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Building Resilient Cities Key to Tackling Effects of Climate Change

July 5, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

The EEA report ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 – transforming cities in a changing climate’ provides an in-depth overview of actions that urban planners and policymakers can take to help lessen the impact of climate change. The report…

Change Leader Interview: City Plans Undergo Stress-Testing for Sustainability

May 31, 2016 - in Interview

Donna Huey is a senior vice president and client technology and innovation director for Atkins. With extensive experience in consulting related to technology…

Climate Change Adaptation Costs Set to Soar on the Railway

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive…

The Climate Response—Government Leaders Take Action, Evaluate Vulnerabilities Due to Climate Change

May 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

By Nathalie Beauvais, Robert Brandon and Indrani Ghosh   Across the country, government and industry leaders are taking a close look at the potential effects of climate change. What happens to people, buildings and infrastructure when extreme heat extends…

Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Increase Community Resilience through Building Codes and Standards

Building codes set the baseline for the safe design and construction of our homes, schools, and workplaces, providing the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.  The impacts of climate change –…

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 10, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. This has major implications for existing stormwater infrastructure, particularly…

Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources

March 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

WASHINGTON—Putting the national spotlight on the importance of water sustainability, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation released a basin-by-basin report that characterizes the impacts of climate change and details adaptation strategies…

Study Says Leaking Natural Gas Can Impact Climate

December 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

DENVER, Dec. 2, 2015—As natural gas production increases around the nation, new research from the University of Colorado Denver shows that it can have a similar impact on climate change as coal if it’s allowed to leak while producing electricity. “Reducing…

VIA Rail Pledges to Take Action on Climate Change

November 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Rail

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 30, 2015—VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) joined 65 members of the International Union of Railways (UIC), in Paris (France), in committing to take strong action to support international goals (COP 21) to limit climate change by reducing its carbon…

ITIF Welcomes ‘Mission Innovation’ Initiative as Important Step Forward, but Urges Further Clean Energy Investment Worldwide

November 30, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Energy

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today welcomed a joint initiative by 20 of the world’s largest economies to scale up investments in clean energy research and development in an effort to curb global climate change.…