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Ellen R. Wald: Virus stimulus bill mandates pointless pollution study

The huge stimulus bill passed by Congress also mandates a new study that is supposed to report in 6 months on how much carbon must be "removed" from the atmosphere by 2050.
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Will cars rule the roads in post-pandemic New York?

Newly emboldened, many New Yorkers want to repurpose streets for walking, biking, dining and schools, even as traffic returns.
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House passes bill to require legislative approval for emissions tax

Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives moved to ensure that it can block Gov. Tom Wolf from imposing a price on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants as part of a multi-state effort, although the bill is destined for a veto.

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Bill Gates, at odds with Trump on virus, becomes a right-wing target

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.
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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Region is now an epicenter of the pandemic

New York City and its suburbs account for roughly 5 percent of global cases, forcing officials to take urgent steps to stem the outbreak.
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Mandatory composting in New York? It could happen

A proposal would make organic waste recycling available to all, then eventually require it. Critics say it would be expensive.
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Doug Ray and Lori Wollerman Nelson: Sustainable farm bill a smart way to combat climate change

Our state can and should do more to help farmers improve the health of their soil and decrease carbon emissions by planting trees, adopting regenerative practices, and reducing the use of fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides.

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Taming the ‘wild west' of New York's dangerous private trash trucks

A sweeping overhaul aims to make commercial garbage pickup safer for pedestrians, workers and the environment.
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Plastic pollution: 15-foot "plastic monster" outside Publix to shame the store for using plastic bags

Climate change is no longer the monster lurking under your bed — it's in the Publix parking lot.
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7 reasons recycling isn't working in New York City

New York recycles only about a fifth of its trash, lagging other major cities and slowing its quest to reduce waste and fight climate change.
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Paul Greenberg: A new year's climate diet

How many tons of emissions can we trim in the new year?
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After spike in deaths, New York to get 250 miles of protected bike lanes

The city will build the lanes as part of a $1.7 billion street safety plan to be adopted by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council.
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GOP congressman introduces bipartisan carbon tax bill

A new bill introduced by Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) would place a price on carbon and invest revenue in infrastructure.
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11,168 children tested positive for lead. The city didn't inspect the homes

A new report highlighted systemic failures slowing New York City from eradicating lead paint from its aging housing.
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1.1 million students in NYC can skip school for climate protest

The city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday. “This completely changes things,” one student said.
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