Category: Natural Resources News

Intensive Grazing For Carbon Capture

The following link is for a very interesting article from the NY Times on using intensive grazing in ways that build healthy soils while sequestering carbon.  A number of our local farmers are using this type of grazing and are very enthusiastic. This is part of the efforts being made on regenerative agriculture techniques. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/climate/regenerative-grazing-cattle-climate.html

New York State’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Moves to Divest from Riskiest Oil and Gas Companies

December 9, 2020 New York State’s $226 Billion Pension Fund Moves to Divest from Riskiest Oil and Gas CompaniesBig news today! New York State just became the largest pension fund in the world to take comprehensive climate action, including fossil fuel divestment. The $226 billion state pension fund will review and divest from the riskiest oil and gas companies within 4...

Environmental Groups Earn Unprecedented Climate Concessions in NYSEG/RG&E Gas Rate Case

November 19, 2020 Environmental Groups Earn Unprecedented Climate Concessions in NYSEG/RG&E Gas Rate CaseThe following is a press release concerning the NYSEG/RG&E gas and electric rate cases that were presented to the Public Service Commission. The agreements produced, particularly in the gas rate case, will have important impacts on our ability to move towards a fossil free future. Gas Rate Case Press...

New Exhibit on Climate Change at PRI

November 18, 2020 New Exhibit on Climate Change at PRIThe Paleontological Research Institute has a new exhibit on climate change called “Changing Climate:Our Future, Our Choice.” There is an exhibit at the museum and an online version based on it can be found at https://www.museumoftheearth.org/changing-climate . Also check out their book “The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change.”