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Resilient Chicago: Climate Planning for the Future Workshop

 Resilient Chicago: Climate Planning for the Future Workshop This one-day workshop will include presentations and discussion on adapting to temperature, extreme precipitation (flood and drought), and ecosystem changes in northeastern Illinois. The workshop will also include an overview of historical climate … Continue reading

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“Wetrofitting” Urban Neighborhoods

“Wetrofitting” Urban Neighborhoods Tuesday, August 26 • 5:30 p.m. Until recently, climate change has correlated to polar bears and melting ice caps — heart rending, but safely distant. Yet climate-related extreme weather, combined with urban development, is starting to show … Continue reading

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Webinar: Creating Resilient Cities: Land Use, Water Planning, and Climate Change

Announcing a webinar titled, Creating Resilient Cities: Land Use, Water Planning, and Climate Change  As we move into the 21st Century, choices about land use and water use will continue to affect how vulnerable or resilient our human communities and ecosystems … Continue reading

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Webinar: Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure

Webinar: Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure REGISTER! This 90-minute webcast will highlight Climate Interactive’s new Green Infrastructure Decision Support Tool, followed by a presentation on the New York City Green Infrastructure Program’s efforts to incorporate climate resiliency into system planning. … Continue reading

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The Economics of Climate Change

Yale economist William Nordhaus, one of the world’s leading thinkers on the economics of climate change, will share insights on the the science, economics, and politics. In The Climate Casino, his latest book on the topic, Nordhaus has marshaled data on the economic impact of climate … Continue reading

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Global Water Security: Sustainable Strategies in a Changing Climate

Adam Freed, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Securing Water strategy, will give a talk on global water security. Adam Freed is the Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Securing Water Strategy. In this role, Adam develops partnerships to create innovative funding … Continue reading

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3rd Annual One Earth Film Festival

Taking place in Oak Park, Forest Park and also Chicago locations such as UIC, the Chicago Park District Garfield Park Conservatory and Humboldt Park, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival is produced by Green Community Connections.  The third annual festival features 30 films … Continue reading

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Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in Lakes Michigan & Huron

Great Lakes fishery managers and stakeholders have little information regarding how climate change could affect the management of recreationally and commercially important fisheries, which have been valued at more than $7 billion annually.  Recent research has focused on how climate … Continue reading

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Unseasonable Chicago weather highlights need for resilient water infrastructure

By Abby Crisostomo If you’re like me, you may have woken up the last couple mornings to get ready for your day and been a bit confused about how to deal with the weather. Do I bundle up in my … Continue reading

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