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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 ...
could have a crushing effect on the global economy, according to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, the Nobel-Prize-winning committee of climate
scientists from around the world.
But there ...
The World Cup soccer tournament is getting more and more carbon-heavy, with FIFA estimating that the 2014 event in Brazil will dump 2.72 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere -- one million more tons than South Africa's 2010 World ...
Sixty-three of the world’s biggest cities have almost doubled the measures they are taking to reduce climate change
since 2011, according to a new report.
The study, produced by the C40 Cities Climate
Leadership Group and consultancy ...
Some of the world`s largest cities have met growing concerns about climate change
with a growing amount of financial and political investments to combat it.
The C40 Cities Climate
Leadership Group (C40) and Arup released research ...
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to be the United Nations special envoy for cities and climate change
Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reports that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is expected to ...
Michael Bloomberg has been appointed as the United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change
in an attempt to help galvanise international action to cut emissions ahead of a series of crucial climate
summits over the next two ...