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Driving Through the Pouring Rain: How to Plan, Prepare and Adapt America’s Transportation Networks for Climate Change

February 21, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

By Lisa Dickson, PG, and Indrani Ghosh, PhD On Sept. 24, 2014, President Obama told a landmark global-warming summit that the United States stands ready to make serious commitments to tackle climate change. Earlier in the week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob…

Climate Change Could Leave Cities More in the Dark

December 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 17, 2014—Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds…

Europe’s Transport Network Proves Vulnerable to Climate Change

December 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Transit, Transportation

Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can…

EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Bolstering Climate Resilience and Readiness

November 19, 2014 - in Financial, Maintenance, Water

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness. “Climate change…

Dr. Indrani Ghosh, Climate Change Expert, Awarded Clemens Herschel Award

November 10, 2014 - in Analysis, People, Planning

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2014—Indrani Ghosh, Ph.D., has received the Clemens Herschel Award from The Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the engineering…

NOAA’s New Lake Level Viewer Aids Great Lakes Community Planning

October 24, 2014 - in Modeling, Planning, Products, Water

A new NOAA online visualization and mapping tool, the Lake Level Viewer, will help communities along the U.S. Great Lakes plan for, and adapt to, climate change and changes in lake water levels. The easy-to-use, interactive tool was developed by the National…

New Report: Action Needed Now to Fix Climate Change Preparedness Deficit

October 21, 2014 - in Environment, Financial, Maintenance

MERRIFIELD, Va., Oct. 21, 2014—Climate impacts are hitting home faster than governments are adapting, but it’s not too late to protect our communities with cost-effective, nature-based approaches for risk reduction, according to a new report from the National…

National Environmental Leaders Address Lessons Learned from Sandy and the Impact of Climate Change on the Northeast

October 14, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency, Maintenance

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 13, 2014—With the two year anniversary of Sandy just weeks away, National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Collin O'Mara addressed over 350 environmentalists, policy makers, scientists and business leaders at the Northeast Risk…

Carbonn Reporting Platform Adopted for Local Climate Action and Resilience

September 10, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

The Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) Campaign today announced the Carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCCR) as the Campaign’s official reporting platform.  The Carbonn platform will enable participating RC4A communities to share information about their…

Governor Cuomo Announces $47.8 Million in FEMA Funding for Hardening Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $47.8 million in funding to strengthen 20 bridges that cross water and are vulnerable to foundation erosion in New York State. The funding is available through…