Natural Disasters

Cascadia Innovation Attempts to Overcome Cascading Climate Dangers

I want to do an even handed and dutiful reporting job about the 2021 Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference. But I’m in an downtown Vancouver...

Electric Vehicles Could Help Combat Disastrous Power Outages

Across the country, climate change-fueled extreme weather events are causing increasingly frequent power outages and are presenting a growing threat to our nation’s energy...

Midweek Video: How Rotterdam’s Flood Defences Could Help Save Us All

https://youtu.be/Rt6RzjjsaRM The engineering and technical experience in flood defences of Rotterdam and The Netherlands could help countries across the globe implement flood prevention strategies to...

Sunday Video: The Price of Saving Paradise

https://youtu.be/guzxgAOuPzI Bloomberg QuickTake looks at how Paradise, California may pursue conversion of forestland and vacant exurban properties destroyed by wildfires into park space to stop...
Fremont rooftops with a haze of smoke over and sun barely poking through.

Cascadia Needs to Change Its Ways to Keep from Burning Up

A week of forest fires and skies choked with toxic smoke was a sobering reminder of the fragility of our environment. An incredible amount of...
Time Square is a good place to avoid pandemic or no. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Don’t Blame Density for Pandemics

If you're a newspaper columnist or governor of New York, a pandemic is a great time to trot out medieval myths, repackage them like...

Seattle’s Resilience Roadmap Lacks a Cohesive Vision for the Future

I first learned about the release of the Seattle - Future City: Resilience Roadmap from an article published by Smart Cities Dive. Previous to...

Dawson’s Extreme Cities Argues for Extreme Climate Change Adaptation

Cape Town’s Day Zero, the day that most water taps in the city will be turned off, has been pushed back to 2019, but...