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Job Posting: City of Vancouver Planner II (Senior Sustainability Specialist)

City of Vancouver job posting : Planner II (Senior Sustainability Specialist) Click here for details.  

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Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

NORFOLK — where the sea is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast. When Debbie Miller and husband Gary Chiaverotti had four feet added to the foundation of their Norfolk, Virginia home, seen Oct. 23, 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid 95 percent of the $140,000 cost. (Photo: Family photo/The Washington Post) At high […]

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Will California's Drought Bring About $7 Broccoli?

Will California’s Drought Bring About $7 Broccoli?

The end of cheap fruits and veggies draws nigh. Here’s why. —Tom Philpott | May/June 2014 Issue of Mother Jones Illustration: Christoph Hitz When people tell you to “eat your veggies,” they’re really urging you to take a swig of California water. The state churns out nearly half of all US-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts; farms use 80 percent of its water. […]

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Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds: POLIS webinar June 26th

You are invited to the next webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds DATE: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) REGISTER: http://polis.adobeconnect.com/resilience/event/event_info.html **Space is limited** In this webinar, Ryan Plummer (Director, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre; […]

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THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET’S MOMENT OF TRUTH

THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET’S MOMENT OF TRUTH

If you want to know what addressing climate change will really be like for business and investors, then take a look at today’s electricity and energy markets. Driven by climate policy, technology development, business innovation, NGO campaigns and investment risk analysis, creative destruction is inflicting itself upon the sector with a vengeance – and the […]

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Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

Canadian economy will lose billions to climate change: report

By 2050, as much as $43 billion could be sapped from the Canadian economy because of natural disasters. A road crew foreman surveys the washed-out lanes of northbound MacLeod Trail in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 24, 2013. Heavy rains caused flooding, closed roads, and forced evacuations across Southern Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh By: Kim Nursall Staff […]

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Five Canadian cities tearing up asphalt to help reduce flash-flooding risk

Five Canadian cities tearing up asphalt to help reduce flash-flooding risk

OTTAWA — They paved paradise, and put up a flood zone. A woman gets gets back in her car in flood water during a storm in Toronto on July 8, 2013. Photograph by: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn , Postmedia News Five cities across Canada will see some of their asphalt torn up and replaced with porous brick […]

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Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Climate Adaptation: Advice for cities in the South

Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. David Satterthwaite, a leading expert on human settlements and one of the two coordinating lead authors of the urban chapter in the IPCC report, told […]

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