California Isn’t Expecting Policy Changes Under the New EPA Head

The court battle over the state’s strong fuel economy standards is still on.

An Uncomfortable Reminder of Why You Shouldn’t Take Air Conditioning for Granted

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ind. AG defiant as pressure to resign mounts … Maine gov.’s Medicaid expansion veto survives … and the high costs of homelessness services.

Thousands of Coastal Properties at Risk for Chronic Flooding

By the end of the century, the number increases to 2.5 million at-risk properties.

Coastal Flooding Likely to Continue Breaking Records

High-tide flooding happens twice as often in coastal areas as it did 30 years ago due to rising sea levels, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In Taking Up Climate Battle, Cities and States Shift the Debate

Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.

Hawaii to Become Carbon Neutral by 2045

The goal is the most ambitious of any U.S. state.

'Precipitation Whiplash' in California

Climate change will put the Golden State in a destructive cycle of floods and droughts.

Colorado Localities Challenge Energy Giants With New Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”

233 Mayors Object to EPA's Proposal to Scrap Clean Power Plan

The local government leaders say they'd benefit from the "support and certainty that a federal framework for reducing the power sector’s greenhouse gas emissions could provide."

This City Is Making Climate Action Affordable for Low-Income Residents

“You don’t need to drive a Tesla to benefit from the green dividend,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo.

Coalitions in U.S. Cities Are Vital in Meeting Key Paris Agreement Goals

Collaboration between mayors and organizations will make or break emissions targets.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Hawaii Wants All Ground Transportation on 100% Renewable Fuel Sources by 2045

The Aloha State continues to push back against President Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement with aggressive climate benchmarks.

Houston's Former Mayor Still Waiting for an 'Adequate' Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

Plus her thoughts on how the city balances industry with environmental sustainability.

Mayors Gather in Chicago to Sign New International Municipal Climate Charter

"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.

Climate Change Will Bring Major Flooding to New York Every 5 Years

And that’s only counting the floods caused by hurricanes and tropical storms.