As our global temperature rises, so does our need for air conditioning. The increased demand will pose several challenges like emitting more greenhouse gases, straining our aging power grids, and inflating our energy bills.
A new Climate Central analysis evaluates the intensity of urban heat islands in cities around the country. Read the report to find out about the factors that cause hotter temperatures in urban areas, the impacts, and the solutions.
The impacts from sea level rise affect almost every facet of life in Atlantic City, from its economy to its culture and physical landscape.
Rising sea levels have already diminished property values across New England.
Of the nearly 500,000 Americans working in jobs that support the generation of renewable energy, including wind and solar, roughly 1,100 work in the cities of Des Moines and West Des Moines
Almost all the offshore wind turbines operating right now stand atop towers driven into sea beds. As the industry looks to push its turbines into deeper waters, technology is being developed so that wind farming can float.
Climate extremes, like drought, heavy rain, and extreme heat are becoming more common—and more costly—as the climate changes.
All of the pathways for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions are imagined under Princeton University’s Net Zero America project show enormous ramp-ups of electricity generated from wind turbines during the coming 30 years.