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May 31, 2019

NYC Considers Banning the Sale of Fur

After bans on the sale of animal fur were passed throughout California, some New York City councilmembers pushed their colleagues this week to back a ban on the sale of fur in the nation’s largest fur retail market. The bill’s opposition comes from...

April 17, 2019

New York fights food waste with ambitious new plan

After the most pro-environment budget agreements in many years, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature reached an agreement to enact a congestion pricing plan, a new law to ban plastic bags as well as an ambitious new goal to cut food waste. As NRDC...

April 4, 2019

Plastic Bags in NY Getting Laid Off Like Straws

The State of New York is poised to ban all single-use plastic bags shopping bags in the state.  Last weekend Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the states new budget law “includes legislation to ban single-use,  plastic bags provided to customers and allows...

April 2, 2019

One cool thing: Hudson River bounces back

The Hudson River has been one of America’s most important waterways but throughout the 20th century, it turned into a sewer for industrial waste (most notoriously when GE spent years cleaning up the toxic PCB it dumped in the river). However, as the Guardian...

January 24, 2019

One cool thing: NYC puts feral cats to work as mousers 

Mice are a perpetual problem in New York City but the city’s feral cats are stepping up to do their part for pest control. As Mother Nature Network reported, the New York City Feral Cat Initiative (NYCFCI) pairs feral cats with homeowners who would like someone...

January 9, 2019

A challenge to make New York City 100% renewable

According to a draft of proposed legislation obtained by Huffington Post, New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides is preparing to introduce a bill mandating that the city come up with a plan by the end of the year to phase out nearly two dozen gas-fired power...