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White House to Host Event Highlighting Efforts to Boost Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience

March 18, 2014 - in Announcement, Emergency, Projects

On Wednesday, March 19, the White House, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will host an event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to empower America’s communities…

Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks and Adaptation Efforts

March 7, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

According to assessments by the National Research Council (NRC) and the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), U.S. energy infrastructure is increasingly…

You Can’t Stop Urban Flooding

February 4, 2014 - in Emergency, Projects, Water

When you live in Lyons, Colo., you know where your flood plains are, because a creek flows right through town and it has a habit of getting unruly. But…

Know Your Flood Risk Launches New Flood Recovery Guide to Support UK Victims through the Clean-up

December 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Modeling, Projects

Last week saw the largest tidal surge in 60 years, resulting in devastating floods across much of South East England. With further flood warnings being issued across the UK, data from the Met Office suggests that flooding could threaten to become an even more…

Webinar for Climate Ready Water Utilities

November 29, 2013 - in Projects, Water

EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative assists the water sector, which includes drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in addressing climate change impacts. Through the development of practical and easy-to-use tools, EPA promotes…

ULI Statement on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

June 27, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

Below is a statement from Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips regarding President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which the president outlined during a June 25 speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. ULI (www.uli.org)…

City and County Leaders React to Obama Climate Announcement

June 25, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

In advance of President Obama’s historic speech and after reviewing the President's embargoed Climate Action Plan, leading local elected officials are weighing in from the local government perspective: Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento CA First Vice President,…

New York City Releases Climate Assessment and Adaptation Plan

June 12, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shared the city’s plan for adapting to climate change. The Earth is warming. Atmospheric and oceanic temperatures are rising, and extensive scientific modeling predicts more dramatic increases into the future. As these…

FEMA Helps Integrate Hazard Mitigation in Local Planning

May 20, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

One of the main objectives of the guide is to help community planners make the business case for mitigation. Whether part of the comprehensive plan, capital improvement plan, or any other authoritative tool in a planner’s arsenal, integrating hazards into…

Seattle Adopts Climate Action Plan

May 7, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

The City of Seattle has recently updated their Climate Action Plan, with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. With the ambitious goal of carbon neutrality as its guide, the 2013 CAP takes a broad and long term view. Climate change is not a stand- alone…