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COAST v1.0 Software Released for Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise Cost-Benefit Analysis

May 3, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Water

Blue Marble Geographics, in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, is pleased to announce the release of COAST v1.0. COAST is a free software tool built on the Global Mapper SDK for use in modeling storm surge and sea level rise in relation to…

Reinvent Adaptive Cities

May 2, 2013 - in Announcement, Corporate

You think Hurricane Sandy was a disaster? Just wait. The worst of that storm missed New York City, and with a bit worse luck the sea would have been higher…

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plays Out in Urban Environments

March 3, 2013 - in Environment

The question of whether accepting and acting on climate change adaptation amounts to an admission of defeat for climate change mitigation was the most…

Building for Climate Change

December 18, 2012 - in Uncategorized

How can our buildings sit lightly on the earth as well as withstand the vagaries of a changing climate? We know it won’t be the climate itself that causes the concerns.  After all, what’s a marginal increase in temperature? But changing temperature will…

Four Cities Added to C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

December 4, 2012 - in Projects

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced the expansion of membership to include four additional cities from around the world – Oslo, Vancouver, Venice, and Washington, DC – bringing the total number of current C40 members to 63. "Cities…

Grand Rapids (MI) and Beaverton (OR) Win First Place Honors For Local Climate Protection Efforts

June 15, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Grand Rapids, MI Mayor George K. Heartwell and Beaverton, OR Mayor Denny Doyle have been selected as the nation's top winners in the 2012 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The annual…

Europe’s Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

May 14, 2012 - in Environment, Projects

Around three quarters of Europeans live in cities. Most of Europe's wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change…

Europe's Future Depends on Cities Resilient to Climate Change

May 14, 2012 - in Environment, Projects

Around three quarters of Europeans live in cities. Most of Europe's wealth is generated in cities, and urban areas are particularly at risk due to climate change. Europe should seize the opportunity of improving quality of life while adapting to climate change…