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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Expert warns more extreme weather could risk life, property

More intense and more frequent rain and snowstorms — on the rise because of climate change, according to an environmental advocacy group — mean more property damage and a greater threat to human life.

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News Release | Environment New York

Groups Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind Power

Today, more than 215 environmentalists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast united to call for bold action to accelerate the creation offshore wind power. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration in an effort to show strong support for efforts made to date and to urge continued action to develop offshore wind resources along the Atlantic.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Extreme Downpours and Thunderstorms Up 64 Percent in New York

Less than a year after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee created record flooding which devastated New York State, a new Environment New York report confirms that extreme rainstorms and hurricanes are happening 64 percent more frequently in New York since 1948. 

“As the old saying goes, when it rains, it pours—especially in recent years as bigger storms have hit New York more often,” said Eric Whalen, Field Organizer for Environment New York.  “We need to pay attention to scientists’ warnings that this dangerous trend is linked to global warming, and do everything we can to cut carbon pollution today.”

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

When it Rains, it Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Clean Cars Would Slash Oil Use and Pollution this Summer

ALBANY – As New Yorkers get ready for summer road trips, an Environment New York Research & Policy Center report finds that cleaner, more fuel efficient cars would significantly slash oil consumption and global warming pollution across the state. The report, Summer on the Road: Going Farther on a Gallon of Gas, was released as the Obama administration is on the verge of finalizing fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks that achieve a 54.5 mpg standard by 2025.

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