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Chapter Nine: Race to the FinishThe TeamIn a high-rise a few blocks from City Hall, about 30 people gathered on Jan. 2, 2013 to begin creating the plan that would help New Yorkers rebuild homes and businesses damaged by Superstorm ...
President Obama recently issued an executive order aimed to help US communities adapt to climate change
. The president tapped governors, mayors
and tribal leaders for a task force to advise the federal government on how to improve localities' ...
A year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.
The executive order establishes a task force of ...
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie was one of more than two dozen officials appointed by the White House Friday to help the Obama administration respond to the impacts of climate change
.The White House said the members of the “Task Force on ...
President Obama used his executive powers on Friday to create a 'Task Force on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience.'
Obama's plan would be put in place through executive order, bypassing Congress, which has stalemated over climate
To prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change
already being felt across the country, President Barack Obama today established an interagency Council on Climate
Preparedness and Resilience, chaired by the White House and composed ...
In another move to address the impact of climate change
, President Barack Obama ordered a bipartisan task force on Friday to help U.S. communities brace for longer heat waves, heavier downpours, more severe wildfires and worse ...
A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.
The executive order establishes a task ...
White House aides said President Obama would sign an executive order on Friday morning directing federal agencies to make it easier for states and communities to build resilience against storms, droughts and other weather extremes. For instance, ...
The White House is expected to take new steps on Friday to help society adapt to global warming, an acknowledgment that worldwide efforts to control emissions will be inadequate to head off big climatic shifts.
White House aides said ...
US President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order requiring government departments to take steps to prepare for "extreme weather" and other impacts of climate change
The order set up a task force for recommendations on how ...
Proclaiming themselves “loud and proud,” Alberta’s opposition Wildrose party voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to affirm party policy denouncing intolerance against anyone, including gays.
On Monday, both Calgary and Edmonton elected ...
plague affecting every living thing will likely start in 2020 in southern Indonesia, scientists warned Wednesday in the journal Nature. A few years later the plague will have spread throughout the world`s tropical regions.
“The time to act is now… We cannot afford to do nothing.”This was the message of Mayor Will Sessoms from Virginia Beach, VA, delivered last Friday at a conference on “Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change
.” Like so many cities ...
Flooded neighborhoods, contaminated drinking-water wells and other consequences of climate change
were on the table Monday, as local officials discussed how to handle municipal government on a warming planet.Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs ...
oday on CNN.com and CNN International, C40 Chair, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is featured in both an op-ed and broadcast interview discussing how cities, on the frontlines of the fight against climate change
, are leading the charge ...
When soaring costs of nuclear plants threatened to melt down the Northwest's economy, as the Bonneville Power Administration-utility axis dug in its heels, irascible Oregon Rep. Jim Weaver was asked how he'd halt the march of ...
isn't an environmental problem -- it's an economic problem, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday.
McCarthy doubled down on President Barack Obama's call for broad climate
regulations in tandem with economic growth, ...
A Milwaukee church and the cities of Madison and Bayfield are part of a fledgling national movement that has decided to fight climate change
by pushing for divestment from fossil fuel companies.
Students and climate
activists in Madison ...
"New York City is fortifying its 520 miles of coastline as an insurance policy against more frequent and costly storms." - Obama`s Climate Change
Cities around the world, aided by long-sighted business leaders, are working to ...
Cities around the world, aided by long-sighted business leaders, are working to "future proof" themselves against disaster. Recently, the 4th annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation took place in Bonn, Germany where leaders from ...
Wearing a black Jil Sander skirt matched with an elegant Velvet T-shirt, Lucy Wallace Eustice is pedaling her bike to work on a day as clear as Baccarat crystal. Her four-mile journey takes her along a bicycle path, one of the nation's busiest, ...
Twice in the last five days, President Barack Obama referred to divestment -- the controversial strategy to bring about social change
by pressuring corporations to behave more responsibly.
On Tuesday, Obama mentioned divestment during a ...
I`ve mostly been offering modest praise for Obama`s climate
plan, but there are some notable oversights. While it addresses U.S. coal-fired plants through EPA regulations, it neglects another, equally large aspect of the coal problem. ...
Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech at Georgetown University announcing his new climate
On Christmas Eve, 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 did a live broadcast from lunar orbit. So Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, ...