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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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Insurer Liquidated by CA Wildfires – Unable to Pay Claims

Posted: 12.11.2018 no comments

 

California’s Camp Fire didn’t just kill dozens of people and destroy thousands of homes. It also left an insurance company in financial ruins, unable to pay millions of dollars to policyholders. A state judge ruled that Merced Property & Casualty Co. can’t meet its obligations after last month’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. […]

 

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is Poised to Transform the Clean Energy Industry

Posted: 12.09.2018 no comments

 

Even as the Trump administration has introduced policies to undermine U.S. renewables, China is making a long term pivot that will transform its expansive energy infrastructure. The largest infrastructure project in history, BRI includes a vast economic “belt” made up of six overland corridors and a new “Maritime Silk Road” linking a chain of seaports […]

 

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