Gary Hershorn/Getty This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. New York City passed the most aggressive climate bill in the nation in April, and the city got it done in a truly New York way. The Climate Mobilization Act is the city’s effort to abide by the Paris climate-change agreement even after the Trump administration withdrew the US from the global accords. Before its abrupt about-face, America’s plan had been to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. New York is taking up that pledge by introducing new regulations to address the energy performance of buildings. Buildings contribute a huge share of New York’s carbon emissions—nearly 70 percent, thanks to normal everyday use, but exacerbated by inefficient heating and cooling systems—so they’re an obvious target for regulation. But it’s less obvious how the building … [Read more...] about Can New York Make Buildings Super-Efficient Really Quickly?
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Edward McGinnis is the principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy. By Edward McGinnis | Special to Syracuse.com Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently visited the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County with Rep. John Katko. It was his first official visit as Secretary of Energy to a nuclear power plant. Edward McGinnis serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the Trump administration. Provided photo FitzPatrick was supposed to be another statistic. The plant was scheduled to prematurely close last year, but survived an early shutdown thanks to the state's revised clean energy policy. That included consideration of nuclear energy's unique role in supplying clean, reliable baseload power, one we can count on 24/7, 365 days a year. FitzPatrick is a key anchor to the local economy and a national asset. Keeping this plant open keeps more than 800 … [Read more...] about New York and the nation need nuclear (Commentary)
POLITICS 08/21/2018 11:54 am ET Influential parents accused Riverdale Country School of leftist “indoctrination,” and now two teachers are gone. A parable about the real political correctness. Robert Silverman On Assignment For HuffPost On the morning of May 15, a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 60 largely unarmed Palestinian protesters on the Gaza–Israel border and injured thousands more, Joel Doerfler, a history teacher at New York City’s elite Riverdale Country School, decided to post The New York Times’ front page headline and accompanying photos in the hallway outside his classroom. “ISRAELIS KILL DOZENS IN GAZA,” read the headline, to which Doerfler added a personal note: “I support Palestinian human rights.” Doerfler, now 74 years old, had been a member of the faculty at Riverdale for more than 25 years, heading the history department since 1992. He often taught an elective course … [Read more...] about How An Elite New York City Prep School Created A Safe Space For Angry Zionists
Every morning in New York's 27th Congressional District, brothers John and Steven Ohol wake up before sunrise and tend their Cambria dairy farm. They load hay and grow corn for cattle feed. They milk their 200 cows. The Ohols' grandparents started this farm eight decades ago. They know how to do this, and they've gotten better at it. "There should be no reason why we can't make money," said John Ohol, 39, who grew up on this farm. Yet they're not making money. Every month, the Ohols hope that maybe they'll manage to break even. Eight miles away, several dozen workers show up at a 35,000-square-foot food factory. They wrap cheese, sauce, pepperoni and dough into a product called Original Pizza Logs, then package and ship it off to be sold in stadiums and grocery stores across the country. If their company does well, the workers do too. Finger Food Products Inc. has a profit-sharing plan, and though owner Jason Cordova doesn't reveal revenues, business seems good. After opening his $3.9 … [Read more...] about The long and winding district: A trip through New York’s 27th
The Northeast hasn’t had a new theme park in decades, but all that will change with the arrival of Legoland New York in Spring 2020.Located in upstate New York, the $350 million theme park will be the largest of Merlin Entertainments’ nine Legoland parks located all over the world, with eight playlands spread over 150 acres featuring family-friendly rides, larger-than-life Lego sculptures and live performances.Excited yet? Here’s everything you need to know about Legoland New York.Where is Legoland New York? Legoland New York will be located about 60 miles northwest of New York City in the town of Goshen. That’s about two hours by car from the heart of the city, or you’ll be able to take a direct bus via ShortLine Coach USA from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. When will Legoland New York open? Scheduled to open in Spring 2020, Legoland New York will be a seasonal park open from April until November. Admission prices have not yet been announced. The … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Legoland New York