What Climate Change Hath Wrought
Weird weather in 2017 was made weirder by climate change + how we know that
Weird weather in 2017 was made weirder by climate change + how we know that
4 takeaways from 2017 about how the NYC subway system works (or doesn't) + hopes for a better 2018
Fine particle air pollution poses added mortality risks for the elderly
"Just the other day, I was in my neighborhood Starbucks, waiting for the post office to open. I was enjoying a chocolatey cafe mocha when it occurred to me that to drink a mocha is to gulp down the entire history of the New World. From the Spanish exportation of Aztec cacao, and the Dutch invention of the chemical process for making cocoa, on down to the capitalist empire of Hershey, PA, and the lifestyle marketing of Seattle's Starbucks, the modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top. No wonder it costs so much." Sarah Vowell, author/ journalist
What NYCHA knew, what NYCHA did
5 intriguing ideas from 2017 that hold sustainability promise for the New Year
NY + seven other states sue the EPA over inaction on interstate air pollution
The oceans are buffering climate change on land, but at a price
The city will provide $101 million for developing a greenway in East Harlem
Solar + nuke businesses that died this year
Intergenerational families try to talk about what's bringing changes to the dog racing sport they love
Are episodic negative prices for German renewable energy the best bet?
A new law suit challenges removal of EPA science advisors, calling it illegal because it is arbitrarily biased in favor of polluting industries
Ultra-luxury towers in Miami are being designed with climate resilience in mind
Under the current administration, over 700 EPA officials + experts have called it quits
Is NY making a mistake in relying on market forces rather than policies to advance its energy efficiency goals?
For a city of some 30 million, climate change adds to other perils facing Jakarta
High rise Passive House buildings become more common + NYC works on policies to accelerate this growth
If you ride the NYC subway, you'll experience the consequences of endless maintenance cuts + other decisions that didn't help
Reality demands we distinguish problems in the electric power grid as it faces real world energy changes from the 'crisis' claimed by DOE chief Rick Perry
Audrey Zibelman, former head of NY's Public Service Commissioner and REV champion, now expanding renewable energy in Australia
...or they can be test sites for innovative climate solutions
Refineries, fuel distributors +other major industrial emitters cannot be compelled to cap + cut GHG emissions rules a Washington State court
The Chinese city of Shenzhen commits to a 100% electric-powered bus fleet by 2017
When will electric vehicles overtake the market for fossil-fuel powered ones?
A nationwide carbon emissions trading market will start up in China, details still to come
In today's Congressional climate, a federal carbon tax had no chance, instead, clumsy + costly subsidies ruled
Renewables + distributed energy resources are central to a proposal for rebuilding the Puerto Rican electric power system
In Trump's first US Security Strategy update, any mention of climate change as a threat to the nation is MIA
Friends of Earth is hiring a Climate + Energy Program Director responsible for the overall performance of projects undertaken by your team. You will develop strategy, provide direction + supervision to staff, as well develop funding for program campaigns
Major global financial interests start to disinvest from fossil fuels
As rising sea levels threaten US coastal population centers, where are people going to move?
Lots of moving parts in planning a Hunts Point resilience project, here's an outreach team webinar
Extreme heat in 2016 was powered by human-induced climate change + would not have occurred under 'normal' conditions
Scientists link the torrential rain dumped on Houston by Hurricane Harvey to climate change
British Prime Minister May raises climate action higher on the Tory agenda
Research predicts that a warming Arctic will slow down winds + reduce wind power, but that won't happen in the Souther Hemisphere
What's the solution to California's carbon cap + trade law loophole that sold non-expiring permits to pollute?
Climate disruption isn't in the future for Los Angeles, it's now
Leading edge renewable power tech research coming from politically liberal California + Washington State could help create a resilient electricity supply in Puerto Rico
Will Vermont vote to raise gas + fuel taxes + rebate the proceeds to cut electric utility bills?
Despite wind power gains, overall Australian GHG emissions at new highs
Microsoft will invest $50 million to expand cloud services + other resources for groups working on climate change + enviro tech
Can the lessons NY learned from Superstorm Sandy help Puerto Rico restore + replace its electric power supply downed by Hurricane Maria?
Here's why BECCS, a speculative climate capture + storage technology based on burning crops for energy, isn't likely to save us
Los Angeles, San Francisco + Palo Alto pilot a block by block citizen-engaging climate action project
Design guidelines for inclusive bike mobility plans
BlackRock, world' biggest asset manager, urges 120 corporations to disclose the climate risks built into their business operations
Environmental lawyer at the Justice Department + one of the first basketball players to integrate a southern college team, Perry Wallace dies at 69
While the list of Governor Cuomo's environmental promises is long, has he fulfilled them?
When it come to climate change harms your state or territory could be next
NYC to dump its dirty diesel special events/public safety lighting + replace it with 530 solar-powered towers
The NYC Environmental Justice Alliance seeks a Deputy Director for designing + managing the deployment of NYC-EJA’s advocacy work
Alarmed by the headline? Read the story
Folks in cities with congestion pricing like it, but getting to yes means electeds must take some heat
For older London residents air pollution cancels out the health benefits of exercise
3 big errors made by climate change skeptics
Why has 2017 been such a bad year for California wildfires?
.@MayorofLondon in partnership with #C40 will trial a major new £750,000 cutting-edge street-by-street sensor air quality monitoring system which will be used to analyze harmful pollution in up to 1,000 toxic hot spots across the city. https://t.co/3TsaVz7Ytm #Cities4Air pic.twitter.com/pjnnVgaZQG— C40 Cities (@c40cities) December 5, 2017
Is there evidence for choosing either hope or fear in crafting climate change communications that lead to action?
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a science + technology policy think tank in Washington DC, seeks a clean energy innovation policy analyst. The position is funded for 1 year + may be renewed contingent on future funding.
The role of climate science in Congress has been degraded by fossil fuel industry money in politics
Three federal developments that could spell big trouble for US solar power
The Croton Aqueduct has been reliably bringing drinking water to NYC for 175 years, here's the back story
NY to enhance EV adoption + grid resilience by way of $3.5 million for new policy proposals
Why NYC should disclose its pensions funds’ exposure to oil + gas stocks + develop alternative investment strategies to meet their financial goals
Utility energy efficiency programs are growing + a good thing as they are the lowest cost way to keep the lights on
Imposing tariffs on imported solar panels could be the latest conflict in US/China trade relations
The Regional Plan Association offers concrete ideas for rising to the climate challenge in the NY metro area
Income levels, not good intentions or individual lifestyle choices, determine carbon footprint sizes