Climate Change: A View From the Deep Sea

A discussion with Columbia paleoceanographer Peter B. deMenocal

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The Effect of Climate Change on Transport Infrastructure

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A sobering post today from the Streetsblog Network on the importance of preparing our transportation system for the effects of climate change. Megan McConville at The City Fix reports on a panel titled "Perspectives on Adaptation to Climate Change," hosted by the Engineers Forum on Sustainability. The message? "We can no longer focus exclusively on […]

Weathering the Next 108-Year Storm

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Deron Lovaas is the Federal Transportation Policy Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council. This article is cross-posted from his blog on Switchboard. The Boy Scout motto (“Be prepared”) should guide state transportation departments (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and transit agencies as we recover from the destruction Hurricane Sandy wreaked. This superstorm was deemed historic for transit […]
The White House could exclude climate change from new infrastructure projects in a revision of a 50-year-old environmental rule this week. Image: J. Daniel Escareño

Congress Vows to Fight Trump’s Environmental Rule Change

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The Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 12-16, 2020. Click here for more information. Congressional leaders vowed they won’t let the president get away with gutting environmental laws after learning the Trump administration will scrap requirements to consider the climate consequences for new highways and pipelines. A White […]

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

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Image © Peter Calthorpe & Marianna Leuschel Editor’s note: Today we are very pleased to begin a five-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” Keep reading this week and next to learn how you can win a copy of the book from Island Press. I take as […]

What Libertarians Talk About When They Talk About Transportation Reform

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There’s more than one way to approach transportation reform. One is to believe that an ideal transportation policy promotes the use of modes that are environmentally sustainable and which foster livable cities, while those that perpetuate overdependence on automobiles do neither. Then there is another camp, which approaches transportation from a micro, rather than macro, […]