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New York State Lawmakers Once Again Fail to Pass Meaningful Climate Legislation

While Governor Hochul's last-minute congestion pricing "pause" had a lot to do with it, there's plenty of blame to go around.

New York Passed an Ambitious Climate Bill for Publicly Owned Power. The Perfect Partner? McKinsey

New York's power authority was given the mandate to build publicly owned renewable energy. Advocates are worried they've chosen the exact wrong people to ask for advice.

Why 22 City Councilmembers Want to Gut the City’s Landmark Climate Law

“It would be an enormous step back globally if the council passed that bill, or any version of it."

April 16, 2024

Nothing to See Here, Just Flaring Methane in Greenpoint Per Usual

As the City ramps up its organics collections requirements while also cutting long-standing community programs, you can watch it burn compost in real time.

The Struggle to Find an Empty DSNY Compost Smart Bin Is Real

DSNY empties the Smart Bins around 7 p.m. every day but Sunday. It still may not be enough.

Property Owners Urge Adams Administration to Keep Weakening Crucial Climate Law

While City Hall says an implementation delay will help bring building owners into compliance, environmental advocates are crying foul.

October 24, 2023

New York’s Climate Goals Had a Really Bad Week

For a plan where everything had to go right, a whole lot has suddenly gone wrong.

October 23, 2023

Why Has It Rained Every Weekend in NYC and When Will it Stop?

John Homenuk, of New York Metro Weather fame, explains what's been going on in the atmosphere lately.

October 18, 2023