New York City Council Effectively Bans Gas In New Building Construction
A new law will set tight air pollution limits on new building construction that curtails dependence on fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
Dec 15, 2021 11:29 PM
This Brooklyn Chemical Spill Is Constantly Spewing Fumes. The EPA Wants It To Be A Superfund Site.
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.
Updated: Nov 8, 2021 8:30 PM
How Will NYC’s Next Mayor Tackle Clean Energy And Climate Change?
The next mayor will face dual crises—recovering from the pandemic and confronting climate change.
Jun 2, 2021 4:45 PM
So Long, Indian Point Nuclear Plant. Hello, More Fossil Fuels.
Some environmentalists celebrated the closure due to the energy plant’s proximity to New York City, but it has sinister immediate implications for the state’s climate goals.
Apr 30, 2021 5:54 PM
National Grid Is Building A Natural Gas Pipeline Through North Brooklyn. But Do We Need It?
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
Apr 16, 2021 10:01 AM
As De Blasio Touts Climate Change Divestment, NYC's 'Designated Banks' Continue To Invest In Fossil Fuels
Nearly one year after the initial divestment pledge was made, the city is still doing business with the institutions directly responsible for the climate crisis.
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 5:27 PM
Why Isn't Solar Energy Spreading Faster In NYC?
66% of the city's rooftops could harness solar energy, but most development so far has been centered on Staten Island.
Updated: May 31, 2016 10:22 PM
Columbia Threatens To Suspend Students Demanding Fossil Fuel Divestment
The Columbia College Student Council called the threat of suspension an "overly severe sanction" for a non-violent protest.
Updated: Apr 18, 2016 10:17 PM
2012 Weather: We're All Sunglass-Sporting Frogs In A Slowly Boiling Pot
To put it in perspective, 7,775 weather stations broke daily high records in March, including "the icebox of America," International Falls, Minnesota.
Updated: Apr 9, 2012 10:53 PM
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