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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.
Environment New York today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization entitled, “National Solar Jobs Census 2010: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce.” The report found that New York has the 9th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 3,500 people employed by the solar industry.
In 2009, power plants in New York emitted more than 700 pounds of mercury pollution, according to the new Environment New York report, "Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury." New York is only one piece of the report’s picture, which shows that nationally power plants emitted more than 130,000 pounds of mercury pollution in 2009. The report comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.
As New York moves closer to allowing dangerous deep well gas drilling, Environment New York released a new video showing the potential looming impacts. The video highlights Pennsylvanians explaining how Marcellus Shale gas drilling has contaminated their drinking water and air, and harmed their quality of life.
Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health is a series of reports examining the numerous threats that power plants pose to our environment and our health. Each segment in the series focuses on a different pollutant emitted by power plants.