The New York state pension fund on Wednesday committed to help curb climate change by transitioning its investments to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, making it the first U.S. pension fund to set the goal by that date.
According to the film, the world will have manufactured 300 million tons of plastic this year alone—a stunning realization.
One of the biggest threats to Long Island's water supply is nitrogen, which can seep into the Island's many waterways and vulnerable underground aquifers.
President Trump said he signed his executive order to undo Obama's Clean Power Plan so he could end the "war on coal" and bring back jobs. But all his action has done, say a range of New York elected officials and environmental activists, is endanger the health and well-being of millions of Americans.
Knowledge gives us the understanding we need to protect the environment. By knowing where our water comes from, we can make better choices about what we do to the ground.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, in 13 of his 14 lawsuits against the EPA, Scott Pruitt reportedly joined corporations and trade associations that had given generously to his political campaign. In his Senate testimony, he was confronted with a letter that he sent against the EPA that was almost entirely copied from a legal memo crafted by well-funded opponents of environmental regulation. He smiled.
Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Stony Brook University to announce a major initiative to address New York’s water woes. His proposal would allocate $6 million for a new comprehensive groundwater study for Long Island to further examine levels of saltwater intrusion and chemical contamination–essentially the byproducts of over-pumping our aquifer and not having enough sewers.
“We need some more financial assistance from our federal and state governments."
The town's amended code goes further than Suffolk County's current health standard to reduce the level of nitrogen in the waterways.
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