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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.

News Release | Environment New York

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for New York, Future Generations

Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy.

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News Release | En

Pres. Obama to Unveil Plan to Address Climate Change

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, record drought in many states, and wildfires in Colorado, Pres. Obama has announced he will unveil a climate action plan on Tuesday designed to cut the carbon pollution fueling global warming and advance clean energy solutions.

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News Release | Environment New York

Advocates: Will NY Lawmakers Drop the Ball on Solar Again?

With the end of the legislative session approaching, advocates worry that a solar bill with widespread public and stakeholder support could fail to cross the finish line. The bill; which would extend the successful NY Sun program for 10 years and provide over $150 million annually to solar projects across the state, is supported by Governor Cuomo and was passed overwhelmingly the Senate on Earth Day.

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News Release | Environment New York

Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand Urge Pres. Obama to Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to President Obama today, describing the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused in New York, to urge him to set limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Scientists have warned that global warming is helping to intensify extreme weather events, and power plants are the largest source of the carbon pollution that’s fueling global warming. The letter, which was also signed by senators from Connecticut and New Jersey, was loudly applauded by Environment New York and others.

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Report | Environment New York

In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States from 2007 to 2012

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in damage. The risks posed by some types of weather-related disasters will likely increase in a warming world. Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States, and climate science tells us that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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