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Environmental Risk

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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 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
March 13, 2019, 5am PDT
It's been five years since the Rockefeller Foundation launched the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. A new analysis by the Urban Institute evaluates the accomplishments of 100 Resilient Cities so far.
100 Resilient Cities
October 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
August 21, 2018, 10am PDT
More Americans are moving to high-risk flood zones as environmental deregulation wins the day.
Governing
Blog post
May 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Resilience to the impacts of climate change and other forms of natural disaster will require new levels of safety in the built environment.
Kayla Matthews
September 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
Building on the edge of natural areas comes with risks, including wildfires and landslides. Colorado Springs will try to discover the extent of the risk from the latter at the western edge of the city.
Colorado Springs Gazette