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Katrina 10 Years On: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Provides a Way Forward

Joel Scata, Water Policy Advocate, ChicagoThis month marks the 10thanniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was the costliest, as well as, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.When the levee system safeguarding New Orleans...

Posted August 28, 2015    

Global Study Shows Deteriorating Air Quality in India and Other Vulnerable Regions

Ariel Cooper, Program Assistant, San Francisco. Co-authored by Morgan Capilla, Stanback Fellow Following India's government announcement that it would launch a "massive" people-oriented awareness campaign to check air pollution, NDTV brought...

Posted August 27, 2015    

Katrina's Vital Lesson

Rhea Suh, President, New York CityA decade after the costliest storm in U.S. history, we have a collective responsibility to act.President Obama goes to New Orleans on Thursday to mark the Gulf region's struggle to recover from not one disaster but...

Posted August 26, 2015    

U.S. Coastal Cities Face Increased Risk of Flooding

Joel Scata, Water Policy Advocate, Chicago        FEMA/Charles PowellIn the US, the economic, environmental and social impacts of flooding are severe. Flooding presents a serious risk to our physical...

Posted August 25, 2015    

Carbon Fees are Not the Best Solution to Climate Pollution

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San FranciscoSeveral prominent articles this year that have taken a position against energy efficiency have attracted enough press attention to require formal refutations, which you can find here and here...

Posted August 20, 2015    

FEMA Trying to Catch Up to Impacts of Climate Change

Joel Scata, Water Policy Advocate, ChicagoFEMA/Marvin NaumannThe climate is changing. Extreme storms and flooding are becoming more common - especially in the Midwest and Northeast. That is because warmer air and water temperatures exacerbate the...

Posted August 19, 2015    

Obama Administration Taking Bold Action Before Paris Climate Summit by Finalizing Clean Power Plan

Han Chen, International Climate Advocate, Washington, D.C.This week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released the finalized Clean Power Plan. This is the first ever regulation on carbon pollution from America's power plants. Under...

Posted August 14, 2015    

How Chinese Industry Can Cap Coal Consumption and Transition to Cleaner Production

Luan Dong, China Coal Cap Project Assistant, China Climate and Energy Policy Program, BeijingWith the release of the Clean Power Plan, the United States has established a game-changing regulation that will reduce carbon pollution from America's...

Posted August 13, 2015    

Energy Efficiency: The Building Block for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Dylan Sullivan, Staff Scientist, San FranciscoIncreasing efforts to save energy in homes and businesses will be critical for power plant owners and states that want to comply with the landmark Clean Power Plan in a cost-effective manner. In earlier...

Posted August 11, 2015    

What the Editorials Say about the Clean Power Plan

Pete Altman, Climate and Clean Air Campaign Director, Washington, D.C.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its final version of the Clean Power Plan this week ... and the reviews are in from America's editorial boards. By my review...

Posted August 10, 2015    

The Clean Power Plan Offers Hope for the Oceans

Lisa Suatoni, Senior Scientist, New YorkU.S. marine ecosystems and fisheries have long been an economic engine and cultural source of wealth for our country - an invaluable resource that sustains the very air we breathe. Which is why we must take...

Posted August 7, 2015    

Cities Should Engage with the Clean Power Plan, Here's How

Kimi Narita, Director of Strategic Engagement, City Energy Project, Santa Monica, CAWith the final Clean Power Plan rule out now, many states will soon begin a thorough stakeholder engagement process to build out implementation plans. And there's a...

Posted August 6, 2015