Author: Gary Chandler

Gary Chandler is a sustainability strategist, author and advocate. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
cities and global warming and climate change

Wastewater Treatment Plants Dumping Sewage On Farms, Open Space Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for seven counties in Southwest Florida over an unusually severe red tide outbreak. Unfortunately, red tide is now another symptom of sewage mismanagement on land. Florida, like most states, now thinks of sewage (biosolids) as fertilizer. Red tide, which […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Students Produce Films About Global Warming At the end of June, 15 middle and high school students from across southern Colorado and New Mexico journeyed to the University of Colorado Boulder to explore—in film—the effects of environmental change on their lives and in their communities. Through an immersive, CIRES-hosted science-education experience, these Upward Bound Math […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Time For U.S. Government To Back Paris Agreement By Governors Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change was a landmark moment in human history. It crystallized decades of negotiations into a framework embraced by every country in the world to confront the existential threat of climate change and work together to solve the […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change Risks Spark New Types Of Insurance Policies Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change. Warmer sea temperatures have led to more intense storms in the Atlantic […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Transforming Air Transportation The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Airports Going Green Conference to be held October 26-28, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North in downtown Chicago. The Airports Going Green Conference is the largest […]

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greener cities

Paris Climate Plan The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, and now it stands taller than ever. The historic structure is partially powering itself thanks to two new wind turbines that were just installed. Located above the second level, the turbines will produce over 10,000 kWh of electricity per […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Agriculture Consumes 80 Percent Of California’s Water Editor’s Note: California is America’s most populous state with about 39 million people. It just overtook Brazil as the seventh-largest economy in the world. It’s the fifth-largest supplier of food in the entire world. The drought in California is a global problem for many reasons. By Justin Gillis and […]

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sustainable cities and global warming

Cities A Massive Problem, Opportunity By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme On behalf of UNDP, welcome to the launch of the UNDP Sustainable Urbanization Strategy. As we meet here in Quito today for the Habitat III conference, we are also celebrating the International Day for Poverty Eradication. Many of the world’s poor […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Threats Rising Due To Climate Change By Michael Kimmelman, New York Times With climate change, the Java Sea is rising and weather here is becoming more extreme. Earlier this month another freakish storm briefly turned Jakarta’s streets into rivers and brought this vast area of nearly 30 million residents to a virtual halt. One local […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Human Activities Causing Global Warming The climate of the United States is strongly connected to the changing global climate. The statements below highlight past, current, and projected climate changes for the United States and the globe. Global annually averaged surface air temperature has increased by about 1.8°F (1.0°C) over the last 115 years (1901–2016). This […]

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