Are you willing to pay $7 per month to reduce pollution related deaths and asthma incidence?

Environmental Economics

I know the title is an ill-formed question, but that's the essence of the question facing federal regulators right now: Proposed federal clean-air rules could have a profound impact on American Electric Power, leading to an increase in electricity bills, the closing or partial closing of 11 power plants and the loss of 600 jobs, the company said. The Columbus-based utility released its plan yesterday for complying with the proposal, while also asking for Congress to intervene.

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New apartments bring sustainable architecture to the Upper West Side


However, 470 Columbus and West 83rd Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is about to get some new, Passive House-certified apartments that will put sustainability front and center on the block.

Insuring Nature, Ensuring Resilience

Cool Green Science

Natural capital provides critical services—clean air to breathe, healthy water to drink, fertile soil to grow our food, abundant fish to eat, a stable climate to live in, and—very important for today’s conversation—protection from floods and storms. For example, we’ve found that planting a new forest can be a cost-effective strategy for businesses to comply with air quality requirements. Bioswale on Columbus street in Manhattan.

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