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Across New York, a Fleet of Sensor-Equipped Vehicles Tracks an Array of Key Pollutants – Inside Climate News

By Myriam Vidal Photo: Myriam Vidal

At first glance, Ramses Diaz’s car seems like any other driving through New York City. Then I spot the phrase, “I measure air quality,” on the left door. Inside, a tablet attached to the dashboard displays a map of New York City, and two big boxes in the trunk beam huge quantities of data uploaded to the cloud to be analyzed by the scientists in California and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). I step inside with Diaz and off we go to track air quality in Brooklyn.


The clock is ticking: Urgent steps New York must take to achieve its climate targets

By Mary Barber Photo: Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New York needs to act now to improve climate resilience, electrify the transportation system, decarbonize the gas system, and identify equitable economy-wide solutions to cut carbon emissions.


Statement by The Nature Conservancy on Passage of Prop 1: the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act

By Jessica Ottney Mahar

New York voters deserve a shout-out for their overwhelming support of a once-in-a-generation bond measure that will protect and restore the natural resources we all depend on. A truly remarkable coalition of stakeholders from every region of the state and every political persuasion, came together to support the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act.


The Scars of Hurricane Sandy, 10 Years Later

By James Barron Photo: Luke Sharrett, The New York Times

Debbie Ingenito slipped the little box with the Christmas ornaments out of the plastic sandwich bag she keeps them in.
She got the Christmas ornaments on the day that then-President Obama toured the muddy wreckage from Hurricane Sandy. That was a couple of weeks after the storm had ripped through the New Dorp section of Staten Island where Ingenito has lived since she was a child.


NY’s plan to install EV Charging stations approved

By Kayla Welytok

New York’s charging plan outlines how the state will expand its charging network throughout the state, using the funds provided by funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The state’s top priority is to place EV charging ports along NY’s Designated EV Corridors throughout the miles-wide spread of highways.


Rising seas could swallow millions of U.S. acres within decades

By Brady Dennis Photo: AP

New research finds an estimated 25,000 properties in Louisiana could slip below tidal boundary lines by 2050. Florida, Texas and North Carolina also face profound economic risks.


Businesses, power plant owners and labor team up to weigh in on state’s climate plan

By Marie J. French Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Photo

Two of New York’s most influential labor unions are aligning themselves with the state’s largest business group and owners of existing power plants in the clash over how New York’s climate law should be implemented.


‘Severe’ drought designation expanded in NY and parts of northern NJ

By Gwynne Hogan

Severe drought conditions in New York and New Jersey persist this week and have expanded into parts of the South Shore of Long Island, Dutchess and Putnam counties, and northern New Jersey, according to the latest data released Thursday from the federal authorities that track conditions nationwide.


National Grid RFI finds ample renewable gas, green hydrogen available in New York, Massachusetts

By Robert Walton Photo: Darigold

National Grid on Tuesday announced it had located “robust stocks” of renewable natural gas and green hydrogen via a recent request for information, enough to meet its needs in New York and Massachusetts through 2025. The utility is planning for a 100% “fossil-free” gas network by 2050.


New York’s Climate and Energy Goals Would Get Jolt With Federal Bill’s Green

By Samantha Maldonado Photo: Ben Fractenberg, The City

New York could see an infusion of funds to help reach its climate goals, if the House of Representatives follows in the Senate’s footsteps to pass a sweeping federal clean energy, health and tax bill.
The state and city are primed to take advantage of those funds, experts and officials say.