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Mueller reported to give Barr three weeks' heads-up that he would not make a conclusion on Trump obstruction of justice. Also on the Tuesday rundown: Poverty figures into student literacy. Plus, natural-gas waste is higher than average on Navajo lands.

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In 2016, New Yorkers recycled more than 5 billion beverage containers. (pxhere)

NEW YORK — Environmental groups are hoping to get an expanded bottle deposit law passed with the state budget. The budget is due next Monday, April 1, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators still are negotiating over several outstanding issues. More than 50 organizations have signed a l

Coastal wetlands are natural barriers that can help protect against storm damage. (Andrea Sears)

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – The town of East Hampton, New York, will soon be demolishing a house so the land can once again serve as a protective buffer against storm damage. The 3.2-acre plot is next to a large tract of protected wetland along Accabonac Harbor. The demolition is part of an effort

Converting land to corn production has reduced the amount of milkweed, the main food for monarch butterflies. (leoleobobeo/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – A new report says the push for biofuels is causing serious environmental damage. The Renewable Fuel Standard or RFS was intended to reduce reliance on oil imports and cut air pollution. It requires that all gasoline for transportation sold in the United States contain at least 10

Offshore wind will be critical to meeting the goal of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030. (PTNorbert/pixabay)

ALBANY, N. Y. – New York can meet its renewable-energy goals. That's the message clean-energy advocates are delivering to state lawmakers today. The state's clean-energy standard calls for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to raise that to 70 percent. At a pol

Studies show startups with at least one woman performed 63 percent better than all male teams. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — A group that funds renewable-energy projects is calling for a new focus on diversity. Funding for nonprofit organizations generally follows media coverage, but a new study from The Solutions Project, a grant-making organization, shows wide gender and racial disparities in media

Extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy are just some of the consequences of climate change. (FEMA)

NEW YORK - Organized labor is coming out in support of a national "Green New Deal." On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced a resolution calling on Congress to combat global climate change by investing in sustainable infrastructure and creating mi

Siting wind farms in developed areas such as agricultural land can avoid impacts on wildlife habitat. (Barmac53/pixaby)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Conservationists say the push to expand clean, renewable energy sources is a top priority, but it needs to be done in a way that protects wildlife. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Green New Deal proposes more than doubling large scale, land based wind farms and almost quadrupling the stat

Gov. Andrew Cuoma wants to more than double new large scale, land based wind and solar projects. (4dr14nqg/pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a massive expansion of clean energy in New York. In his State of the State and Budget address on Tuesday, the governor called for a commitment to move New York State to 70 percent carbon free electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040, the mos

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