New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.  If signed into law, it would make New York the second U.S. state to aim for a carbon-neutral economy, following an executive order signed by then California Governor Jerry Brown last year to make that state carbon neutral by 2045. The marathon session stretched past 2 a.m. Thursday before the votes were tallied with 104 in favor to 35 against. Assemblymember Thomas Abinanti said, before voting yes, that the bill represents hope for the future. “There’s an old adage, that we don’t inherit the Earth […]