Planning & Growth

"Biden Moves To Mandate Greener Building Codes In One-Sixth Of New Houses"

"The Biden administration plans to require new homes to be constructed to the nation’s greenest, most energy-efficient building codes to qualify for the federal loans that finance more than one-sixth of new houses sold in the United States."

Source: HuffPost, 05/12/2023

Will Billions To Fix Texas Water Systems Reach These Forgotten Colonias?

"An estimated 500,000 people live in thousands of colonias along the Texas-Mexico border. Largely built between the 1950s and 1980s, these communities have been promised water — but it has never come."

"Maria Martínez constantly calculates how much water is left in the 2,000-gallon tank that sits outside her home near El Paso.

When there’s less than 600 gallons, it’s time to place an order. A few loads of laundry and dirty dishes will use every last drop.

Source: Texas Tribune, 05/09/2023

"West Oakland Faces A Test: Undoing Decades Of Environmental Injustice"

"Highway and city planners saddled a once-proud Black community with freeways and diesel fumes, while more affluent white neighborhoods were spared the traffic and toxics."

Source: Washington Post, 05/08/2023
May 15, 2023

SciLine Media Briefing: Coastal Flooding

At SciLine’s next media briefing, scientists will discuss which coastal regions are most vulnerable to different types of floods; the effects of flooding on local wastewater treatment systems and other municipal infrastructure; risks to aquifers and crops from saltwater intrusion; and more. 3:00 p.m. ET.

April 21, 2023

#SEJ2023: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Keynote and Q&A

Join the livestream of this #SEJ2023 discussion hosted by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on how the Department is honoring Indigenous communities through co-stewardship and an emphasis on Indigenous Knowledge, employing nature-based solutions and investing in ecosystem restoration, and tackling the fundamental challenges of climate change. 3:45-4:45 a.m. MT.

April 21, 2023

#SEJ2023 Opening Plenary: Clean Energy and the Land — The High-Stakes Battle Over Climate Solutions

Join the livestream of the #SEJ2023 opening plenary examining how confronting the climate crisis will require huge amounts of land and resources — for solar panels, wind turbines, power lines and mines that extract lithium, cobalt and antimony. 9:00-10:15 a.m. MT.

April 4, 2023 to April 5, 2023

Responsible Business USA – Balancing Growth and Sustainability

Join Reuters in New York for this event focusing on how companies must juggle the realities of driving short-term successes and profits whilst delivering strategies and investments that will ensure action on sustainability accelerates, securing the long-term survival of the business.



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