• Adirondacks’ Boreas Ponds Classification is Finalized

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just announced finalization of a long-awaited purchase and then land classification of a tract of former timberland in the Adirondacks. Following a compromise, 11,412 acres of land around Boreas Ponds, which is near the town of Newcomb, will be designated as wilderness, with another 9,118 acres being wild forest, which is […]

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  • Take Action: Don’t Frack the Delaware River Basin

    The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) issued draft natural gas regulations on Nov. 30. They proposed a ban on fracking but, illogically, also issued draft regulations that would allow the toxic wastewater produced by fracking to be stored, processed, and discharged in the Delaware River Watershed and allow water to be exported from the Basin […]

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  • Alliance for a Green Economy Issues Report on NY’s Upstate Nuclear Reactors

    To mark two nuclear anniversaries taking place within the coming weeks, Alliance for a Green Economy recently released a report on upstate New York’s nuclear reactors titled “Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe – 7 Years Later New York’s Upstate Nuclear Reactors: Still Expensive and Unsafe in an Era of Weak Enforcement”. This report provides specific examples and […]

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  • Volunteer Opportunity for Sierra Club Members

    We are looking for Sierra Club members to volunteer and attend training webinars for CORE III a Data Management System. Soon New York Sierra Club’s DATA Team will schedule a series of 5 trainings webinars. Each of these webinars will cover different tools within CORE III (the new data management system), so you may decide […]

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  • Community Board 7 Takes a Stand on Super-Tall Buildings

    Update We wanted to share with you an exciting update from the February 21st Community Board 7 Land Use Committee meeting regarding Super-Tall buildings. We asked for a resolution that: -Calls for no new shadows on Central Park -Defines height of floors -Limits the use of mechanical spaces to mechanical use and -Requires voids to […]

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  • Video Clip on Tree Tips from Trees New York

    Check out some quick and easy tips to care for your neighborhood street trees! Provided by Sam Bishop, Director of Education & Arborist with Trees NY. We had the pleasure of having Sam speak at our February 14 Sustainability Series event – Love Our Urban Trees.

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  • Potential Fracked Gas Pipeline Crossing Indian Point: Act Now

    Why It Matters As you know, having a fracked gas pipeline crossing Indian Point is a highly risky proposition for Westchester and the whole New York metropolitan area. Should there be an explosion there, radioactive material could be spread far and wide. How You Can Help Please email Westchester’s newly-elected County Executive George Latimer at […]

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  • SierraRise Campaign: Fund Organic Agriculture Research!

    The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization. Tell your members of Congress to increase funding organic agriculture research! Why This Matters Organic farming fosters healthier soil, safer working conditions for farmers, and healthier food for consumers. The Organic Agriculture and Research Act has been introduced into Congress and is gaining co-sponsors fast. It stands a […]

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  • Carbon Farming Could Stabilize the Climate

    The San Francisco Bay Area’s upscale restaurateurs and market owners know Loren Poncia’s Stemple Creek Ranch for its premium grass-finished organic beef and lamb. But during an early fall day on Poncia’s scenic ranch, there was little green in sight. Following the summer’s record-breaking heat, his rolling coastal prairie hills were brown and dotted with […]

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  • Carbon Farming: A Potential End to Climate Change?

    We can’t say we weren’t warned. For years, scientists have argued that human civilization must prevent the planet’s average annual temperature from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius—or face certain catastrophe. Once we pass that critical threshold, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, life on planet earth is going to be a […]

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