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National Climate Assessment Strengthens Prevailing Climate Science and Identifies Impacts Across the U.S.
May 7, 2014
This week the Obama Administration released the third National Climate Assessment, a comprehensive report on climate change projections and impacts in the United States.  The report, which updates the second...

Georgetown Climate Center Announces Support for Nine Adaptation Projects
April 10, 2014
More than 30 states, localities, and NGOs from across the country recently submitted requests to the Georgetown Climate Center for legal and policy support to assist them with projects to prepare their communities for...

Senate Hearing Calls Attention to the Need to Prepare for Extreme Weather
February 13, 2014
As communities across the country prepare for and recover from winter storms, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hosted a hearing on the costs of extreme weather events. Senator Tom...

Understanding New Jersey's Vulnerability to Climate Change
February 12, 2014
New Jersey residents are no strangers to the escalating impacts of climate change.  Rising sea levels mean future hurricanes will produce more severe damage, such as the damage produced by Hurricane Sandy....

President Obama Establishes Task Force and Council on Climate Change Preparedness
November 1, 2013
President Obama signed an executive order today, directing federal agencies to modernize their programs to support climate-resilient investments, manage lands and waters for climate resilience, provide information,...

Baltimore Adopts New Hazard Mitigation Plan, Making Climate Change Part of Future Capital and Budget Decisions
October 6, 2013
Recognizing the city’s vulnerability to climate change, Baltimore officials have incorporated planning for sea-level rise, urban heat, and extreme storms into its new hazard mitigation plan.  The new approach...

Delaware Gov. Markell Signs Executive Order to Reduce Emissions and Help State Prepare for Climate Change
September 13, 2013
On Sept. 12, 2013, Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41, “Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions.” The order creates a...

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 2020,...

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...