Climate Change

Carolyn Kaster / AP

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says President Trump’s removal of the United States from the Paris climate accord is a “devastating failure of historic proportions,” which will go down as one of the worst things to happen in the 21st century.  

Kevin Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo says he’ll sign an executive order committing the state to meet the Paris accord standards, calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement “reckless” and “irresponsible.”​ 

Jordan Bowman / WSHU

Stony Brook University scientists have found links between increased toxic algae blooms in the North Atlantic and global warming.

Richard Drew / AP

In a report released Wednesday, the MTA, the nation’s largest public transit system, called climate change an urgent reality. The agency says it’s budgeted about $3 billion toward addressing climate change’s biggest threats.

Jim Cole / AP

Roads and railroads flooded, and beaches destroyed. This could be the reality for communities near Long Island Sound, and the East and Hudson Rivers if projections in a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation report bear out.

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