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New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

New York City Council to vote on disposable grocery bag 10-cent fee

April 4, 2014


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The New York City Council has proposed a bill that would mandate a 10-cent fee on all disposable plastic and paper bags used at grocery stores, aiming to make the city more environmentally conscious by promoting the use of reusable bags. If passed, New York City will follow the example of Washington, D.C....

NYU professor, scientists find behavioral link in problems over climate change

NYU professor, scientists find behavioral link in problems over climate change

October 30, 2013


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Instant gratification may play a large role in an individual’s willingness to slow the effects of climate change. In a study published Oct. 20 in the environmental journal Nature Climate Change, NYU environmental studies professor Jennifer Jacquet and a team of five scientists from around the world su...