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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 Research & Policy Center

Report: 5.7 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into New York’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped more than 5.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New York’s waterways in 2010, making the Hudson, Genesee, and Seneca Rivers among the 40 worst in the nation, according to a new report released today by Environment New York.  Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act assesses toxic discharges into nearly 1,900 rivers, lakes, and streams across the country, highlighting problems in New York and nationally.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year—threatening both the environment and human health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 14,000 miles of rivers and streams, more than 220,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

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News Release | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Energy Efficient Buildings Would Reduce Global Warming Pollution 28 Percent, Save New York Families $488 Annually

If the government invests in the energy efficiency of our buildings today New York families could save over $488 every year on their electricity bills by 2030, according to a new report by Environment New York. Saving energy in our buildings would also help New York's fight against global warming, reducing global warming pollution from buildings by 28 percent—the equivalent of taking 5.8 million cars off the road or decommissioning 7 coal fired power plants.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

Building a Better America

We can save money and help solve global warming by reducing the amount of energy we use, including in the buildings where we live and work every day. More than 40 percent of our energy — and 10 percent of all the energy used in the world — goes toward powering America’s buildings. But today’s high-efficiency homes and buildings prove that we have the technology and skills to drastically improve the efficiency of our buildings while simultaneously improving their comfort and affordability.

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Report | Environment New York Research & Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in economic 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 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently concluded that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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