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The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.
Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.
"Rather than burying our heads in the sand, Chicago is working with cities across the country and around the world to address the threat of climate change," according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
And it's being held in the center of coal country.
November 28, 2017
And that’s only counting the floods caused by hurricanes and tropical storms.
, The Atlantic
October 24, 2017
But a design challenge focused on resiliency currently underway hopes to change that.
In the age of climate change, the only way to protect the American coastal metropolis is to rethink it entirely.
, The Atlantic
September 12, 2017
Maintaining an open dialogue and considering the impacts new regulations will have on disparate areas have proven critical to the Golden State’s environmental and economic success.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Iowa’s incentives to lure an Apple data center; good news for a Kansas town lacking a hospital; and an Indiana sheriff “couldn't explain away images of his grabbing and pocketing large wads of cash” during his trial.
“It’s deeply fiscally irresponsible to put taxpayer funded facilities at risk like that,” according to Michael Gerrard, director of Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.
August 15, 2017
WATCH: 100 Resilient Cities’ president weighed in on the coming “era of implementation” at the organization’s recent summit in New York City.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | San Francisco’s needed seawall replacement; North Carolina’s dismal health rankings; and Florida’s high-speed rail line opening delayed.
So far this year, fires have burned 5.2 million acres of land. And it’s only going to get worse.
In Maryland’s capital, confronting rising sea levels means considering irreplaceable buildings that are an important part of the city’s heritage and economy.
Whether it’s sea level rise or a flood control project in her hometown, Mayor Coral Evans sees climate resilience and environmental sustainability as linked with social issues.
It involved sea urchins in an unexpected place.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: New York prepares to sue feds over possible health care action; Iowa speed-camera lawsuits; and a Florida community is recovering from sinkhole that swallowed two homes.
Climate change presents complex and interwoven policy challenges for local governments, all of which will be front and center during discussions in Vermont.
The U.S. Climate Alliance has a new website measuring emissions reductions by its state members “as the federal government abdicates its responsibility and ignores basic science.”
Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon.
, The Atlantic
June 29, 2017
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