Nonprofit that saved NJ environmental school poised to take over — with $1M in funding
Lawmakers approved a bill last Wednesday to hand management of the School of Conservation to a nonprofit run by the school’s longtime supporters.
Jul 4, 10:01 AM
Permit denied: New York says Bitcoin mining operation in Finger Lakes violates climate law
Greenidge Generation, the natural gas-fueled facility, is supposed to close under the decision. But its owners plan to keep operating, as they fight for an appeal.
Jun 30, 5:44 PM
As giant trash bins come to NYC, will the city’s garbage heaps become a thing of the past?
New details emerge on a $1.3-million pilot program that hopes to end the practice of dumping garbage and recycling bags onto sidewalks.
Updated: Jun 28, 4:00 PM
NJ Superfund lawsuit offers tribal land a path from contamination to cultural restoration
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.
Updated: Jun 28, 9:30 AM
National Grid’s pivot to ‘renewable’ natural gas would require more pipelines, keep producing carbon
New York’s natural gas provider says it is transitioning to “biogas” naturally released from landfills, wastewater or cow farms. But would the project reduce carbon emissions, or is it full of manure?
May 6, 5:00 AM
NJ cluster of brain cancer prompts investigation
New Jersey health officials are investigating a cluster of rare brain tumors after all the cases were revealed to share a potential link to a high school in Middlesex County.
Apr 26, 2:01 PM
After months of delay, NY still reviewing 4,000 public comments for Finger Lakes power plant owned by Bitcoin miners
Two Cornell University researchers showed Monday that much of the review could be conducted in less than a week with free online tools.
Apr 25, 3:46 PM
This Earth Day, don’t forget to turn off your lights
April 22nd marks the start International Dark Sky Week, a reminder that light pollution has impacts on human health, animals, plants and climate change.
Apr 22, 1:49 PM
Health experts press Murphy to stop plans for Newark’s 4th power plant
More than 100 health professionals sent Gov. Phil Murphy a letter urging him to reject the project’s permits.
Apr 21, 8:00 AM
American Lung Association: NYC’s air quality is improving, but still gets a failing grade
The annual State of the Air report once again gave failing grades to ozone levels in Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx and Suffolk County. But Staten Island managed to improve to a D.
Apr 21, 12:06 AM
This new dashboard tells New Yorkers how far the city is from achieving its climate goals
The New York City Comptroller’s office has released a climate dashboard to help residents and decision-makers track the metro area’s progress on global warming mitigation efforts and extreme weather preparedness.
Apr 18, 3:00 PM
Open Orchard art project aims to restore NYC’s long-lost fruit trees
Most of these historic fruits were once plentiful on the city’s grassy knolls and hills. But they’ve since been mostly lost to climate change and mass agriculture.
Apr 11, 10:35 AM
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