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Investment Funds Urge Action on Climate Change

Posted: 01.22.2019 no comments

 

A global group of 415 investors managing $32 trillion in assets just released a combined statement urging governments to accelerate their actions to mitigate climate change.   Read the entire article at Forbes.   The group warns that ignoring action against climate change could cause permanent economic damage up to four times the size of the […]

 

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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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Effects of Climate Change on Wine Production

Posted: 01.13.2019 no comments

 

At the day-long conference, Bordeaux in America: The Climate Disruption, four academics detailed the ways in which the climate has changed and will continue to change, as well as the implications for the North American wine industry. They claimed that within 30 years, many vineyard locations within Napa Valley will simply be too warm for […]

 

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A Growing List of Climate Lawsuits Around the World

Posted: 01.11.2019 no comments

 

A climate denier is in the White House, pushing policies that will boost emissions. Congress is doing nothing to stop him. So citizens and local governments who are facing the impacts of rising seas, worsening heat waves and extreme weather are increasingly looking to the courts for help.   Read the entire article at Climate News.  […]

 

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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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Buried, Altered, Silenced: How Government Climate Information Has Changed Under Trump

Posted: 01.07.2019 no comments

 

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists,” including ourselves, gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data.   But what has happened since? Did the data vanish?   […]

 

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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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Up to 30% of Manageable Assets Globally at Risk to Climate Change

Posted: 12.19.2018 no comments

 

Climate change could soon be “the defining issue for financial stability” according to Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and former head of the Financial Stability Board, the international body established to make recommendations to prevent financial collapse. To take that out of econo-speak: Failure to fully comprehend climate risks — droughts, floods, […]

 

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Humans are Reversing the Climate Clock – by 50 Million Years

Posted: 12.17.2018 no comments

 

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published on Dec. 10, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.   Read the entire article at […]

 

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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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