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ArrivalStar Agrees to Stop Suing Public Transit Agencies Over Use of Real-Time Travel Data
August 26, 2013
Due to a recent legal settlement, 1 transit agencies across the country will now be able to provide real-time travel data to the public without fear of litigation. This real-time data is used to provide bus and train arrival times and information on travel delays through mobile devices, the internet, and digital displays at rail stations and bus stops, and has been shown to help increase transit use.

Hurricane Sandy Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy
August 10, 2013
On August 9, 2013, the Hurricane Sandy Task Force released its Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy.  The report includes 69 recommendations for rebuilding communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in ways that...

Maryland Finalizes Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 25 Percent by 2020
July 26, 2013
At the Maryland Climate Summit, Gov. Martin O'Malley laid out Maryland's aggressive new plan to reduce carbon pollution. The plan calls for an economy-wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by...

NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Releases Recommendations
July 2, 2013
The New York City Building Resiliency Task Force recently released its recommendations to improve the resiliency of the City’s commercial buildings, hospitals, multifamily residences, and smaller homes. The...

Mayor Bloomberg Introduces Comprehensive Resilience Plan for NYC
July 2, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently introduced a comprehensive plan, A Stronger, More Resilient New York, to protect the city from coastal storms like Hurricane Sandy that are expected to increase in...

President Obama Unveils Climate Plan at Georgetown
June 25, 2013
President Barack Obama announced his new plan to combat climate change today at Georgetown University. The effort seeks to maximize steps the Administration can take to prepare for and slow down climate change without...

Polling Released Today by the Georgetown Climate Center Shows Strong Support from Republicans and Democrats for EPA Action
June 24, 2013
87 Percent of Americans – Including 78 Percent of Republicans -- Support Action With President Barack Obama scheduled to outline his plans for combating climate change tomorrow, the Georgetown Climate Center is...

Bills Attempting to Roll Back Biggert-Waters National Flood Insurance Program Reforms
June 17, 2013
Several bills have been introduced in the 113th Congress to roll back the insurance subsidy reforms that were included in the Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.1 Biggert Waters reformed the...

New Jersey Experts on the Need to Prepare for Climate Change
June 12, 2013
The below videos were recorded in May 2013 as the State of New Jersey recovered from Hurricane Sandy.   NJ Climate Scientist Anthony Broccoli Discusses the Economic Impacts of Climate Change Anthony Broccoli, a...

Understanding the Adaptation Provisions of the Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (H.R. 152)
May 24, 2013
Disaster relief funding presents an opportunity for state and local governments to rebuild in a manner that anticipates and responds to future changes in the climate. In most cases, programs funded through...