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A new study examines the nation’s aging energy infrastructure and how climate change will impact power generation. For the Northeast, flooding is a serious concern because plants are located near water.
New York City tends to quiet down in the winter, but the critters inhabiting its parks still manage to keep wildlife technician Marty Woess running around.
Discarded cigarette butts are full of microplastics and toxic chemicals, and scientists say they’re a threat to human health and the environment.
Cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 85% will require big changes from the state’s economic drivers – and its residents.
The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission will no longer vote on a contract to begin construction on a gas power plant in Newark.
The demolition of East River Park marks the last chapter in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s climate change legacy.
What you need to know about New York’s statewide ban on polystyrene foam and packing peanuts, which takes effect Jan. 1.
A new law will set tight air pollution limits on new building construction that curtails dependence on fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
The last stated meeting of the City Council included legislation to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, publicly post wages and help prevent birds from colliding with buildings.
De Blasio achieved success toward making New York City carbon neutral by 2050, but his administration struggled to break ground on its storm surge and sea level rise infrastructure projects.
"Anti-democracy forces are drowning out common-sense reforms with fear-mongering scare tactics, and voters are listening."
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.
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