Planning & Growth

September 26, 2014

Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren at Risk from Chemical Catastrophes

The Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch) is releasing a new report tracing which schools are close enough to toxic and hazardous chemicals to endanger kids. Join the webinar on Friday, September 26, 2014,  2-2:30 Eastern, to preview the report, called “Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren at Risk from Chemical Catastrophes.”

Pipeline Data, Maps Could Be a Reporting Resource — If Open

There are many good investigative stories to be done about natural gas pipelines in your local area. You can get some maps and data about these pipelines if you try. Hard. The government is not going to help too much. One resource is the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS), which allows the general public to see geodata on a county-by-county basis.

September 30, 2014 to October 1, 2014

5th US-India Energy Partnership Summit

The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University will be organizing the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from September 30 to October 1, 2014, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC.

"Cities Prepare for Warm Climate Without Saying So"

"GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject."

Source: AP, 09/09/2014

"The San Francisco Shipyard: Creating A New Town in the City"

"San Francisco is booming as construction cranes transform the city skyline. One of the most significant changes is happening at the Hunters Point Shipyard. It's a project so big, it seems like a whole new town is being built within the city. Residences, shops, parks, and high-rises are being built and will replace the naval shipyard – once a major source of employment, but dormant for years."

Source: KALW, 06/10/2014

Special Edition TipSheet: Coastal Risk and Resilience in the Gulf Region

From 1970 until 2010, 34.8 million more people decided to move towards the coast of the United States and that population is expected to grow just as sea-level rise and climate change continue to increase the risk of living there. Amy Wold, a reporter with The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, covers change and adaptation; locks and floodgates; levees and marshes; communities at risk; insurance issues; and lessons learned. Photo (click to enlarge): In 2012, Wold took this shot of the rapidly disappearing Cat Island in Barataria Basin in south Louisiana. She returned there in 2014 to find barely any land left above water. © Amy Wold, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate.

Special Edition TipSheet: Gulf Coast Restoration

Amy Wold, a reporter with The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, writes about coastal challenges facing the state, including coastal loss, restoration, economics, diversion, the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP settlements and the RESTORE Act, fisheries impacts — and why protecting and stabilizing Louisiana’s coastline is not just a local issue, but a national one. Image: Heavy machinery moves around sediment that has been piped in from the Mississippi River at a coastal restoration project in Plaquemines Parish in November 2013. © Amy Wold, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate.

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