“How the Paris climate accord is becoming reality at UC”

"Universities across the United States have set ambitious goals to shrink their carbon footprints, including the University of California, which launched its Carbon Neutrality Initiative in 2013, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025. But amid broad support for climate action within the UC system, a big question looms: how to actually hit that target."

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/how-paris-climate-accord-becoming-reality-uc

“Study: Climate Change Threatens Major Crops in California”

"California currently provides two-thirds of the country's fruits and nuts, but according to a new study published Tuesday, by the end of the century California's climate will no longer be able to support the state's major crops, including orchards. The report, published in "Agronomy," warns that the increased rate and scale of climate change is "beyond the realm of experience" for the agricultural community, and unless farmers take urgent measures, the consequences could threaten national food security."

https://www.kqed.org/science/1920374/study-climate-change-will-wipe-out-major-crops-in-california

“Ocean acidification poses new concern for SF Bay water “

"Visitors to the Tiburon shoreline may notice a new addition to the seascape — a five-foot tall, bright yellow buoy anchored just offshore San Francisco State University’s Estuary and Ocean Science (EOS) Center. The Bay Ocean Buoy (BOB) and its companion mooring for Marine Acidification Research Inquiry (MARI) bring together researchers at SF State, the University of California, Davis and several other partner organizations and funders. It represents the first effort to perform long-term scientific monitoring of ocean acidity and carbon dioxide in the waters of the Bay."

http://news.sfsu.edu/news-story/ocean-acidification-poses-new-concern-sf-bay-water

“How office buildings are reducing their carbon footprint”

"Companies are increasingly adding more outdoor spaces to offices for employees to enjoy, and incorporating nature into the interior design, such as living walls of plants, Zen gardens and greenhouses. Less obviously, more firms are creating buildings that are energy efficient or that even create more renewable energy than they consume."

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/02/technology/office-buildings-carbon-footprint/index.html

“73 Percent of Millennials are Willing to Spend More Money on This 1 Type of Product”

""Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, they continue to be most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings--almost three-out-of-four respondents," says Nielsen."

https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/73-percent-of-millennials-are-willing-to-spend-more-money-on-this-1-type-of-product.html

“New material made from desert sand could offer low-carbon alternative to concrete”

"A team of scientists in the UK have developed a biodegradable construction material made from desert sand – a resource that has until now been useless for construction. Called Finite, the material was developed by a group from Imperial College London. It is as strong as concrete but has half the carbon footprint."

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/03/24/desert-sand-could-offer-low-carbon-concrete-alternative/

“143 Million People May Soon Become Climate Migrants”

"Climate change will transform more than 143 million people into “climate migrants” escaping crop failure, water scarcity, and sea-level rise, a new World Bank report concludes. Most of this population shift will take place in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America—three “hot spots” that represent 55 percent of the developing world’s populations."

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/climate-migrants-report-world-bank-spd/

“Climate Change Threatens Bird Migrations, Habitats In San Diego County”

"On a recent, bright and early morning at Lake Murray, a dozen birding enthusiasts gazed through binoculars, seeking a glimpse of the feathered species singing in the brush- and tree-covered landscape. “I have a California thrasher in my scope,” called out the group’s leader, Gabriel Mapel, offering others a peek in his lens."

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/apr/02/climate-change-threatens-bird-migration-habitats-s/

“Philadelphia Turns Massive Stormwater Runoff Problem Into Economic Boost”

"Philadelphia has long struggled with stormwater that sends massive amounts of polluted runoff into nearby rivers. Rather than spending nearly $10 billion it didn’t have on a new 30-mile-long tunnel, the city is investing a fraction of that on thousands of “green” infrastructure sites. And the strategy is paying off, Bruce Stutz reports in Yale Environment 360."

https://www.environmentalleader.com/2018/03/philadelphia-stormwater-runoff/

“Shell outlines scenario for what it would take to halt climate change”

"Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, drivers would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a reliance on hydrogen as an energy carrier. The company’s “Sky” scenario was designed to imagine a world that complies with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, managing to hold the planet’s warming to “well below” a rise of 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above preindustrial levels. Shell has said that it supports the Paris agreement."

https://www.chron.com/business/article/Shell-outlines-scenario-for-what-it-would-take-to-12783468.php