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NBC Nightly News Discusses the Impact of Extreme Weather on Infrastructure with Vicki Arroyo and Other Experts
August 20, 2012
NBC's Tom Costello reports on how extreme weather is pushing the nation's aging infrastructure to its breaking point. "Roads that might have been built for 85 degree temperatures can't necessarily withstand day after...

The Exchange Discusses the Need for Adaptation Planning
August 3, 2012
Vicki Arroyo joins Laura Knoy on The Exchange, a New England public radio program, to discuss common-sense, adaptive solutions to climate change impacts as the world continues to pursue long-term mitigation...

CBS Affiliate Discusses the Impact of Heat on D.C. Infrastructure with Vicki Arroyo
August 2, 2012

NY Times: Rise in Weather Extremes Leaves Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
July 26, 2012
From highways to airports to nuclear power plants, infrastructure in the U.S. is increasingly under stress from extreme heat, drought, flooding, and other climate change impacts. In a recent New York Times...

CBS Money Watch Highlights the Georgetown Climate Center For Its Hands-On Teaching Approach
July 6, 2012
The Georgetown Climate Center has long been proud of the work that Georgetown Law students do on behalf of the center and its state and municipal clients.  Every semester, students get real world experience...

Georgetown's Jessica Grannis Discusses Sea-Level Rise on the Diane Rehm Show
July 3, 2012
Georgetown's Jessica Grannis joined the Diane Rehm Show on NPR radio Tuesday to discuss rising sea-levels and the actions that cities and states are taking to adapt to climate change. The program comes following the...

Emphasizing the Importance of Adaptation Planning
June 28, 2012
We know that climate change is happening and that its impacts will affect all of us.  In fact, we may have already passed a tipping point, and we are already seeing the increase in extreme storms, flooding, and...

E&E TV Discusses Sustainability with Vicki Arroyo and Maryland's Kathy Kinsey in the Lead Up to Rio+20
May 29, 2012
Kathy Kinsey, deputy secretary of regulatory programs and operations at the Maryland Department of the Environment, and Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, discuss the effectiveness of...

Why Is a Patent Troll in Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?
April 23, 2012
The Atlantic Cities reports how patent trolls like Arrival Star can stand in the way of progress - in this case the openness and distribution of transit apps to help people make more efficient transit choices. Below...

An Early Bloom for Washington
April 4, 2012
In a story featured on the Huffington Post, writer John Carey and the Climate Center's Vicki Arroyo take on the climate deniers and discuss the impact that climate change is already having on the world around us,...

Scientific America Highlights Local Adaptation Efforts and the Adaptation Clearinghouse
December 4, 2011
While U.S. legislation to combat climate change remains stalled, this story highlights and recognizes some of the good adaptation work happening in states and cities throughout the...

Media Coverage: Launch of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network
October 26, 2011
More than 80 media sources ran a story last week about the launch of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network due, in part, to an Associated Press piece that helped break the news.  The story was picked up by News Day,...

Democracy: What Next on Climate?
July 5, 2011
Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, is one of five experts highlighted in the Summer 2011 edition of Democracy.  The article "What Next on Climate?"  captures a...

Newsweek: Are You Ready for More?
July 5, 2011
In the June 6 Newsweek cover story – "Are you ready for more?" – reporter Sharon Begley discusses how freak storms are the new normal, and how we're unprepared for a future with a changing...