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Copenhagen Unveils First Climate-change Adapted Neighborhood

Jan 26th, 2015 | By
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Come hell or high water, the residents of St. Kjeld, a Copenhagen neighborhood, will be ready. Actually, skip the hell part. But when the next megastorm hits the Danish capital, St. Kjeld’s residents will be safe and dry. That’s because as of December, they live in the world’s first climate-change-adapted neighborhood. “St. Kjeld’s transformation shows

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Smart Cities: What India Needs to Learn From Berlin

Jan 7th, 2015 | By
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As its population surges, India proposes to build a hundred “smart cities”, where all sections of society get access to basic amenities and can aspire to a better life. The promise would need to be grounded in reality. The challenging process will have to be both equitable and environmentally sustainable. The planet, as the latest

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Political Will is Only Barrier to 100% Renewables

Sep 21st, 2014 | By
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Climate News Network: A new handbook shows how forward-looking communities around the world are already moving away from reliance on fossil fuels and generating their own power with 100% renewables − while also becoming more prosperous and creating jobs. The report, How to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy, is being released today, ahead of the UN Climate

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Learning From Communities: Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation Best Practices

Aug 28th, 2014 | By
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Climate change impacts are likely to hit Africa, especially the vulnerable population, hard. In arid and semi-arid regions in East and Southern Africa, it is projected to produce a rise in crop failures, stress on livestock and inland fisheries, pest and disease outbreaks and the degradation of land and water resources. The climatic context for

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Smarter Urban Water: How Spain’s Zaragoza Learned to Use Less

Jul 30th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: The drought, when it came two decades ago, was severe. As reservoirs across Spain dried up in the early 1990s, the number of forest fires soared, crops whittled and more than 11 million Spaniards faced water shortages. Scientists would go on to note that the five-year drought – the worst on record in the

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Keep the Climate, Change the Economy

Jun 20th, 2014 | By




The Guardian: This month, the Obama administration announced new rules aimed at cutting carbon pollution from power stations by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Never before has a US president attempted to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power stations and the move has been hailed by scientists and policymakers as an important step towards a global economy

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San Francisco Closer to Turning Zero-waste Ambition Into Reality

Jun 17th, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: The trucks start rolling in before sunrise. Dozens of them, each tipping out tonnes of food waste, grass cuttings and foliage. A month from now this organic waste will leave here in the form of rich compost, as fine as sand. Here, in Vacaville, an hour by road north of San Francisco, is an essential

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UMF Students Present Climate Adaptive Plan to Town

May 28th, 2014 | By




The impacts of climate change on the town was the focus of a recent presentation by University of Maine at Farmington students to the Board of Selectmen. After studying the potential for impacts in areas such as agriculture, wildlife, tourism, health and the economy, students from the UMF Climate Change and Society class made suggestions

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How Green Spaces Could Stop Cities From Overheating

May 22nd, 2014 | By
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The Guardian: Most city-dwellers are big fans of green spaces, with the benefits to health and community well-being evident in the data. There’s more to it though – adding more commons, parks and greens could also shelter British cities from the full effect of global warming. Since the beginning of the 20th century global temperature has increased by

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Wooden Skyscrapers Help Cool Climate

Apr 4th, 2014 | By
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Climate News Network: US scientists have a new green solution to urban construction: chop down trees and use the wood for buildings. Good strong timber buildings – and there are plans for 30-storey skyscrapers built of wood – would save on concrete and steel, save on carbon dioxide emissions and cut the use of fossil fuel.

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The Awesome Things These 6 Cities Are Doing for Wildlife

Mar 4th, 2014 | By
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When conservationists worry about the prospect of a world without wildlife, they often focus on two related developments: the sprawling growth of crowded cities and suburbs and the push to farm more land, and farm it more intensively, to feed those cities. Together, these two forces have worn the natural world down to tattered remnants.

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General Adaptations For Farmers And Growers

Oct 8th, 2013 | By
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The climate is changing and reacting to these changes is crucial for the future of farming. Farmers can take advantage of the opportunities offered by climate change  by being ahead of the game and taking early action to adapt their businesses to the changes ahead. Collect rainwater for use in dry periods for crop irrigation and drinking

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Green Walls To Cut Pollution In Cities

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places. The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Hillside Landscaping Ideas

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places. The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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Solar Powered Concept Tent

Mar 20th, 2013 | By
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‘Adaptation Ideas’ is a new series of Climate Himalaya. Here we will be showcasing a number of simple, practical and innovative ideas those could be adopted by individuals, communities and organizations for various environment friendly adaptive practices at home, offices and in public places.  The purpose of this ongoing series is to disseminate and communicate

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