- New York City now has a continuous 9-mile, northbound bikeway from downtown Brooklyn up into the Bronx – running across the Manhattan Bridge, up through First Avenue, and then over the Willis Avenue Bridge. “Bikeway” apparently means protected bike lanes – not just the common, one-white-stripe variety. [CleanTechnica]
- University of Delaware oceanographer Andreas Muenchow stood before Congress in 2010 and balked on climate change. He said he wasn’t sure. He needed more evidence. But he recently decided to see what was happening in Greenland for himself, in a project to study the ice shelf intensively. He has returned, no longer a skeptic. [NOLA.com]
- “For China, Climate Change Is No Hoax – It’s a Business and Political Opportunity” • Chinese leaders are taking aggressive action to cut carbon emissions. Reasons go past air quality in their nation’s cities and include market share in promising export markets for green technologies and “soft power” in international relations. [DeSmog]
- Deforestation and climate change have decimated the available supply of wood that is used for traditional roof construction in the Sahel region of West Africa. One creative enterprise based on an architectural technique from the ancient Nubia is bringing latter-day Sub-Saharan Africa an offer of superior homes at very low cost. [CNN]
- The risk of flooding in the US is changing regionally, according to University of Iowa engineers. They determined that the threat of flooding is generally growing in the northern half of the US and declining in the southern half, as regional climates change. The American Southwest and West, meanwhile, are experiencing decreasing flood risk. [ScienceBlog.com]
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