Climate Change

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

A recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact that climate change is having on American homeownership-- specifically, the risks of sea level rise and flooding are making banks warier of lending to homebuyers in vulnerable areas. Climate change risks have already begun to push down...

Feds Seek Incentives to Encourage Driving - Employers Should Promote Tele-Commuting Instead

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its latest guidelines for the re-opening of office buildings, has proposed that employers incentivize single-occupancy driving to reduce the spread of...

Santa Clara County Explores Expansion of Telecommuting Post-COVID 19

On May 5th, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to examine ways to continue to encourage telecommuting after the COVID-19 crisis ends,...

Americans See Climate as a Concern, Even Amid Coronavirus Crisis

An article published today in the New York Times highlights the results of a new national survey, which shows that Americans' concerns about climate change have not been diminished by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, the survey found that acceptance of the reality of climate...

'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of COVID-19 in America

An article posted today in the New York Times highlights the racial disparities in the impacts of COVID-19, as revealed in health data that states have begun to release over...

The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change Future

A recent article in New York Magazine highlights some of the future pandemics that climate change could potentially cause-- ones that, similarly to COVID-19, we are not well-...

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

A recent article in the New York Times highlights a new study showing that high levels of air pollution are associated with higher rates of death due to COVID-19. The study...

Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus

A recent New York Times article highlights how traffic congestion and air pollution levels have plummeted across the country's major metropolitan areas as cities shut...

Secret Deal Helped Housing Industry Stop Tougher Rules on Climate Change

A recent New York Times article describes a previously undisclosed agreement that has guaranteed industry representatives seats on two powerful committees that approve building codes...

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