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By Amy Turner Photo: Michael Walter on Unsplash
Some policies can simultaneously address public health threats, reduce emissions and provide for a city’s recovery. …
Currently, more than half of Michigan’s 1,800-plus municipalities have considered renewable energy in their zoning ordinances. As utility-scale renewable energy expands, remaining communities will have a rich resource to help guide their new ordinances.
Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Amendment to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects and Drive Economic Growth as Part of Nation-Leading Climate Agenda
Legislation to Speed Up Progress Towards the State Mandate to Obtain 70 Percent of Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2030 and Other Nation-leading Goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
By Alex Wise
This past September in San Francisco, scientists, thought leaders, politicians and celebrities all gathered for the Global Climate Action Summit. Mark Hertsgaard covered the summit for The Nation magazine and is here on Sea Change…
By Michiel de Gooijer Photo: Brightvibes
In the Dutch city Utrecht 316 bus stops now have a green roof. They do not only look great, they also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling in the summertime.
By Christopher Flavelle Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
As disaster costs keep rising nationwide, a troubling new debate has become urgent: If there’s not enough money to protect every coastal community from the effects of human-caused global warming, how should we decide which…
By Ammar Kalia Photo: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian
The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it – make it the greenest place on Earth
Three years after the historic anti-pipeline protests in North Dakota, activists are bringing renewable energy to the oil-rich land.
By Avery Phillips
Alternative transportation is becoming a topic of huge importance as climate scientists tell us the Earth will not be able to withstand current levels of emissions and human impact.
By Jeremy Hodges
Cities, which are home to more than half the world’s population, are stepping up efforts to slash pollution, often wresting the fight against climate change away from national governments. That’s the conclusion of CDP, a…
By Adam Rogers Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
On Thursday, the New York City Council voted into law a sweeping set of rules to fight climate change, a metropolis-scaled version of a Green New Deal. And if the lawmakers and policy wonks who…
By Jason Plautz courtesy Pixabay
Oslo, Norway is poised to become the first city in the world to use wireless fast-charging infrastructure for its taxi fleet, in part of an effort to deploy only electric taxis by the year 2023.
by Bruce Sullivan
New technologies are making zero energy homes and buildings more affordable, healthier, and more comfortable than ever. The Zero Energy Project now helps you keep up with advanced building equipment and materials through our new…
By Rachel O’Brien Photo: Newsday/Rachel O'Brien
The four-month switch-over to LED cost $3.2 million and is projected to save the town $1 million annually, officials said.
By Mark Harrington Photo: Chris Ware
Energy-saving LED lights and green-energy alternatives, along with slower-than-expected economic growth, are leading the home-use declines, utility official says.
By Sandra Wood
Throughout the US, homeowners are taking proactive, meaningful steps to moderate their home’s energy use and lower their carbon footprint. Since buildings alone are responsible for 40% of the energy used in the US, reducing…
By Joan Michelson
A community in Pittsburgh was alarmed by the high rate of asthma and related illnesses in their children and cardiovascular diseases in their adults and attributed them to pollutants from the Shenanago Coke Works facility,…
By Brad Plumer Photo: Bryan Tarnowski for The New York Times
The federal government’s sweeping new National Climate Assessment is more than just a dire warning about current and future global warming effects across the United States. It’s also the most detailed guide yet to all the ways…
By Jared Brey Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images
The North American leader of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group outlines what cities are doing well – and can do better – in the wake of the recent U.N. climate report.
By Alana Masciana
What’s the best way for cities to become more sustainable? For Thomas Abdallah of MTA New York City Transit, the answer is mass transit. Citing the finding that the transportation sector accounts for the largest share of U.S. greenhouse…
By Linda Poon Photo: Getty Images
In just eight years, Shenzhen became the first city to electrify 100 percent of its public buses—16,359, to be exact.
By Meet the Press 12/30/18
In an exclusive interview, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) joins Chuck to discuss the aftermath of passing the gas tax in his state and how the wildfires this year have pushed him to “wake up…
By Meet the Press 12/27/18
In an exclusive interview, Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Chuck Todd he does not yet know if he will run for president in 2020, but adds, “I will be out there demanding…
By Mike Bloomberg 9/13/18
Introduced by Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Mike Bloomberg shares the trailer for Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia’s new film, “Paris to Pittsburgh,” and delivers remarks Summit on the U.S. commitment…