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New York's heat-vulnerable neighborhoods need to go green to cool off
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New York's heat-vulnerable neighborhoods need to go green to cool off

The city sees itself as a climate leader, but organizers in those communities say its response to the ravages of climate change has been far from adequate.
climate emergencies overwhelm local responders
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Our towns aren’t equipped to handle climate emergencies

Offices of emergency management across the country are a patchwork quilt of cash-strapped departments.
Residents fight to keep composting from getting trashed in New York City's COVID-19 budget cuts
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Residents fight to keep composting from getting trashed in New York City's COVID-19 budget cuts

Advocates say composting programs will help the city meet its climate goals, reduce the pollution faced by communities near landfills and save money in the long run.
Pennsylvania DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year
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Pennsylvania DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.  
Cuts to South FL national parks feared under management plan

Cuts to South FL national parks feared under management plan

The National Park Service has ordered superintendents of South Florida’s three parks and national preserve to combine management. Critics worry it will lead to cuts at parks already struggling with dwindling budgets.
White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels
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White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels

Document also suggests substantial cuts to Energy Department staffing.

Government scientists blocked from the biggest meeting in their field
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Government scientists blocked from the biggest meeting in their field

The Interior Department mandated steep cuts in the number of its scientists attending the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union.

This year, the Interior Department cut the number of employees allowed to attend the world's biggest geoscience conference by 60 percent.
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