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Climate Change

Coverage of the impact of climate change. Most now agree that the climate is warming and that is spawning more intense natural disasters like wildfires, floods and storms, including hurricanes.

Ava Community Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area has drafted its Zero-Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Goods Movement Blueprint to aid in the transition of trucking toward zero-emission vehicles.
A new Center for Urban and Coastal Climate Science Research will connect artificial intelligence and machine learning, health disparities, environmental health and climate science in a transdisciplinary approach.
The new machine learning method only needs 21 hours of input data to produce accurate air quality forecasts, while traditional models can require months’ worth of data.
Falling prices, increased availability and incentives are giving the secondhand electric vehicle market the thrust it needs to grow, introducing the vehicles to a wider cross-section of consumers.
Getting congestion pricing plans past the public opinion stage may require refocusing the conversation around how traffic flows will improve, rather than any potential benefits to the planet.
Numerous startups and other urban efforts are reorienting the smart city technology space toward one which more directly impacts the lives of residents and addresses the deepening climate crisis.
Addressing air quality in cities is a complex issue that requires balancing good policy and equitable outcomes. Finding the right technology and visualizing the data are essential components of success.
A new pilot project in British Columbia will serve as Canada’s first bidirectional charging initiative involving the heavy-duty public transportation vehicles.
As cities develop microgrids for energy resiliency and increase the adoption of electric vehicles, they are increasingly turning to smart city technologies to enable these transitions.
As the world gets hotter, technology offers governments a fresh way to track emissions and the progress of officials in meeting climate goals. What benefits do these dashboards offer, and how are cities using them?