We’ve talked a lot about how the pandemic shutdowns have boosted environmental health in many regions. Specifically, the pandemic has taught us volumes about air quality and pollution. The opportunity for a global experiment afforded to us by the pandemic shed light on what … [Read more...] about Pandemic shutdowns have given researchers vital insights on air pollution
Environmental activists won an incredible victory this week after the state of New York announced it will divest its $226 billion pension fund from fossil fuels. New York state has the third-largest pension fund in the US, with more than $12 billion having been invested in … [Read more...] about New York to divest massive pension fund from fossil fuels
Power plants that rely on fossil fuels are already bad enough, but what makes these polluting plants even worse is that they are disproportionately located near communities of color. In a study from the University of Washington and Stanford University, researchers found that … [Read more...] about 6 dirty power plants in New York to transition to cleaner technologies
At one point in April, New York State was reporting between 9,000 and 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day. In a clear-cut signal that progress is being made against the virus, the share of virus tests coming back positive has stayed below 1 percent for 30 straight days in New … [Read more...] about New York goes 30 days with a virus positivity rate below 1%
Whether it’s a dress you once wore as a bridesmaid or a suit you never got the chance to wear because you work from home, most have us have articles of clothing in our wardrobes that never see the light of day. That’s what inspired New York-based entrepreneur Adarsh Alphons to … [Read more...] about Have fancy clothes you never wear? Rent it out on this platform!