Meg Charlton

Rise Up

US Cities are Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry to Stop Irreparable Climate Change Damage

As the Trump administration continues to fawn over the fossil fuel industry rather that job-creating renewable energy, local proponents in New York and California are looking for ways to take up the fight in court.
Meg Charlton
2.16.18
Livable Planet

Climate Change-Fueled Natural Disasters Made 2017 the Costliest Weather Year Ever

The U.S. suffered 16 weather and climate disasters that each caused losses in excess of $1 billion, but recovery programs are trying to combat this new normal.
Meg Charlton
1.23.18
Livable Planet

With 50 US Cities Committed to 100 Percent Clean Energy, 2018 Presents New Renewable Challenges

Cities will narrow their focus and begin the vital, if less glamorous, process of figuring out how to implement their environmental policy goals.
Meg Charlton
1.3.18
Livable Planet

These Ten Women Were Chosen to Be Our Next Climate Change Leaders

Women mayors and business leaders from some of the world’s biggest cities pledged to help them tackle climate change and deliver on the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Meg Charlton
12.21.17
Livable Planet

Copenhagen and Wuhan are Among 90 Cities Linking Up to Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

They were honored at the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards, which supports cities addressing climate change in concrete and creative ways
Meg Charlton
12.7.17
Livable Planet

The Progress Report on American Cities Battling Climate Change Looks...Good

The Sierra Club released a new report about the Ready for 100 campaign. None of the cities profiled have reached their 100 percent clean energy goal yet, but they've taken steps in the right direction.
Meg Charlton
11.14.17
Livable Planet

Eat Your Plastic Cups and Plates Instead of Throwing Them Away

Innovations in edible tableware could give you a taste of the future at your next cookout.
Meg Charlton
8.30.17
Rise Up

These Women are Fighting Climate Change in Miami’s Vulnerable Neighborhoods

Climate gentrification is creeping into southern Florida's underserved communities, but a group of female activists is fighting back.
Meg Charlton
8.28.17
Livable Planet

LA Wants to Switch to Electric Buses to Make You Healthier

Low-income residents are more likely to be exposed to dangerous pollution that largely comes from public transportation, but that might change.
Meg Charlton
8.14.17
Livable Planet

International City Officials Met to Preempt Climate Change Destruction

At the 100 Resilient Cities Urban Resilience Summit, city leaders from around the world met to figure out the best way to thrive in the age of climate change.
Meg Charlton
8.3.17
Voices

A Retired Miner is Fighting for Those Left Behind When Coal Leaves Town

An unlikely activist is fighting for jobs and a cleaner city.
Meg Charlton
7.14.17
Rise Up

One Ordinary Guy Is On A Mission To Protect US Monuments From Trump

Brent Rose journeyed across the country to preserve natural monuments before they become a footnote in history.
Meg Charlton
7.11.17
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