Tag: climate change

UMass Boston: Boston Harbor barrier costs would outweigh benefits

As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts.
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Sea level rise requires new forms of decision making

U.S. cities facing sea level rise need to look beyond traditional strategies for managing issues such as critical erosion and coastal squeeze, according to new research from Lund University. Civil society initiatives must now play a crucial role in adapting society to climate change, the study argues.

Caltrans releases first Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Caltrans released its first Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, an effort by the department to understand how and where the future effects of climate change may impact the State Highway System and its users.

NYCDDC selects Dewberry to review resilience guidelines

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) in association with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) selected Dewberry to provide preliminary design review services for development and testing of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines on city capital projects.

Study: Warming oceans could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss by...

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

New study warns of changing climate’s impact on Midwest infrastructure

As intense weather events batter U.S. coastal cities and offshore islands, a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland, with potentially devastating impacts on transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest.

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