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NECIR: Compounding tragedy, FEMA fails to adapt to climate change
August 11, 2015
An in-depth story about rebuilding our communities in more resilient ways after extreme weather events like hurricanes looks at the importance of adapting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies to new...

Clean Power Plan news coverage featuring the Georgetown Climate Center
August 3, 2015
The Georgetown Climate Center, through expert interviews and with insightful resources, informed numerous news stories published in conjunction with the release of the final version of the Obama Administration’s...

State Net Capitol Journal: California, Hawaii lead way on climate change targets
July 20, 2015
In a story discussing state efforts to reduce carbon pollution and grow clean energy by Lou Cannon, Vicki Arroyo comments about how actions by individual states help drive similar efforts by other states.  Prodded...

ClimateWire: Regulators study a 'trade-ready' CO2 emissions trading system that would not require state legislative approval
July 14, 2015
In a ClimateWire story by Scott Detrow, Kate Zyla comments on multistate compliance options under the Clean Power Plan. Zyla's comments came during her remarks at the National Association of Regulatory...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis region doing little to prepare for climate change
July 7, 2015
Vicki Arroyo's comments at the 2015 National Adaptation Forum are featured in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story by Jacob Barker discussing how efforts to prepare for climate change by St. Louis lag behind several U.S....

Climate Central: How flood insurance could drive Americans from coasts
April 7, 2015
In a Climate Central article by John Upton the about increasing cost of flood insurance for coastal property owners, Jessica Grannis raises critical questions including how to balance vulnerability and...

Washington Post: The unlikely group of Republicans who are preparing Florida for climate change
March 31, 2015
In a Washington Post story by Chris Mooney, Vicki Arroyo discusses Florida’s local efforts to prepare for sea-level rise and other climate impacts. The article explains that planning and preparing for climate...

Greenwire: Security officials put climate threat on par with terrorism
March 20, 2015
A story in Greenwire captures a dialogue moderated by Vicki Arroyo about the national security implications of climate change impacts. The dialogue, held at Georgetown Law, featured a keynote address by Alice Hill,...

Washington Post: In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects
January 30, 2015
In a Washington Post story by Juliet Eilperin, Vicki Arroyo comments on a new executive order by President Obama that will direct "federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal...

Greenwire: EPA releases new state 'carbon budgets' under power proposal
November 7, 2014
U.S. EPA moved yesterday to show states what their responsibilities would be if they choose to use cap-and-trade programs to comply with a landmark federal draft rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from...

Washington Post: 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it
October 31, 2014
The Obama administration published a small library's worth of climate change documents on Friday, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a...

New York Times: Pragmatism on Climate Change Trumps Politics at Local Level Across U.S.
October 24, 2014
MIAMI BEACH — As she planned her run for the Florida House of Representatives this year, Kristin Jacobs told her team that she wanted her campaign to address the effects of climate change. Her advisers were...

E&E TV: U.S. adaptation plans show varied success in states
October 22, 2014
A new online tool released by the Georgetown Climate Center measures progress states are making in implementing measures to address climate change. How are states balancing adaptation goals with economic growth?...

Climate Wire: Climate adaptation plans are getting mixed results across the U.S.
October 10, 2014
Ever wonder how state adaptation plans adopted across the country are actually being implemented on the ground? There's now a website that tells you, and the results are mixed. The Georgetown Climate Center is...

Mother Jones: These 14 States Have a Climate Change Plan—the Rest of You Are Screwed
October 10, 2014
Most states are still failing to prepare for the impacts of climate change, and there has been mixed progress among states with concrete plans, according to a first-of-its-kind compilation of data released Thursday by...

Salon: The majority of states are woefully unprepared for climate change
October 10, 2014
According to data released by the D.C. policy research group Georgetown Climate Center, the majority of states in the U.S. are beyond unprepared for the effects of climate change. Specifically, only 14 states have...

USA Today: California leads on climate change, says 50-state tool
October 9, 2014
California has completed the highest number of goals to prepare for climate change, followed by Massachusetts and New York, according to a first-of-its-kind 50-state tracking tool unveiled Thursday. In the last five...

Los Angeles Times: Few U.S. states preparing for climate change, study says
October 9, 2014
Fewer than half of American states are working to protect themselves from climate change, despite more detailed warnings from scientists that communities are already being damaged, according to a new online...

Grist: California is No. 1 in prepping for climate change
October 9, 2014
California, I’m coming home. Because duh: The hippie-tacular Golden State leads the nation in prepping for climate change. A new 50-state tracking tool developed by the Georgetown Climate Center charts...

Daily Press: Va. makes minimal progress on its climate change plan
October 9, 2014
Virginia is one of only 14 states with a finalized plan to prepare for and adapt to climate change, but so far it has completed only two of its original 43 goals. That's the assessment of the Georgetown Climate...