The winning projects of a global competition for innovative carbon-free and resilient urban projects were announced in Oslo and sent to us by C40 CITIES. Have a look.
Great Lakes waterspouts (NOAA file photo of Lake Huron) Very common over the warm water in September, when water temperatures peak after summer months and cooler air temps start moving in, Great Lakes waterspouts are cropping up early this year because of odd cool weather this July. (We won’t mention possible climate change links here.) A waterspout
I’ve been wanting to write about two recent studies for a couple weeks now. This sort of fun, sort of sad, and sort of controversial billboard from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) — now up in Chicago — seemed to offer a nice segway into finally getting to those studies. Meat Kills The first
Yep, global warming is a scam, which is why it feels like late Spring in Florida, Poland, and numerous places around the world… in the middle of January! “Fueled by billions of tons of greenhouse pollution, a surge of record warmth has flooded the United States, shattering records from southern California to North Dakota,”
According to new research conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the number of deaths attributed to heatwaves in cities is likely to increase as a result of the intensification of global warming.
Imagine a huge, blue body of water, white sandy beaches, waves crashing onshore and kids playing in the sand. You might be tempted to think of an ocean scene, but I’m talking about a typical July day on any of the Great Lakes. Sans the salty smell and the abundant sea life, the Great Lakes support
Chicago is launching its first major bike-sharing program this month and Washington, DC is growing its from 120 bikes to 1,100 bikes. Back when I was the executive director of a non-profit promoting clean transportation (mostly bicycling) and sustainable development, I thought that bike-sharing could become one of the biggest, most popular, and most effective
Hurricane Ike battered Texas, causing untold damage for millions of home-owners in Houston and Galveston. But some people in Chicago had a pretty bad weekend, too. After raining all day on September 13 and 14, the Windy City became the flooded city. The far-reaching tendrils of the hurricane dumped 9 inches of rain in less