Resilience

Saved by the sea: How oceans are helping countries cope with climate change

BY JACKIE RYAN, JULY 19th 2018 Earlier this year, Cape Town made international headlines. Reports had been surfacing that the coastal city, which serves as South Africa’s legislative capital, was running out of water. Theewaterskloof, once Cape Town’s largest freshwater resource,...

Are Microgrids the key to energy resilience? Lessons from Hurricane Maria

BY JACKIE RYAN , JUNE 7, 2018 A day without power almost seems impossible in today’s fast-paced, industrialized world. With electricity powering household appliances, utilities, and handheld devices, it can be difficult to imagine life without it. The US power grid...

Knowing your neighbors can save your life — here’s why

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, MAY 10th, 2018 This week, our podcast, Cooler Earth, focuses on building resilience and social capital in the face of climate change. Be sure to catch the episode airing Thursday 5/10, and in the meantime, here is...

Nor’easter hits Boston again… and again

by MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, MARCH 15th, 2018 Embed from Getty Images Winter is far from over in New England. This week the Northeast was hit with another winter storm, the third in 10 days, and the fourth severe storm this winter. Yet...

Who Should Foot The Bill For Our Rising Seas?

On Wednesday of last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought New York City into the fighting ring against the fossil fuel industry, announcing plans to sue five major oil companies for climate change damages as well as divest $5 billion...

Businesses flood in downtown Boston as others call for a price on carbon

On the first week of the New Year, Boston recorded its highest tide in almost one hundred years, experiencing record flooding and considerable damage. In the wake of a snowstorm that hit on Thursday January 4, ocean waters rose and...

Why Local Businesses Need Climate Adaptation Legislation

By Tim Cronin, Policy Associate After Hurricane Sandy, 25-30% of small businesses impacted by the storm were forced to permanently close their doors. We watched as the lights went out in our nation’s economic powerhouse and storm surges overtook the city’s...

Lessons in Resiliency from a CABA Member Business

Don’t Get Caught in the Storm Preparing Your Business for Extreme Weather and Climate Change By Susan Labandibar, Tech Networks of Boston Last winter, my colleagues and I came into the office after a long weekend to find crumbling ceilings and flooded rooms....

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Preparing for the Next Big Storm: Climate Resiliency for Businesses

By Tim Cronin, Policy Associate The effects of Hurricane Harvey are continuing to cause widespread destruction and flooding in the Houston area, with more than 30,000 people displaced and the death toll having risen to at least 29. What isn’t certain...

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