by Alan Pyke Posted on May 12, 2015
State lawmakers are trying to dictate what foods can and can't get bought with safety net money in 2015. They haven't learned much from the dozen-year history of "junk food bans" for food stamps families.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on November 5, 2014
Berkeley has done what dozens of cities and states have unsuccessfully attempted: impose a measure that would reduce consumption and raise revenue.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on June 26, 2014
The state's highest court refused to reinstate Bloomberg's ambitious regulation against supersize sodas.
by Jeff Spross Posted on June 24, 2014
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and several others released a report today detailing the massive economic risk presented by climate change.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on May 29, 2014
With the beginning of hurricane season just around the corner, the environmental community is wondering what happened to the momentum built by the Bloomberg administration.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 13, 2014
A watchdog group finds that money spent on tobacco lobbying in New York in the first half of 2013 was greater than the previous two years combined.
by Ryan Koronowski Posted on February 5, 2014
Earning points for recycling. Flood planning. Anaerobic digesting. Bicycle sharing. Cutting parking. There's a huge variety of actions cities are taking right now to address climate change.
by Joanna M. Foster Posted on December 23, 2013
2013 may have seen its share of climate grinches, but now it's time to toast the climate champs of the year.
by Aviva Shen Posted on December 18, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacts to the New York Times' series on homelessness by arguing, "If you are poor and homeless you’d be better off in New York City than anyplace else."
by Aviva Shen Posted on December 16, 2013
Bloomberg seems determined to invalidate a law to require businesses that receive $1 million in city aid to pay their workers a living wage.