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New York State’s $226bn pension fund moves to divest from oil and gas companies

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New York State Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, has announced that the $226 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund) is moving to divest from the riskiest oil and gas companies by 2025 and decarbonise by 2040. Tom DiNapoli New York’s announcement on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 is said to be the biggest leap forward worldwide on climate finance action in 2020, an ...

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Designers propose natural terrain amid New York’s skyscrapers


US designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu have proposed transforming Manhattan‘s Central Park into a sunken landscape encircled by a below-grade megastructure with office, housing, retail and cultural space. Titled “New York Horizon,” the project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers. The annual ideas contest began in 2006. Sun and Wu have proposed ...

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Radioactive water leaks at New York plant


Radioactive water overflowed into groundwater at the Indian Point nuclear facility in New York on Saturday, resulting in increased radioactivity at the site. The contamination did not go offsite and doesn’t pose a threat to the public. Indian Point is located about 35 miles north of New York City and has been under more scrutiny from Governor Andrew Cuomo for ...

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Nigeria to unveil MDGs end-point report at UN Assembly

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The Nigerian government will on Friday, 25th September unveil the country’s final status report on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. A statement issued by the Media Consultant to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Desmond Utomwen, stated that the Nigeria MDGs end-point report would ...

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Demand sound UN goals, Nigeria urged


The action/2015 movement has urged the Nigerian government to use its weight to demand action on poverty, inequality and climate change at crucial negotiations next week in New York (17-20 February 2015). The negotiations in New York will set the overall vision of the next set of sustainable development goals – key agreements that will set global goals for the ...

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