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Coalition for Urban Transitions Launched to Make the Economic Case for Better Urban Development

May 5, 2016 - in Planning

Washington, DC -  On Thursday, the New Climate Economy, along with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities,launched the Coalition for Urban Transitions, the first major international initiative to make…

Volvo’s Construction Climate Talks Address Common Sense of Sustainable Building

April 7, 2016 - in Buildings, Construction, Corporate

Since November, the web TV series Construction Climate Talks has focused on sustainable development and the concept of green buildings. In the third episode,…

Climate the Main Cause of Increasing Streamflow in Eastern South Dakota

December 18, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

Increased precipitation is the primary cause of rising streamflow in many eastern South Dakota streams, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report.…

U.S. Mayors To Report On A Decade Of Global Climate Leadership

December 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Environment, Maintenance

PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015—As part of the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference, COP 21, in Paris, leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors will release a special report from the organization's Mayors Climate Protection Center calling attention to how U.S. mayors…

Steam Heat Fixes to NYC Apartments Could Save Owners Nearly $150 Million Annually

November 20, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2015—Energy efficiency upgrades to the steam heating systems found in the vast majority of New York City apartments could save building owners $147 million in annual energy costs and maintenance savings, help the city meet its goals for…

The U.S. Geological Survey Partners to Tackle Earth and Atmosphere Challenges to Silicon Valley

October 23, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the U.S. Geological Survey today jointly announced a partnership to address regional challenges from natural hazards, climate and land use change, and continued availability of clean air and water resources.…

Building Better Dams Starts with Ecological Insights, Says Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers

September 15, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

Annapolis, Md — Against the backdrop of California’s crippling four-year drought, the state is now soliciting public comments on a controversial proposed plan to build two tunnels that would divert water around the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta to the…

HR Wallingford Appointed to Support Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

June 11, 2015—The UK government has given the go-ahead to a £1 billion project to build the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has given planning consent to Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) to build the…

Flooding in Central, South Texas Put Layers of Climate and Economy on Display

June 10, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Stormwater

June 10, 2015—From infrastructure to climate change, the disaster impacts areas of daily life. The month of May saw heavy, concentrated thunderstorms dump immense amounts of rain onto the Texas Hill Country and southeast Texas, causing historic flooding…

NYIT Energy Conference Focuses on Climate Change, Energy, and Water

June 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy

New York Institute of Technology’s annual energy conference will feature noted climate science expert Dr. James E. Hansen and numerous public and private specialists on panels that explore key energy issues. “Tipping Points: Energy, Water, Climate” will…