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National governments have been notoriously slow to address global warming. But a lot of mayors
-- from Seoul to New York to Rio de Janeiro -- are far more enthusiastic about tackling the problem. And, as it turns out, they can do a surprising ...
The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes, including plans to clean up 10 contaminated rivers and harbors and step up its attack on poisonous algae blooms that coat parts of three lakes ...
The last time so many world leaders gathered to talk about climate change
, it was an unmitigated debacle: the 2009 Copenhagen summit – intended to chart a international treaty – collapsed amid a welter of recriminations and set back the effort to ...
Some 125 world leaders are expected to commit to action on climate change
at a UN summit Tuesday called to inject momentum in struggling efforts to tackle global warming. The gathering will be the largest ever of governments and heads of ...
When it comes to climate change
, a major part of President Barack Obama's plan is to promote ideas and solutions at state and local levels.
Last month, surrounded by his task force of state, local and tribal leaders, Obama unveiled a ...
Dean Sherwin frowned. He had heard a speaker at the sea-level rise conference he was attending say that half of southeast Florida would be crippled by 2030.
Sherwin stuck up his hand and said that she should correct her choice of ...
Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate
The White House`s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience met for the fourth and final time Wednesday, emerging with climate
-related recommendations to secure the country`s power supply and some its ...
In a slew of actions, President Obama on Wednesday is unveiling new tools for state, local and tribal leaders that will better prepare them for the impacts of climate change
The unilateral actions, in line with Obama's year of action ...
The world lacks not only the will, but the technology to achieve the deep carbon cuts needed to avert catastrophic climate change
, according to a report presented to the United Nations today by leading research institutions in 15 ...
The two officials chairing UN climate change
negotiations say it is now clearer how a deal to cut global greenhouse gas emissions could come together in 2015.
Reflecting on two weeks of talks in June, Artur Runge-Metzger and Kishan ...
White House officials are spending this week highlighting the public health and economic consequences of climate change
on the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's speech to combat address the problem.
On Sunday, ...
A bipartisan group of mayors
from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change
Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
voted in ...
Today, hundreds of mayors
are convening in Dallas, Texas, for the 82nd annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
. Climate change
will play a prominent role on the meeting’s agenda because these mayors
understand that the nation’s cities and ...
A digital image by Angelica Rojas Gracia prepared for the Visions and Pathways 200 project. It shows a bicycle highway built above train lines at North Melbourne station.
As the conversation turns to the death of Melbourne's trees the ...
Federal plans to enforce new carbon emissions cuts -- reportedly by up to 30 percent on 2005 figures -- could spark a rapid expansion in the renewables sector, environmental groups predicted Sunday ahead of the unveiling of a new government ...
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, now a UN diplomat, said Tuesday that cities and their mayors
hold the key to confronting climate change
Speaking at the opening of a three-day UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) event, ...
The super-political action committee financed by billionaire and former money manager Tom Steyer will try to raise climate change
as an election issue in four U.S. Senate races and three gubernatorial contests this year, the group announced this ...
For decades, the inevitability of many feet, even yards, of sea-level rise in a warming climate
has been crystal clear. But society’s response, both in stemming heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to eroding coastlines, will ...
In December 2012, Shaun Donovan, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was on vacation in Berlin when he decided to detour to the Netherlands. He wanted to get a firsthand sense of the famed Dutch approach to water management. Hurricane ...
THERE’S A DARK JOKE in the city planning community that refers to an exhibit at the Boston Public Library. Near the Boylston Street entrance, a floor map titled “Boston Over Time” shows how the city has grown since 1630. Much of that growth, ...
Federal agencies are developing the data and tools local governments need to develop their own climate
adaptation and resiliency strategies, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and other officials told the National League ...
As California resorts slog through their worst snow year on record amid historic drought, and as towns from Park City, Utah, to Sochi, Russia, faced temperatures in the 50s and 60s this week, there surfaced an unsettling question for local ...
Last October, the Reverend Billy was arrested for preaching into a megaphone inside a branch of Chase Bank in Midtown Manhattan. He`d been accompanied by a gang of golden frogs - the first known species to become extinct as the direct result of ...
Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change
Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles ...