Author Archives: Gary Chandler

About Gary Chandler

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

Sustainable City Strategists To Meet In Detroit

Meeting Of The Minds Tackles Sustainability Issues, Opportunities Meeting Of The Minds has become a premier global leadership summit focused on creating smarter and more sustainable cities. They will gather again next fall. From September 30-October 2, it will convene a … Continue reading

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UN Climate Report Charts Ways To Fight Global Warming

Cities Must Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Become more Resilient To Weather Global Warming The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mitigation report, released Sunday in Berlin, explores some 1,200 scenarios to avert the worsening effects of global warming by 2100. The proposals … Continue reading

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Urban Forestry Makes Cities More Resilient, Efficient

Urban Canopy Can Help Fight Climate Change Urban forests will play an even more important role as we seek solutions to maximize the quality of life in our cities, while reducing energy consumption and maximizing the uptake of carbon dioxide … Continue reading

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Water Shortages Prompt Cities To Consider Wastewater Reuse

Recycling Disease A Deadly Liability The urge to recycle more wastewater in the face of climate change and rising human populations is tempting. Places such as Singapore have been doing it for years. Unfortunately, recycling wastewater and spreading biosolids (sewage … Continue reading

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Climate Change Impacting Every Continent Now

Greatest Impact From Global Warming Awaits  Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are … Continue reading

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Most Chinese Cities Choking On Air Pollution

Cities In Northern China Have Poorest Air Quality Only three of the 74 Chinese cities monitored by the central government managed to meet official minimum standards for air quality last year, the Ministry of Environmental Protection announced this week, underscoring … Continue reading

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Climate Change Talks Convene In Yokohama

IPCC Preparing Report On Climate Change Impacts Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, … Continue reading

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South Florida Considers Greater Investment Against Rising Seas

Climate Change Casting New Clouds Over South Florida Editor’s Note; The following is a transcript that PBS posted recently about flood preparations in South Florida. A link to the video follows at the end of the transcript. JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s … Continue reading

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British Floods Just A Warning Shot

Extreme Weather Testing Urban Resiliency Around Globe Just outside this pretty village in southwest England is a steep, grassy mound called Burrow Mump. From the ruined church on the top, you can see miles of what look like shallow lakes … Continue reading

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San Francisco Bans Sale Of Plastic Bottles

Bottle Ban Applies To Sales On Public Property San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major city in the U.S. to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on public property, building on a nationwide effort to curb waste from … Continue reading

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