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Tag: New York State

  • Why We Need to Ban Gas in New York State Buildings

    Why We Need to Ban Gas in New York State Buildings

    Banning gas connections in new buildings would have significant health benefits, in addition to helping to curb climate emissions.

  • Researchers Map New York State Methane Emissions With a Mobile Laboratory

    Researchers Map New York State Methane Emissions With a Mobile Laboratory

    Scientists are using mobile instruments to measure and hopefully help reduce emissions from landfills, cities, farms, waste treatment plants and other sources where mitigation measures could be put in place.

  • New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

    New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

    The trackers will help to hold officials accountable for meeting important climate deadlines.

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Quiet Green Revolution

    In many respects, Cuomo’s approach to sustainability mirrors the approach taken by Mike Bloomberg when he was New York City’s mayor. Sustainability is viewed as a tool of economic development and environmental goals are integrated into the goals of economic development.

  • Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

    Environmental protection and economic development have been integrated into the single overarching idea of “sustainability.” These are centrist public policy positions in the mainstream of politics here in New York State.

  • The Politics of Fracking: Polarization in New York State

    The Politics of Fracking: Polarization in New York State

    While public opinion is fairly skewed against the fracking process, policy actors in New York State can best be described as polarized. Predictably, the pro-fracking group generally disagrees with environmental groups while the anti-fracking group generally disagrees with the oil industry. Policy actors in New York had stark differences in answers on a wide variety…

  • NY State Prepares for Natural Disasters: A Q&A with Cynthia Rosenzweig

    NY State Prepares for Natural Disasters: A Q&A with Cynthia Rosenzweig

    Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies talks about the work of the New York State Ready Commission, set up after Hurricane Sandy to study how the state can better prepare for natural disasters.

  • Fracking Gains Ground in New York

    Fracking Gains Ground in New York

    Fracking is back in the news again, and in a big way. On July 1, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, released its recommendations regarding the controversial natural gas extraction technique. Amidst the din of statewide protests, the agency supported fracking in most of the state’s portion…

  • Clean Water vs. Cheap Energy: Can We Have Both?

    Clean Water vs. Cheap Energy: Can We Have Both?

    The social fabric of a water quality debate: Anti-fracking protesters converge on Albany… again. A battle of wills between advocates of clean water and cheap energy ensues.

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  • Why We Need to Ban Gas in New York State Buildings

    Why We Need to Ban Gas in New York State Buildings

    Banning gas connections in new buildings would have significant health benefits, in addition to helping to curb climate emissions.

  • Researchers Map New York State Methane Emissions With a Mobile Laboratory

    Researchers Map New York State Methane Emissions With a Mobile Laboratory

    Scientists are using mobile instruments to measure and hopefully help reduce emissions from landfills, cities, farms, waste treatment plants and other sources where mitigation measures could be put in place.

  • New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

    New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

    The trackers will help to hold officials accountable for meeting important climate deadlines.

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Quiet Green Revolution

    In many respects, Cuomo’s approach to sustainability mirrors the approach taken by Mike Bloomberg when he was New York City’s mayor. Sustainability is viewed as a tool of economic development and environmental goals are integrated into the goals of economic development.

  • Sustainability Has Entered the Political Mainstream

    Environmental protection and economic development have been integrated into the single overarching idea of “sustainability.” These are centrist public policy positions in the mainstream of politics here in New York State.

  • The Politics of Fracking: Polarization in New York State

    The Politics of Fracking: Polarization in New York State

    While public opinion is fairly skewed against the fracking process, policy actors in New York State can best be described as polarized. Predictably, the pro-fracking group generally disagrees with environmental groups while the anti-fracking group generally disagrees with the oil industry. Policy actors in New York had stark differences in answers on a wide variety…

  • NY State Prepares for Natural Disasters: A Q&A with Cynthia Rosenzweig

    NY State Prepares for Natural Disasters: A Q&A with Cynthia Rosenzweig

    Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies talks about the work of the New York State Ready Commission, set up after Hurricane Sandy to study how the state can better prepare for natural disasters.

  • Fracking Gains Ground in New York

    Fracking Gains Ground in New York

    Fracking is back in the news again, and in a big way. On July 1, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, released its recommendations regarding the controversial natural gas extraction technique. Amidst the din of statewide protests, the agency supported fracking in most of the state’s portion…

  • Clean Water vs. Cheap Energy: Can We Have Both?

    Clean Water vs. Cheap Energy: Can We Have Both?

    The social fabric of a water quality debate: Anti-fracking protesters converge on Albany… again. A battle of wills between advocates of clean water and cheap energy ensues.