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Auto Worship Still a Sign of the Times

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 When the Supreme Court held this week that the Environmental Protection Agency does, in fact, possess the latitude to protect the environment, the New York Times called it "a victory for a world whose environment seems increasingly threatened by climate change." "It is a vindication for states like California that chose not to wait for […]

Climate Change: It’s What’s for Dinner

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For years, animal rights and welfare groups have maintained that the factory farming of animals for human consumption wreaks havoc on the environment. Now that climate change has become a mainstream issue, they’re taking it up a notch. Bolstered by a recent United Nations report "stating that the livestock business generates more greenhouse gas emissions […]

The Week’s Links

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  Ugandan Transportation Policy Light Years Ahead of New York CityThe greater Kampala metropolitan area will flip the switch on its congestion charging system in February. The city "will raise revenue from vehicle owners who may want to drive to town instead of using cheap buses. The introduction of a congestion fee will instill discipline." […]

Are Old-Line Environmentalists Asleep at the Wheel?

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Dr. Bill takes to NYC’s streets to tell us about cars and global warming Once a month, Environmental Defense, the venerable environmental organization, posts an "Ask Dr. Bill" video to their web site to answer common environmental questions. Dr. Bill is Bill Chameides, ED’s Chief Scientist. This month Dr. Bill takes to the streets to answer common […]

Battle of the Weatherpeople

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It’s not just the weather that’s in an uproar these days, it’s the weatherpeople, too. After Heidi Cullen, host of the Weather Channel program "The Climate Code," wrote on her blog that she thought forecasters who deny manmade climate change were uneducated on the issue and should perhaps have their American Meteorological Society credentials revoked, […]

Are Port Authority’s Airport Expansionists Flying Blind?

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The top brass over at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are patting themselves on the back about the PA’s plan to take over Stewart Airport near Newburgh, NY. "The region clearly needs additional capacity for air travel," Anthony Coscia, the agency’s chairman, was quoted as saying in the New York Times. […]