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An increasing number of New Yorkers are likely to die from heat-related causes as global warming causes more extreme heat events, according to a new study released Sunday.
The study found that heat-related mortality may rise 20 percent ...
Whether or not Hurricane Sandy had a connection to climate change
, climate change
will make future Hurricane Sandys more common, imposing enormous costs on cities.
Since we seem to lack the will to reduce this threat by cutting ...
Nearly a dozen U.S. cities have announced their interest in withdrawing municipal investments from fossil fuel companies, joining a fast-growing movement among colleges and universities that supporters say is allowing citizens concerned with ...
A move to turn fossil fuels into the “new apartheid” has gathered pace as a further nine US cities join a push to sell any investments held in the coal, oil and gas industry blamed for climate change
.San Francisco; Boulder, Colorado; and ...
The campaign to make climate
policy a central plank of President Obama's second term cranked up a notch this week, with the launch of a new push to embarrass Republicans over their climate
scepticism and an important victory for the high profile ...
Mexico City was once known for its smoggy landscape with industrial eyesores such as the 18 de Marzo Refinery spewing ozone-forming emissions such as sulfur dioxide. The cloud of contaminants hanging over the capital played into an apocalyptic ...
I`ve had many friends, even like-minded, eco-friendly friends, ask me, "Why is Keystone a big deal? Isn`t it just another pipeline?"
Keystone is a big deal, because it is not just another pipeline. It is the make-or-break piece of the ...
Increasingly heavy summer rainfall, linked to changing climate
conditions, is taking a worsening toll on Brazil. Just this month, 30 people died when heavy rain caused landslides in Petrópolis, a city located in the highlands of Rio de Janeiro ...
A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of "SimCity", a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change
The sequel to the city-building computer game ...
The signs of rising water are everywhere in this seaport city: yellow "Streets May Flood" notices are common at highway underpasses, in low-lying neighborhoods and along the sprawling waterfront.
Built at sea level on reclaimed wetland, ...
If his inaugural address was any indication, President Obama has big plans for finally addressing global warming in his second term. "We will respond to the threat of climate change
, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and ...
BARELY a week ago all the talk was of fires, cattle dying in the thousands and Queensland slipping into the deadly grip of drought.
Wouldn't you know it, days later large slabs of the nation's east coast were in flood, some ...
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has called for the cities to lead the way in combating climate change
while also having a swipe at the USA`s coal consumption.
Speaking at the Transforming Transportation event in Washington DC said the ...
Reeling from an historic drought, the hottest year on record and more frequent wild weather, mayors
from a number of U.S. cities urged the White House this week to take the lead on setting an agenda to address climate change
Of all the president’s oft-stated second-term priorities, addressing climate change
seems the most profoundly challenging, even overwhelming. Yet a series of recent developments, especially a sharp decline in U.S. emissions, increasing domestic ...
Spring came early to Walden Pond in 2012. Scientists -- both amateur and professional -- have kept records of flowering times for plants in Walden Pond, near the Massachusetts town of Concord, since Henry David Thoreau began doing it in 1852. The ...
U.S. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson`s imminent departure from her position was a non-event in Washington D.C. in much the same way that the EPA has been an afterthought on the American political scene for at least a generation. I am far from an ...
As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast in late October, everyone from Bill McKibben to Andrew Cuomo declared the storm our wake-up call on climate change
. Now we would finally have that serious conversation we’d been meaning to get around ...
A year ago, as the curtain was closing on 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in front of an audience at the United Nations and declared that it would be cities, not national governments, that would lead the fight against climate
“Think globally, act locally” is a slogan that aptly describes what I witnessed last week at the Southeast Florida Climate
Leadership Summit. At the event, local government officials from four counties gathered to discuss how to mitigate and ...
Another worldwide conference on climate change
– the 18th one since 1992 – ended last Saturday with little to show for it. The minimal result – an extension of the largely ineffectual Kyoto Protocol – has added to growing pessimism over the ...
A list of popular villains from the 2009 climate
talks in Copenhagen would almost certainly include Canada and China. Justly or not, both countries took much of the blame for the failure of the planet's leaders to negotiate a binding global ...
This old farming town near the base of the Rocky Mountains has long been considered a conservative next-door neighbor to the ultraliberal college town of Boulder, a place bisected by the railroad and where middle-class families found a living at ...
World leaders must take immediate and joint actions against climate change
, Vice President of the French National Assembly Denis Baupin said Wednesday on the sidelines of the Cities and Climate Change
Summit held in the Colombian capital of ...
As President Barack Obama interprets what the election told him about his priorities for a second term, how much weight will he give to global climate change
? On his very crowded list of pressing issues, where will climate