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Antarctic Melting Prompts South Miami to Secede

The residents of South Miami, FL doesn’t plan to sit around and wait for the Antartic ice cap to melt – or for Forida’s capital to come up with a plan that will save their city from flooding. They’ve come up with a plan of their own, and so far, it’s generating plenty of attention.

The 2014 Elections and the Road for Sustainable Business

While many campaign ads tout a candidate’s economic bona fides, often the reality and the rhetoric don’t match up. That’s why the ASBC Action Fund decided to take a look at a few races across the country to see how effective the candidates’ proposed solutions might be.

How Natural Infrastructure Can Boost Climate Change Resiliency

Are government officials doing enough to prepare their communities for natural disasters and extreme weather events – that are increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change? Not surprisingly, the answer is no, says a new report. However, investment in “natural infrastructure” can improve resiliency at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods of prevention.

FEMA: Plan for Climate Change or Risk Emergency Funding

The debate over whether climate change is man made is a perennial debate in the halls of many state governments, especially around election time. But FEMA has a new message: Include projections on how to deal with climate change in mitigation plans, or lose federal funding for future emergencies.

The Pathway to a Stronger Clean Power Plan

Renewable energy growth shows the way to much greater cuts in power plant emissions — and it’s affordable, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

San Francisco Law: Airbnb Wins, Vacation Rentals Lose

The San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s recent vote to allow short-term rentals of residences was a major win for Airbnb supporters. But, as is often the case with new laws that clarify and enforce old, overlooked regulations, not everyone may win with this latest change.

After the Climate Summit: The U.N.’s Way Forward

As a group of sustainability professionals, nonprofit leaders and reporters filed into a U.N. panel discussion at SXSW Eco, we all had one question on our minds: What happens next?

Solar PV Catching On Fast in Latin America, Caribbean

Solar power is poised to take on a major role in meeting electricity needs across the LAC region. NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that some 9 gigawatts of clean, renewable PV generation capacity will be installed across the LAC over the next five years.

U.S. Promises Action on U.N. Human Rights Principles

Last week, the U.S. State Department announced that the government would develop a National Action Plan to “promote and incentivize responsible business conduct,” in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a plan to repower the Dunkirk power plant. The $140 million plan would see the plant fueled for another 10 years, primarily by adding the capacity to burn natural gas.