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Subject NYC's Latest Composting Expansion
Date January 26, 2023 5:00 PM
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Organic waste collection has become a growing priority as the city seeks to reduce the amount of waste in landfills.

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** City on the Edge: Climate Change and New York City
Welcome to City Limits' City on the Edge newsletter, where we feature reporting and as resources for readers about climate, health and the environment in New York City.

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Sanitation Department Adds 200 ‘Smart ([link removed]) Bins’ in NYC’s Latest Composting Expansion ([link removed])
Organic waste collection has become a growing priority as the city seeks to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, though its composting efforts have been rolled out in fits and starts over the last decade.

Hochul’s ‘Cap-and-Invest’ Climate Plan Stirs Skepticism From Environmentalists & Polluters Alike ([link removed])
The program will charge companies for carbon pollution and introduce a novel rebate initiative that promises to distribute $1 billion to New Yorkers. But environmentalists say its success will rest on how exactly the state designs the program, to ensure it doesn’t allow companies to essentially pay to pollute without meaningfully lowering emissions.

They Were Pregnant During a Climate Disaster. Do Their Children Carry the Scars? ([link removed])
New studies have found that the mental development of children exposed to Superstorm Sandy in utero are associated with stress. This article originally appeared in Nexus Media News and the Guardian.

Opinion: Breaking Down Unnecessary Barriers to Electrification in New York ([link removed])
“The Building Code Council can and should take action now. They have the legal tools to change the code to include electrification in new constructions as a mechanism to achieve climate goals.”
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** Opinion: Reducing the City’s Waste is Good for New York State
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** “Addressing New York City’s organic waste output isn’t just about keeping our streets rodent free. It’s about communities across the country where our waste ends up in polluting incinerators and towering landfills.”

-- NYC Councilmember Sandy Nurse and State Assemblymember Anna Kelles
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** Meet Our New Climate Reporter: Mariana Simões
[link removed] Simões joined City Limits this month covering climate and the environment. She is a Brazilian investigative journalist covering climate, politics and urban issues in Brazil and the United States. Her work has appeared in global outlets like The New York Times, The Economist, Vice, Aljazeera, USA Today and others. She coordinated award-winning multimedia projects for Brazilian investigative news agency, Agencia Publica, and ran Brazil’s first cultural center for journalism. Simoes is a Columbia University J-school alum.

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