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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...

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...