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June 12, 2019

Making Queens More Climate Secure

Here's a plan, which engaged a comprehensive community engagement process, for making the diverse Corona, Jackson Heights + East Elmhurst neighborhoods more climate resilient

Dire Financial Risks Of Climate Disruption

Climate disruption impacts could harm the economy as much as the mortgage meltdown of 2008, US financial system regulator warns

June 11, 2019

Renewing Rikers With Renewables

Closing NYC's Rikers Island jail is an opportunity to open a large-scale solar power array, Councilmember Constantinides leads the way

Congressional Testimony: 8 Takeaways On Economic Impacts Of Climate Change

Public Policy Professor Solomon Hsiang tells the Congressional budget committee, "Because we now understand that human actions are affecting the climate of the United States, it is in the nation’s best economic interest that we consider whether our actions increase or decrease the value of this national asset."

Don't Forget - 2018 Fossil-Fueled Pollution Soared

In 2018, emissions from fossil fuel burning increased at the fastest rate in 7 years, expect confirmation of this preliminary analysis soon

New Delhi: 48 Degrees C, 118.4 Degrees F

June 10, 2019

CT: Onboard With Offshore Wind

The latest east coast state to get into offshore wind power is Connecticut, which will buy up to 30% of its electricity from this renewable energy source

Philly Plugs Into The Electric Bus

25 electric buses will hit the streets of Philadelphia this week

Hawaii - Unlocking Access To Energy Upgrades

Hawaii's GEM$ program makes it easy for everyone to fund home energy upgrades with on-bill financing

June 07, 2019

Union Support For GND

The Service Employees International Union, a Democratic-aligned union powerhouse, throws its weight behind the Green New Deal

Amsterdam: See Street Parking Vanish

Amsterdam is cutting 10,000 on-street parking spaces, see the difference

De Blasio Vision Zero Plan -- Too Slow

While the number of NYC traffic deaths has gone down with the Mayor's Zero Vision Plan, it's not zero + we still need to change the culture around ownership of the city’s streets

Hey DNC - Don't Muffle The Climate Crisis

True or false? The Democratic National Committee is wrong to reject a climate change-focused debate among the Party's Presidential contenders

June 06, 2019

Arctic Ice-Southern Heat Waves

Scientists find a link between declining arctic sea ice + heat waves in the southern US

UK: Climate Crisis Alarms

Uber Copters To JFK

One way to cut traffic congestion, but it's not cheap

NY Climate Legislation Forecast

Without the Governor's support, what are the prospects for NY's sweeping climate action legislation?

Climate-Saving Is Life-Saving

Limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C could avoid between 110 and 2,720 annual heat-related deaths

Answering Your Battery Questions

Are rechargeable batteries always the better choice + what's the right way to dispose of dead batteries?

June 05, 2019

Plastic Waste Isn't Beautiful

Next time you put on makeup, look at all the ugly plastic packing + waste you're paying for + switch to more attractive alternatives