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The Climate Lab is our project dedicated to original reporting and analysis on how the climate crisis is changing the Hudson Valley and Catskills region, and the solutions that are helping us prepare for and adapt to that change. Our climate reporting is regionally focused, solutions-oriented, and independent. Click here if you’d like to support this work.

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Recent climate stories

New York Officials Are Souring on Gas Power

Grassroots opposition to new fossil fuel projects is turning up the heat on the state’s most powerful politicians.

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Keeping New York Honest on Climate Progress

The state has adopted ambitious climate goals. But so far, there’s no real way to measure its progress.

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What New York State Legislators Got Done On Climate This Year

Spoiler: Not much.

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Kingston Hamlet Offers Test Case for Conservation Amid Gentrification

Preservation of the Wilbur uplands, recently acquired by the Kingston Land Trust, illuminates the tensions between development and land conservation in the Hudson Valley.

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A Guide to the New York State Climate Policy Landscape

New York has committed to reducing emissions and fighting climate change. But meeting those lofty goals will take more investment and more legislation.

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Why You Should Be Worried About Coffee Farmers As a Coffee Drinker

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SUNY Faculty Urge Pension to Divest from Fossil Fuels

The TIAA Divest campaign builds momentum for pulling funding from polluters and reinvesting in renewable energy companies.

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How Hudson Valley Farmers Are Experiencing Climate Change

The local effects of the climate crisis are easy to list. But how does it feel, and what challenges is it already presenting?

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Future Forward: Clean Energy

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

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Future Forward: Land & Water

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

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