, 2017, 6am PDT
Christin Kristoffersen, former mayor of Longyearbyen, talks about the challenges and adventures of daily life in the Arctic Circle, and the growing impact of climate change.
Cities of the Future
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News
May 10, 2017, 5am PDT
Kiribati’s former president Anote Tong faces climate change’s implications head on and see hope, even as islands become an early warning system for the international community.
Cities of the Future
Feature
May 4, 2017, 5am PDT
A new Urban Land Institute Report details the increasing implementation of citywide green infrastructure networks, including investments on both public and privately owned sites.
Katharine Burgess
May 3, 2017, 5am PDT
A recent study predicts that climate refugees from Florida and coastal Louisiana may disperse to areas around the southeast, with a large number resettling in Texas
Houston Press
May 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Climate change means cities around the world will have to deal with a growing number of heat waves.
Pacific Standard
April 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
The city of San Francisco hit its greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets two years ahead of schedule. The city has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent since 1990—the economy grew by 78 percent in that same time period.
BayCity News
April 18, 2017, 2pm PDT
Federal legislation and rising sea levels are changing the way homes are insured against flooding. According to this feature article, in fact, flood insurance "is serving as a kind of advance scout into a more difficult future."
The New York Times Magazine
April 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Ending Obama's so-called "war on coal" may go international with the exit from the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has his way, but he may encounter formidable opposition from Trump's administration and family.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
April 17, 2017, 10am PDT
On April 7, the illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage commenced operations, taking carbon that corn sequestered from the atmosphere and storing it safely almost a mile and a half underground in a sandstone formation.
The Washington Post
April 11, 2017, 5am PDT
A new one-stop shop for green infrastructure solutions is available to planners and engineers challenged by flooding.
CityLab
April 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Coastal communities are battling the near certain rising sea levels. As a result, many are faced with the choice to stay and rebuild their homes or begin the process of "managed retreat" away from vulnerable coastal areas.
WBUR