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Vanishing Veggies by City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

This winter season climate changes have been affecting vegetable crop production in some countries in Europe. According to Feargus O’Sullivan, extreme weather has caused a vegetable shortage in Britain. Icy and rainy weather is causing floods that are ruining the Mediterranean vegetable crops supplying the British market. Spain is another country affected by climate change.

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Future aircraft to limit CO2 Emissions

Britain’s low-cost airline EasyJet  will soon be testing its new hybrid airplane. The aircraft will run on fuel cells as well as use regenerative braking to reclaim energy during landings. The fuel cells will power the plane’s electric motors when taxing on the ground, traditionally the time when aircraft uses about four percent of the plane’s

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LEDs LIGHTS UP CITIES

More and more large cities in the United States are replacing traditional street lights with newer light-emitting diodes or LED lights. The LEDs use much less electricity and last much longer than traditional streetlights. In 2013, the City of Los Angeles retrofitted 140,000 LED street lights and within a year had energy savings of 63

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Two Walking to Paris for COP21

(text below is taken from a press release from The Fallon Forum) Normandy-to-Paris Walk for Climate Action Two Americans who walked across U.S continue on to Paris On 11 November (Veterans Day in the U.S.), two Americans who last year walked across the U.S. for action on climate change will set-out from the coast of

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Resilient Cities Congress 2015, June 8-10

Resilient Cities Congress 2015: 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation  June 8-10, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI), 68 Langer Grabenweg ▪ Bonn D-53175 ▪ Germany  ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Ever since The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation was launched in 2010, it has been in the global spotlight. This major annual conference on urban resilience and climate

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