While national leadership on climate change and pollution is essential, we’re witnessing more and more the ways in which local and state leaders are stepping up to take action on environmental challenges. Progressive policies and forward-thinking technology are being experimented with on a sub-national level. Just this week, 3 stories have stood out about local […]Continue Reading 566 words
Yesterday, the Washington Post launched the first in a series of stories about places in the United States that have, as the Post’s climate reporter Chris Mooney explained, warmed by nearly or above 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 Fahrenheit – roughly double the global and U.S. (lower 48 state) average. The Post analyzed more than […]Continue Reading 409 words
After it was determined that the 40,000 filters Newark city officials gave out to residents to address the ongoing water crisis weren’t actually filtering out lead, the city decided to begin distributing bottled water. In a startling echo of Flint, residents of Newark have been kept in the dark about the safety of their drinking […]Continue Reading 595 words
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Historically beachgoers in the Northeast didn’t have to worry about sharks in the water but climate change may soon change this. As NJ.com explained, “while sharks off the Jersey Shore are nothing new, experts who study the ocean predators say New Jersey’s waters are becoming an increasingly popular destination for unlikely species of sharks. Ocean-warming […]Continue Reading 426 words
New Jersey’s largest energy company, PSEG, recently announced that it will go carbon-free by 2050 after 116 years of relying on fossil fuels to generate energy. As CNN reported, the $30 billion utility provider is on track to slash carbon emissions by 80% by 2046, compared with 2005 levels. And PSEG, which also serves more […]Continue Reading 378 words