Signs Of The Times
Look around town for the Climate Museum 10 distress sign installations
Look around town for the Climate Museum 10 distress sign installations
Cheap + easy to make, printable solar panels get a pilot installation in Australia
The Municipal Art Society is hiring a Senior Project Manger for Planning + a Communications Manager for Social Media/Publications
Poised for a 100% zero-carbon electric power law, how might California get it done by 2045?
Oregon solar projects buy insurance to guarantee against failures to generate contracted-for power
The Municipal Art Society is moved by the newly renovated N train stations in Astoria
Cumulative passenger EV sales are set to hit 4 million this week and the next million EV sales will take just over 6 months. We expect the five-millionth EV to be sold in March 2019.— BloombergNEF (@BloombergNEF) August 31, 2018
Learn more in this report excerpt: https://t.co/Ev7T0mfSly #EVrevolution pic.twitter.com/hHkLnqBfyy
Canada's climate action plan loses Alberta in fight over oil pipeline
Bordeaux wine makers, facing hotter weather, must change their venerable ways or become climate losers
...Without US commitment it's not enough to prevent giant climate disruptions
Unhappy rooftop PV leasers linked to slumping installations on Long Island
"...a reminder of one of the great truths about climate change, and one that is hardest to grasp: In our rapidly changing world, no place is too distant or too far away to matter. Like it or not, we are all in this together. When ice melts in the Arctic, the west burns." Jeff Goodell
If you think the massive Arctic meltdown won't change your life, think again
The pro-climate position staked out by PM Trudeau, could be put to the test in the Canada/US NAFTA negotiations
The number of US heat-related deaths dropped from 1987-2005, but not because the temperature's gone down
Facebook to cut its GHG emissions 75% by 2020, adding to corporate climate commitments in an era of the opposite in Washington
As most Americans live in metro areas, their views on climate change + action ought to carry some political weight
Rhode Island education, business + government planning youth job-training for employment in the wind power industry
German Prime Minister Merkel is cool to proposals for raising EU climate action targets
Here's a sales trend that's a climate friend
Want to Talk to YOUR Kids About #ClimateChange? Here's 12 books that’ll help https://t.co/JPh8r6kDYP via @SierraClub @takvera @remain_Hopeful @jakki2004 @AUdebm @HelpsCharlie @mikecoulson48 @applemacbookpro @apothecary21c @AnalizeThis @littleredblog @nickiknowsnada @washumom pic.twitter.com/ub3LjVnGWJ— Allan Margolin (@AllanMargolin) August 27, 2018
"Climate change is sickening" is the scientific truth
Does the McCain climate legacy signal the past or the future for his party?
Amazing that fine journo's like NYT's @bradplumer don't even mention secret sauce in shrinkage of US coal mining/burning in past dozen yrs: the flat-lining of electricity use. Big green slice in our 2017 pie chart hints at what their readers are missing: https://t.co/r0vbjEc35U pic.twitter.com/056dlqZlJn— Carbon Tax Center (@carbontaxcenter) August 24, 2018
"If the money doesn’t feel safe—if it isn’t going to be protected from flood risk, along with the workers who work there—it’s going to go elsewhere.”
Decision making in multi-family has a dynamic that makes decisions to improve building energy performance a challenge, according to new research
Paul Krugman speaks truth to power, but is the GOP listening?
Coastal state home owners are already starting to pay for flooding linked to sea level rise
Renewable energy is growing, so why would the state miss its goal of getting 50% of its energy for renewable sources by 2030
Think rainwater catchment desalinization + toilet-to-tap replacing dams + reservoirs in Texan cities
Weird weather, tariffs + immigration add up to worries + woes for NY farmers
Capital Dynamics, operator of industrial scale solar power projects, assembles $1.2 billion to go on a renewable energy buying spree
Name a country with retrograde climate policies, where coal still calls the shots
"The announcement of a replacement rule (for the Obama era Clean Power Plan) may largely represent a political milestone for a President who promised to end his predecessor’s 'war on coal,' but we also view it as a significant policy action that could to make it difficult for a differently oriented successor to establish greenhouse gas (GHG) limits on any stationary sector via executive discretion." Clearview Energy Partners
The City Council of Spokane, WA votes 6-1 in favor of a bill that requires 100% of the City's electric power to come from renewable energy by 2030
"Building a more compassionate society means reminding ourselves of luck, + of the gratitude + obligations it entails, against inevitable resistance." Dave Roberts, journalist
Will one of Germany's most powerful agency ministers, succeed at expanding the nation's power grid?
Despite the clear + present climate change dangers facing Australia, it's government refuses to act, why?
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater sues NY for what it deems illegal subsidies given to nuclear power plant owners
Concrete blocks are a new contender in the race to develop energy storage systems
The Sierra Club seeks an Equity Department Deputy Director to engage in transforming the organization to become more equitable, just + inclusive. Location: Denver (preferred) Oakland, Denver, or Washington DC
Analyzing 26 years of climate litigation reveals what wins in court + what loses
Calling for 20% cuts in building energy use by 2030 + bigger cuts by 2050, this now-being-drafted NYC Council bill could be the start of something big
I have a suggestion. How about reporters stop asking whether or not political leaders “believe” in climate change and start asking if they understand it instead.— Turnip (@Turnip2020) August 20, 2018
With ambitions offshore wind power goals, New York looks for lessons from European industry leaders
The urban cooling impact of planting 1,000 trees in Dallas gets a boost with GIS mapping
Scientists discover Arctic sites that don't freeze, even in winter, a worry for accelerating climate change
A subsidy to advance offshore wind projects in NJ, will come from surcharge on utility bills
Early in the 20th Century, NYC architects found inspiration in designing ways for citizens to interact with nature, some projects are being rediscovered now
The world's biggest 'big timber' building project, sponsored by Alphabet, Inc.,could rise on Toronto's waterfront
Which will be the cities of 1 million or more people in 2035?
Hotter, drier summers plus urban sprawl add up to Sydney a bush fire season that both longer + riskier
Bill McKibben writes that climate activists must not abandon progressive Democratic candidates because of the DNC decision to take fossil fuel money -- they're different
Collaboration is key for a can-do energy performance policy to drive efficiency in NYC's large buildings + to cut its carbon footprint 80% by 2050. Here's the Urban Green Council how-to report
If organized labor interests are the rationale for the Democratic National Committee reversing its ban on accepting fossil fuel industry money, is this a return to BAU or are other forces in play now?
Extreme drought + heat expose traces of pre-history + medieval times in the UK landscape
Listen to Nate Dimeo's Memory Palace podcast "White Heat White Light", NYC, Summer, 1892
Why are scientists predicting five years of 'anomalous' heat + do other scientists think it's significant?
For all the benefits of a switch to electric vehicles, there is also a job cost in the ICE industry
Want to sweat more? Try these 10 NYC subway stations
If only temperatures of 50 degrees C were just dystopian fantasies
The NYC Mayor's Office seeks candidate for a new Land Use + Buildings team that will analyze climate-related threats to NYC neighborhoods, buildings + residents, as well as define + implement cohesive program initiatives
China's sharp cutbacks on imports of recyclable materials drive up costs to NY programs
Mercury, a known neurotoxin, now has mapped sources in Toronto's environment
John Flanagan , the NY Senate Majority Leader, is voted the environmentally worst elected official in the state
Called Belgium's San Tropez, can this shoreline resort save itself from rising seas?
Encouraging local, sustainable business + job growth, the BronxXChange is a project of the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative
Reviving NYC's polluted waterfronts won't mean turning back the clock, what does the Hudson Riverkeeper envision instead?
Domestic political promises fuel pipelines + international politics collide in Italy
Two folks take a road trip across the country to talk with people, not at people, about climate change
Florida's US Senate race could pivot on an infestation of toxic blue-green algae, as candidates accuse each other of inaction
What happens to Antarctic ice will impact you, here's how
A long time in coming, but now new East River-edge parks in Brooklyn, Queens + the Bronx are open to all
The battery pioneer John Goodenough, at age 96, reinvents this essential gear for EV's
Bill McKibben's take on California legislation to end fossil fuel use to create electricity by 2045
The human toll of the Uber/Lyft gig economy is also part of this supposedly liberating urban 'disruption'
Advice for keeping your electronic devices cool + operational in the summer heat
BREAKING: Dozens of New Yorkers occupy @NYGovCuomo's office to demand he stand with youth on climate justice by signing the #NoFossilFuelMoney Pledge.— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) August 8, 2018
This is his last chance to stand with us or we will replace him with someone who will. #HeatWeek pic.twitter.com/gM6RmxMvOt
With the coming phase-out of the production tax credit for wind power projects, what to expect for the industry?
Words matter - so what's the debate about calling our climate changed circumstances the 'new normal'?
Is there a cure for what's ails the Tesla solar roof factory in Buffalo?
California is up in arms over Trump's threatened roll back of the state's power to regulate auto emissions, calls it "contrary to the facts + the law" + pledges action
Here's a website loaded with practical ideas for becoming a better climate communicator to foster civic + political action
Award-winning novelist William T. Vollman writes a 2 volume non-fiction work, which views climate as an unavoidable calamity
What would electrification of buildings' heat + hot water gear mean for consumers + the climate?
How does your state legislator score in the New York League of Conservation Voter ratings?
Coney Island lit by moonbeams + electric lights in 1927
There are so many things wrong with Trump's effort to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, here are just some
Should the US expect Russian cyber attacks on the power grid?
A bold but underutilized high-performance building model is tweaked with zoning bonuses in a new Seattle energy retrofit initiative
Not a novel, not in Brooklyn, but an idea for places to swim of the island of Manhattan
World wheat prices up 20% as Europe's heat wave devastates crops
Key findings of a Rand Corporation study with a framework for analyzing resilience proposals for protecting Jamaica Bay communities from superstorms + sea level rise
NYC's Brownfields program for cleaning up polluted industrial sites is 9 years old, how's it doing?
Manhattan + the Bronx will get expanded ferry services starting this month
The oil industry is the biggest booster + beneficiary of Trump's move to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards
Renewable energy + energy efficiency upgrades are on the environmental justice frontier in California thanks to carbon cap + trade revenue
Freezing fuel economy standards is touted by the EPA as as way to cut costs + road deaths, many not convinced
Which states lead + which lag on PACE, innovative financing paths for energy smart commercial + residential buildings?
Governor Cuomo urges the US Interior Department to support New York's 2.4 gigawatt offshore wind power goal
Trump to nominate Kelvin Droegmeier, an extreme weather expert, as his science + technology advisor
The beginning of the end for the Age of Plastics?