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New billboard shows growing greenhouse gas emissions

A 'carbon counter' electronic billboard near Madison Square Garden now displays the world's ongoing greenhouse gas emissions. It is sponsored by Deutsche Bank, which has a Climate Change Advisors group that advises corporate clients on profiting from a low-carbon economy.

NYC Council hearing on Green Buildings Plan

The New York City Council held a public hearing on the proposed “Greener, Greater Buildings Plan” announced by the Mayor and Speaker on Earth Day. The plan is designed to require ongoing efficiency improvements in existing large buildings, which consume nearly half of the city’s energy.

Pew Center study on 'The Clean Economy' shows growth in NY green jobs

A new Pew Center study The Clean Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America, shows that green jobs are growing more than twice as fast as all other jobs.

Report on 'Green Prosperity' shows benefits of clean energy investments

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Green for All released a reportGreen Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standard in the United States” with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI).

New Meadowlands Stadium to be environmentally friendly

On June 1, the US EPA and the principal owner of the New Meadowlands Stadium signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines plans to incorporate environmentally-friendly materials and practices into the construction and operation of the

IPCC Chairman to head Columbia's International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -  which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S.

Mayor Bloomberg signs Comprehensive Wetlands Protection Act

Mayor Bloomberg stated that: "Wetlands play an importnat role in maintaining and improving water quality, providing flood protection and wildlife habitats, and sequestering carbon dioxide."

Mayor Bloomberg signs New York City Brownfield Bill

Mayor Bloomberg signed New York City legislation developing a Comprehensive Program for the Remediation and Reuse of Brownfields, the New York City Brownfield and Community Revitalization Bill, Introductory Number 21-A, saying that "Although the State established a brownfield remediation program fifteen years ago, we estimate that the