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Recent climate stories
With Flooding on the Rise, Hudson Valley Superfund Sites Are at Risk
Climate change is accelerating the frequency and intensity of floods in the region. At local Superfund sites, rising waters are spreading long-buried toxins to new places.
New York City Prepares to Shut Down the Delaware Aqueduct
For the first time in almost a century, a critical piece of New York City's water infrastructure needs fixing. The impacts could be felt throughout the city’s 2,000-square-mile watershed.
Climate World Fractures Over an Extension Cord to Canada
State regulators just voted to greenlight a project that will cut New York City’s power emissions in half. But local environmentalists aren’t celebrating.
New York’s First-in-Nation Gas Ban ‘Officially Dead’—For Now
A proposal to ban fossil fuel heating in new buildings, touted by Governor Hochul, has been dropped during final budget negotiations.
Hudson Valley Left Out of New York Climate Hearings
As a region, the Hudson Valley has more than its fair share of communities on the front lines of climate impact. Will their voices be heard on New York’s climate plan?
New York State Has Identified Disadvantaged Communities
And it’s a big deal for climate justice.
Is This the Moment for Passive House Design in New York?
How an idealistic, 70s-era building trend may help the state transition away from fossil fuels.
Failure of Build Back Better Casts Uncertainty over New York’s Climate Plans
Without significant federal funding, states are on their own to decarbonize their economies.