• Just Two Penguin Chicks Survive Devastating Antarctic Breeding Season

    Thousands of Adélie penguin chicks in Terre Adélie, Antarctica died of starvation at the start of 2017 due to unusually thick sea ice that forced their parents to travel an extra 100 kilometers (62 miles) to find food, according to French scientists. The colony of over 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins suffered a “catastrophic breeding […]

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  • DEC Announces Winners of 14th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

    State Recognizes New York Organizations and Municipalities as Innovation and Sustainability Leaders New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently recognized seven organizations for their state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and economic viability at the 14th Annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards celebration, held at Union […]

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  • Create a Regenerative Agriculture Movement

    The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture, or rather regenerative food, farming and land use. Regeneration practices, scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, but actually reverse […]

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  • Close to 400K Gallons of Oil Spill In Gulf of Mexico

    Last week, a pipe owned by offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Company, LLC spilled up to 393,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, reminding many observers of the Deepwater Horizon explosion seven years ago that spewed approximately 210 million gallons of crude into familiar territory. Now, a report from Bloomberg suggests […]

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  • November 2017 Sustainability Series Video: Superscrapers Steal Sun and Sky

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  • CO2 Levels Increased at Record Pace for Second Year

    Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015. The two-year, 6-ppm surge in the greenhouse gas between 2015 and 2017 is unprecedented in the observatory’s 59-year record. And, […]

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  • SC Member Testifies on Dangers of Pesticides/Herbicides

    Sierra Club Member Testifies on Dangers of Pesticides/Herbicides in Letter Below: September 26, 2017 To the members of New York City Council’s Committee on Health: I would like to express my thanks to Committee on Health members for holding this hearing, in particular Councilmember Ben Kallos for introducing Intro 0800-2015, which would ban toxic pesticides […]

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  • Take Action: Sign Divest From Fossil Fuels Petition Now

    Open Letter to New York Comptrollers DiNapoli and Stringer: We want you to do more for our climate future. It’s time to divest New York’s pension funds from fossil fuels. We urge you to direct the six New York State and City pension funds, in total $350 billion, to do the following: 1) Immediately stop […]

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  • Alert: Diller Island is not to be

    Hello Sierrans, Yes, the Diller Island fiasco had to go—2.7 acres of performance spaces on the hurricane-prone Hudson River would have been an environmental disaster. But — what about the other 490 acres of water that are just as likely to suffer from Irma – or Harvey-like wind and rain and flooding? The water part […]

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  • Photo Gallery: Gateway National Recreation Area in Queens

    Check out these lovely photos of Gateway National Recreation Area in Queens taken by Don Riepe, an active Sierra Club member and a leader in the Littoral Society. Check out upcoming Littoral Society events here: http://www.littoralsociety.org/upcoming-events.html

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