Category Archives: Resiliency

Cities Hold Solutions To Climate Change

Cities, Citizens Tackling Issues and Opportunities Cities around the world have multiplied their efforts to emit fewer greenhouse gases and brace for climate-change-driven natural disasters, scientists and environmentalists say. Amid uncertainty over whether Washington will withdraw from a global accord … Continue reading

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Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Storms By Nick Stockton, Wired After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US came to realize that what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The … Continue reading

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Cities In Brazil Cancel Carnival Due To Severe Drought

Drought Linked To Climate Change, Deforestation Cities in the southeast of Brazil have called off Carnival this year due to a serious drought that has plagued the region for months and shows no signs of abating. Brazil is famous for … 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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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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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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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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Sustainable Cities Or More Global Decline?

By Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Advisor of the Secretary General to Timor-Leste.  By the end of this century, ten billion people will inhabit our planet, with 8.5 billion living in cities. This could be the stuff of nightmares. … Continue reading

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