Will America’s infrastructure investment withstand future disasters?

October 9, 2017 by  
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Communities are increasingly keeping climate change in mind as they plan roads, sewers and energy grids.

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Nature speaks, cities listen

October 4, 2017 by  
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Cities are in a race against climate change, and they’re in it together. The recent C40 Talks revealed the “relentless” pace from Austin to Paris and beyond.

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Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge officially scrapped

August 16, 2017 by  
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Plans to build Thomas Heatherwick ‘s controversial Garden Bridge in London have been officially scrapped. The Garden Bridge Trust charity – created to build and run the bridge  – just announced the end of the project due to the lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan’s reasoning, according to his earlier statement, was led by the project’s spiraling construction and maintenance costs. A financial inquiry into the Garden Bridge project found that the initial estimated costs escalated from £60 million ($77 million) to over £200 million ($259 million). This was determined to be too large of a financial risk to London taxpayers. Related: Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Khan withdrew his support for the project following the recommendations of the report which also raised concerns about the fairness of the process of choosing the architects– it was said that Heatherwick Studio and Arup were favored by the procurement system. Heatherwick first unveiled the design for the Garden Bridge in 2013 as a verdant structure that would span the River Thames between Temple and South Bank. “The Garden Bridge has not found its right moment, but I hope one day it will and that London continues to be open to ideas that make life here better,” said a statement from Thomas Heatherwick. + Heatherwick Studio Via Dezeen

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Why JPMorgan Chase committed $200 billion to ‘clean’ financing

August 2, 2017 by  
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The biggest U.S. bank is embracing renewable energy and green infrastructure projects in a big way.

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How business can yield solutions for the soil

August 2, 2017 by  
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We’re spending natural resources faster than we can replenish them. But brands, retailers and traders can help nourish the health of farmlands.

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On Earth Overshoot Day, an ecological budget 42 percent overdrawn

August 2, 2017 by  
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We’re operating at 1.7 times capacity. Is this any way to run a planet?

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Goldman Sachs, Calvert bet on next big thing for green investments

August 1, 2017 by  
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Impact investing is set for staggering growth. Here’s a closer look at the role of environmental impact bonds.

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Episode 69: An inconvenient podcast; Bechtel engineers green infrastructure

March 24, 2017 by  
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On this week’s podcast: Inside Al Gore’s Climate Reality training, and a digest of our World Water Day stories.

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9 VR videos that dive deep into water issues

March 24, 2017 by  
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Immersive experiences bring people face-to-face with our impact on marine ecosystems.

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Report: Cities need $375 billion in green investment

December 2, 2016 by  
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The C40 Climate Leadership Group calls for an urgent increase in low-carbon investment before 2020.

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