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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 ...
The billionaire media mogul has been appointed special envoy for cities and climate change
, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Friday.
"He's starting right away and he'll be pushing for action in the cities and ...
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change
, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat ...
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his special envoy for cities and climate change
, in a bid to build momentum ahead of a planned U.N. summit meeting in September.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change
, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
Barring any last minute change
s, U.N. Secretary-General Ban ...
of 10 U.S. cities announced a cooperative plan Wednesday that could result in collective, energy bill savings of up to $1 billion per year.
The municipalities will join together in the City Energy Project (CEP), an initiative ...
The White House came to town on Friday to hear what climate change
challenges are uniquely problematic for Salt Lake City: air pollution, wildland fires, and protecting the watershed.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker hosted White House ...
The provincial government is supporting a new program launched by members of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative in an effort to adapt their municipalities to climate change
The one time, $145,000 grant will help develop ...
When Bill de Blasio took the oath of office as mayor of New York City on 1 January, his inauguration address focused heavily on inequality. In a speech four weeks earlier, President Obama made reducing economic inequality a core mission, saying: ...
SUMMARY Michael Bloomberg left office a few days ago after serving 12 years as the Mayor of New York city and people already are trying to assess his legacy. Katherine Bagley of Inside Climate
News speaks on why she thinks the mayor's efforts to ...
If 2012 was the year a changing climate
beat U.S. cities like Apollo beat Rocky, 2013 may go down as the year that urban America hit the meat locker and got serious about defending itself.
Thanks to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, being ...
The debate about tackling climate change
has long revolved around the twin challenges of mitigating global warming and adapting to its more predictable long-term impacts—rising seas, higher peak temperatures, relentless drought.Now a new ...
New York City's greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by 19 percent since 2005, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday, putting the city nearly two-thirds of the way to meeting the goal that Bloomberg set five years ...
American cities on the frontline of climate
action are quietly but dramatically shifting their approach—from primarily trying to limit global warming to coping with its impacts. They're building forested buffers to shelter homes from wildfires, ...