Cities rely on municipal bonds to pay for major projects like infrastructure. But financing them could get harder as investors increasingly talk about climate risk.
Politicians are pouring millions into worker retraining programs for dislocated miners and utility employees. But such programs have a weak track record.
Pittsburgh researchers are looking at a variety of climate problems, including how to pull carbon dioxide directly from the air and how our infrastructure needs to adapt to increased rainfall.
"The world's coasts provide a home to around 1.9 billion people and over half of the world's megacities — all of which are in grave danger if we don't act immediately to prevent rising temperatures and sea levels."
350 individuals and 50 groups in Southwestern PA's fracking country are urging the governor to hear from impacted communities