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A Climate Week to Advance Urgent Change

Expert BlogInternational, United States, New York CityManish Bapna

As the hottest summer on record draws to a close, the next several months could determine whether the world rises to the moment—or blows past irreversible tipping points.

Energy Efficiency Matters Now More Than Ever

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Lauren Urbanek
Achieving a low-carbon future is in reach–but only if policy-makers take swift and decisive actions to prioritize energy efficiency.

P&G's Board Needs an Overhaul

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Shelley Vinyard
Descendants of P&G's founders are calling for their fellow shareholders to oppose four members of P&G's Board of Directors because of the company's unsustainable sourcing practices.

Time for New York City to Act on Extreme Heat

Expert BlogUnited States, New York CityEric A. Goldstein
The September heat wave now enveloping New York is a reminder that the time has arrived for officials in the nation’s largest city to further protect its residents from the dangers of extreme heat.

U.S. DOT Finally Suspends LNG-by-Rail Rule!

Expert BlogNew Jersey, Pennsylvania, United StatesSahana Rao

The federal government has finalized a long-awaited suspension of the regulation that previously permitted LNG transport by rail across the country.

New York City Remains a Battleground for Illegal Ivory Trade

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkIsabel Friedman, Rich Schrader
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announces new exhibit of confiscated ivory at the New York State Museum that educates the public about the harmful industry.

Joan K. Davidson: An Appreciation

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkEric A. Goldstein
The longtime head of the J.M. Kaplan Fund was a visionary supporter of civic-minded advocates and a spark plug for creative environmental progress.

DOE Shrugs as U.S. Natural Gas Exports Surge

Expert BlogLouisiana, Texas, Florida, Alaska, New Jersey, PennsylvaniaGillian Giannetti, Morgan Johnson
A decade-long expansion of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals has transformed American energy policy, altered the domestic and international gas market, and raised serious questions for climate health and communities. Yet when the U.S. government weighs these critical…

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