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Local nonprofits worry that federal assistance isn’t keeping pace with rising food prices — caused by a mix of global forces such as climate change and the war in Ukraine.
State officials and members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation hope a new environmental lawsuit will provide compensation for natural resources destroyed by a Ford Motor Co. dumping site.
From a 250-foot-long barge moored in Raritan Bay, workers are placing more than 1,100 stone-filled mattresses into the water. They will double as an important habitat for marine species.
The project is part of a pair of renewable energy investments expected to supply a third of the city’s annual electricity usage.
The pollutants, primarily chlorinated solvents and petrochemicals derived from carbon, were first discovered in 2005 by Exxon Mobil and the New York State Department of Transportation as part of a separate cleanup in Greenpoint.
After Hurricane Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority committed $7.7 billion toward sea level resiliency. The investment will only protect the transit system for a limited period of time.
Jerome Foster has been included among a group of advisers to the president–a remarkable journey from protesting in front of the White House
The completion of City Tunnel. No. 3 would help alleviate strain from droughts and the coming climate emergency, but it has cost decades of human toil.
The Special Flushing Waterfront District will erase a two-acre woodland, threaten a salt marsh and bring thousands of new residents into a heavily polluted flood zone that will be seriously impacted by sea-level rise.
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
'I think about how the generation before spent however long in this kind of malaise of complicity,” said 17-year-old Adam Neville.
"This has never been done before and it’s globally significant."
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