Jan 20 2014
This Week in the News: clarity from the White House on the polar vortex, upstate cows, Long Island’s water and more
Photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno  via The New York Times
January 20, 2014
This Week in the News: clarity from the White House on the polar vortex, upstate cows, Long Island’s water and more

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The Flood Next Time

Much of the population and economy of the country is concentrated on the East Coast, which the accumulating scientific evidence suggests will be a global hot spot for a rising sea level over the coming century. [The New York Times]


State Gives $21M to Help Cultivate Yogurt Boom

Just as the City of New York has begun converting human waste into methane at its largest waste treatment facility, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday nearly $21 million would be awarded to help state dairy farmers convert farm waste to renewable energy and help improve business operations. [Politics on the Hudson]


Two Key Legal Victories for Fracking Supporters

Pro-fracking supporters are proclaiming victory in two recent court cases that have overturned municipal bans on drilling. [Capital New York]


“Breathtaking:” The White House Releases Its Climate Heavy Hitter on the Polar Vortex

VIDEO: A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern that we can expect to see with increasing frequency as global warming continues. [Climate Desk]


A Win for Long Island’s Water

Water quality is one of Long Island’s most pressing and complex environmental concerns…That’s why this week’s announcement about a troubled sewage treatment plant is particularly important for the region. [Eco Politics Daily]


Will Cuomo’s Budget Plan Protect The Environment?

The governor’s [proposed 2014 budget] plan will have a tangible impact on New York’s environment, since it includes everything from the number of environmental enforcement personnel to dollars set aside for parks, transportation and more. [Eco Politics Daily]

Photo credit: Nicole Bengiveno  via The New York Times