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Infrastructure Planning Today Determines the Carbon Taxes of Tomorrow

Traffic congestion, air pollution, accidents – the negative externalities from car transport are not just a popular field of economic research, but also a daily arduous reality for millions of commuters around the world. However, there is more: carbon emissions…

Predicting Climate Impacts on Infrastructure Aims at Preparedness

July 6, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Much attention has been paid to the likelihood of more drought, fires and floods as the planet warms, but the most significant impact on public infrastructure…

Nation’s Mayors Expand Their Commitment To Attack Local Climate Challenges

At its 82nd Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting yesterday, the nation's mayors renewed their longstanding commitment to fight climate change by reducing…

Industry to Unite in Construction Climate Challenge

June 9, 2014 - in Construction, Environment, Modeling

Launched on the eve of UN World Environment Day, Volvo Construction Equipment is hosting a new initiative working with partners to drive sustainability across the construction industry. This is not restricted to the manufacture and operation of construction…

Climate Change Now a Mainstream Part of City Planning, Global Survey Finds

May 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

An increasing number of cities around the world now include preparations for climate change in their basic urban planning — but only a small portion of them have been able to make such plans part of their economic development priorities, according to a unique…

“National Climate Change Viewer” Enables Focus on Future Climate-Driven Changes for U.S. Watersheds at Local Levels

May 9, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Water

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today unveiled the National Climate Change Viewer, a climate-visualization website tool from the Interior Department’s U.S. Geological Survey. The new tool gives citizens and resource managers the opportunity to look…

EPA Awards $860,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

May 1, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding supports President Obama’s…

U.S. Mayors Curbing Greenhouse Gases and Adapting Cities to Climatic Events, According to 282-city Survey to be Released Earth Day

April 22, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a mayoral survey of actions taken by cities throughout the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt city infrastructure and systems to climatic events.  The report findings, based on information provided…

Climate Action Needs to Be Part of City Planning

April 6, 2014 - in Environment

From Durban, South Africa, to West Chester, Pennsylvania, local and municipal governments are trying to do their part to slow the advance of global climate change and adapt their communities to new climate realities, as laid out in the latest IPCC report by…

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…