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Carbon Footprint of Household Energy Use in the US

Posted: 07.23.2020 no comments

 

This study uses data on ∼93 million individual homes to perform the most comprehensive study of greenhouse gases from residential energy use in the United States. We provide nationwide rankings of carbon intensity of homes in states and ZIP codes and offer correlations between affluence, floor space, and emissions. Scenarios demonstrate this sector cannot achieve […]

 

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UK City Declares Climate Emergency

Posted: 04.01.2019 no comments

 

Plymouth City Council declared a “climate emergency” and brought forward its deadline to become carbon neutral by 20 years — from 2050 to 2030. That means emergency plans will now be created to put back to the council within six months. Inevitably that will then be put to the government in a request for funding.   […]

 

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Toronto’s Newest Skyscraper Covered in Trees

Posted: 03.13.2019 no comments

 

Toronto’s urban canopy is already home to over 10 million trees, which currently envelops 26% of the city’s surface area. Mayor John Tory, however, has bigger plans for Ontario’s capital; he wants to transform Toronto into a waking ecological metropolis. A local architecture firm, Brisbin Brook Beynon, is helping Tory achieve his goal, in a […]

 

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Miami Taxpayers Vote to Fund Climate Adaptation

Posted: 02.26.2019 no comments

 

Climate change is not a distant threat for Miami; it’s a daily presence in people’s lives. The city has been fighting to stay above water for decades. It knows that its future as a vibrant international hub for business, tourism, arts and culture depends on making the city more resilient to the impact of global […]

 

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Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change

Posted: 02.07.2019 no comments

 

In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere and cause climate change.    Read the entire article at The Atlantic.    So where will they start? […]

 

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The City Within a Garden

Posted: 01.16.2019 no comments

 

Some cities are restoring nature and tapping the power of ecosystems to enhance and protect urban life. Cities such as Melbourne, Portland, Oslo, San Francisco and Singapore are embracing a far-reaching shift in their mental models about the city’s relationship to nature.   Read the entire article at NextCity.   In modern times, the city has […]

 

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Sustainable Development Has Taken Root Nationwide

Posted: 01.09.2019 no comments

 

From New York City to San Francisco, architects and city planners are going green to address the housing crisis.    Read the entire article at The Atlantic.    Nearly a decade ago, New York’s city and state agencies held an architectural competition to transform a former South Bronx freight yard. Architects were challenged to team up […]

 

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Spending $Billions Now Will Save $Trillions Later

Posted: 01.03.2019 no comments

 

Is your city prepared for climate change?   The latest National Climate Assessment paints a grim future if U.S. cities and states don’t take serious action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, the report notes that coastal zone counties account for nearly half of the nation’s population and economic activity, and that cumulative damage to […]

 

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Cities Experiment with “Climate Positive” Design

Posted: 12.13.2018 no comments

 

Advocates say we could design city buildings and neighborhoods that cancel out more carbon than they emit, with the right policies and mindset. Cities are crucial to fighting climate change. They occupy only two percent of global land area but have an enormous climate impact, consuming more than two-thirds of global energy and accounting for 70 […]

 

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Cities Leading the Transition to Renewables

Posted: 12.03.2018 no comments

 

More than 100 cities worldwide get at least 70 percent of their electricity from renewable sources. What can we learn from them?   Read the entire article at DW.   Cities are responsible for 70 percent of man made CO2 emissions, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Cars, heating, cooling and lighting systems work round […]

 

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