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Find Out Which U.S. States Are Making Progress in Preparing for Climate Change
October 9, 2014
In recent years, a number of states have started taking action to prepare their communities for climate change.  Many have even developed specific adaptation plans to guide their work.  Until now, though, no...

MSNBC: Why California is both liberal utopia and tech boom central
October 4, 2014
California isn’t just trying to make strides in worker protections: The state has also led for years when it comes to environmental regulations. In 2006, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the...

The Energy Daily: EPA carbon rule ‘generally workable,’ but needs tweaks—EEI chairman
September 18, 2014
Investor-owned utilities see proposed federal regulations to trim power plant carbon emissions as “generally workable,” but have identified 20 areas of concern that need to be addressed by the...

Bloomberg BNA: EPA Power Plant Rule ‘Workable’ But Needs Improvement, Utilities Say
September 18, 2014
An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide from existing power plants is “workable” but needs improvement, energy executives said at a Sept. 18 forum. While utilities said...

Inside EPA: EPA Plans Guides To Ease Hurdles On ESPS Rate Conversions, Efficiency
September 18, 2014
A top air office official is pledging to take steps to ease states' compliance with EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for existing power plants, with the agency slated to release guidance on how to...

USA Today: Blue and red states going green on energy policy
September 11, 2014
Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent...

Climate Wire: Federal natural disaster policies slow state efforts -- report
September 5, 2014
The federal government needs a roots-deep overhaul of its natural disaster programs to knock down barriers that are discouraging state efforts at climate adaptation, according to a report released yesterday. The...

USA Today: U.S. eyes 'name and shame' in climate talks
August 27, 2014
The Obama administration is likely to use upcoming climate talks to push for a treaty-less accord that would "name and shame" countries into reducing their heat-trapping carbon emissions. Faced with a...

US News: Obama Charges Ahead on Climate Change Policy
August 27, 2014
The Obama administration will seek a non-binding international accord – rather than a treaty – at a United Nations climate summit in Paris next year on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute...

Stories About EPA's Proposed Carbon Pollution Limits in the Power Sector that Include the Georgetown Climate Center
June 11, 2014
In the wake of the EPA's proposed rule, the Georgetown Climate Center has worked extensively with reporters to foster greater understanding about the rule and how the new carbon pollution standards will impact...

ClimateWire: From Crop Failures to Flooded Runways, New Climate Report Catalogs Impacts Across Sectors
May 7, 2014
Upon the release of the Third National Climate Assessment report, Vicki Arroyo spoke to ClimateWire about the importance of providing decision makers and the public with accessible information about climate change...

USA Today: Miami is One of USA's Top Hot Spots for Climate Change
May 7, 2014
Action is imperative to prepare and protect residents of communities like South Florida that are extremely vulnerable to climate impacts. In an interview with USA Today, Vicki Arroyo noted that seniors are particularly...

MSNBC: The Loudest Climate Change Wake-up Call
May 7, 2014
Vicki Arroyo talked with MSNBC about the climate impacts being felt in every U.S. state and locality. The release of the Third National Climate Assessment report generated widespread national media attention to the risks...

Reuters: White House Unveils Dire Warning, Calls for Action on Climate
May 7, 2014
Vicki Arroyo, in an interview with Reuters about the new National Climate Assessment, called attention to solutions to prepare for and reduce climate impacts. Insights about practical solutions are a critical part of the...

NPR: White House Report Says Climate Change is Here and Now
May 6, 2014
In an interview with National Public Radio about the National Climate Assessment, Vicki Arroyo highlighted examples, like those in Vermont, of communities that are taking steps to adapt to our changing climate. Many...

TED Talks Conversation: How Can We Talk About Climate Change? Or Can We?
May 2, 2014
In a TED Talks conversation, Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, and Dan Kahan of Yale Law discuss the challenges of climate change communication and how we can more effectively talk about...

Earth Share: Preparing for Climate Change Q&A with Vicki Arroyo
April 27, 2014
Rising sea levels, droughts, and wildfires are some of the impacts the U.S. is facing as our communities become increasingly vulnerable to climate change. How can we most effectively prepare for changing climate...

Signs of Success in Cutting Carbon From the Power Sector
January 10, 2014
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is publishing proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from new power plants. That's an important -- and prudent -- step forward on fighting climate change. The...

NY Times: 8 States teaming Up to Support Electric Cars
October 30, 2013
Mathew Wald of the New York Times recently interviewed Vicki Arroyo to discuss the impact of the eight state agreement signed to spur the deployment of 3.3 zero emission vehicles by 2025 and the ongoing efforts of the...

Central Texas To Launch First Regional Effort To Prepare Communities For Climate Impacts
October 4, 2013
Georgetown Climate Center Executive Director Vicki Arroyo will share a national perspective of adaptation solutions to climate change in a keynote address on Friday, October 4 at the University of Texas at Austin....