Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is a health, environment and sustainability author and strategist.

Sao Paulo Water Crisis A Symptom Of Deforestation In Amazon

Another Symptom Of Amazon Destruction, Privatization In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and rising demand for water has led to a punishing drought. It has actually been raining quite heavily over the last few days around Sao Paulo … Continue reading

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New Resources Help Leaders Plan Sustainable Cities

Resources Help Urban Planners, Policy Makers Coordinate Visions  The World Resources Institute and Johnson Controls have launched an initiative that brings together their policy and technical expertise to help rapidly growing cities in developing countries plan a low-carbon infrastructure to … Continue reading

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Glasgow Becomes First University In Europe To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Smart Money Says Fossil Fuels For Dinosaurs Glasgow University has become the first academic institution in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry, in a turning point for the British arm of the student-led global divestment movement. After 12 … Continue reading

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts Climate Catastrophe Within 20 Years

Failure To Act Compounding Global Warming With every year that passes, we’re getting further away from averting a human-caused climate disaster. That’s the key message in this year’s “Low Carbon Economy Index,” a report released by the accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The … Continue reading

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Rockefeller Foundation Seeks Resilient Cities

Is Your City Resilient The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. We can’t predict the next … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea Village Relocates To Avoid Rising Sea

Islands Sinking As Planet Warms Ursula Rakova was born in a tropical paradise. The tiny, low-lying islet of Han is part of the Carteret Atoll in the southwest Pacific, with clear blue waters lapping at its palm-fringed shores. Fish was plentiful and … Continue reading

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Rising Temperatures Ahead In Cities Around The Globe

Thermal Momentum Will Change Life In Many Cities If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles. Thanks to climate change, … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry An Emerging Priority For Universities, Cities

Need Policies To Stop Urban Deforestation, Promote Reforestation A multi-state team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry. The team led by researchers at Virginia Tech has launched Urban Forestry … Continue reading

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Cities Tackling Heat Island Effect

Strategies Can Improve Air Quality, Resiliency A survey of North American cities by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Global Cool Cities Alliance found that confronting the challenges of extreme weather, adapting to a changing climate, and improving the health and … Continue reading

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U.S. Mayors Pass Climate Change Resolution

Political Momentum For Change If Nothing Else A bipartisan group of mayors from across the U.S. passed a resolution Monday that green lights projects to tackle climate change. The group approved a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors event … Continue reading

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