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Adapting to Climate Change in New York in the Absence of Federal Climate Policy

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The hard work of mitigating climate change is the real answer to this problem. How many billions, if not trillions of dollars, must we spend before we recognize that we need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy?

Mike Bloomberg Is Right: We Need to Analyze Our Energy Choices

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While I am far less enthusiastic about Mayor Bloomberg's support for nuclear power, I agree that the discussion of nuclear energy needs to be stripped of emotion, and focused on an assessment of costs and benefits.

Maintaining the Momentum Behind New York City's Sustainability Initiatives

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's third term draws to an end this year, it is imperative that whoever succeeds him as Mayor commits to maintaining the momentum behind New York City's sustainability initiatives.

New York's Exciting Experiment in Green Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Water quality in the New York Harbor, the Long Island Sound and the Hudson and East Rivers has improved dramatically in recent decades thanks to the success of national, state and local-level policies and regulations.

New York City Is Greener Than Vermont

TIME | Claire Suddath Thursday, Sep. 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers, take heart: your city is a den of dirt and grime and gluttony no more. According to David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: What the City...