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California’s low-income housing climate initiative faces budget cuts

California’s low-income housing climate initiative faces budget cuts

California’s plan to reduce building emissions through the Equitable Building Decarbonization Program may see a significant budget reduction.

Aaron Cantú reports for Capital & Main.

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Builders resist stricter energy codes for new homes

In a clash over climate and affordability, home builders are lobbying against stricter energy efficiency standards for new houses, citing cost concerns.

Anna Phillips reports for The Washington Post.

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Montana judge halts development over water concerns

In a landmark decision, a Montana judge has blocked a new housing development, citing inadequate groundwater protection.

Christopher Flavelle reports for The New York Times.

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How these homes in the hottest places keep cool without AC

I traveled in the hottest months to the hottest places, looking for ways to stay cool.
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Snakes, spores and sewage: Life in the N.Y.C. neighborhood ‘the Hole’

The small neighborhood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens has a colorful history but an uncertain future because of climate change.
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Meet Pelosi the climate czar. (Not that Pelosi.)

Alexis Pelosi is a climate adviser to the Housing and Urban Development secretary and a relative of the former speaker.
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LISTEN: Sabah Usmani on making cities healthy and just

“I don’t feel like I’m just a science person or just a policy person … I don’t really see those barriers at all.”

Sabah Usmani joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the role of urban planners in tackling environmental injustice.

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