Josh Marks

 

Environmental journalist Josh Marks writes about climate change, clean energy and sustainable transportation for Inhabitat. He has written on topics as diverse as state film incentives and professional sports for media outlets including Variety, The National Memo, Rant Sports, Green American and Sea Technology Magazine.

Citi Bikes to start projecting lasers onto the streets

Citi Bikes to start projecting lasers onto the streets

NYC's Citi Bike is aiming to make the already safe bike sharing scheme (nearly 37 million trips since the system's installation in 2013 and zero fatalities) even safer by installing…

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Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

The power of the sun is out of reach for many low-income New Yorkers who might want the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy but don't own a rooftop or lack the financial…

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Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Penn Station reminds many visitors of a rundown suburban mall rather than a world-class transportation hub for the city that calls itself the greatest on the globe. The dirty, decrepit,…

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The most sustainable city in the US is...

The most sustainable city in the US is...

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global…

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Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

New York City and New York State stand to benefit from last Friday's announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Amtrak will be the recipient of the largest single loan in the…

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NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of efforts to become more climate resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy-type flooding as global warming increases…

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Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries…

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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved the Empire State's clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of…

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available…

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NYC unveils plans for redesigned

NYC unveils plans for redesigned "accordion" subway cars and renovated stations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced plans for redesigned subway cars and renovated stations as part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to improve the NYC…

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage…

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard brought their vision for a clean energy future to New York City with the successful landing of their sun-powered, zero emissions…

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community…

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York 'Energy to Lead' competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the…

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New York launches climate science data website

New York launches climate science data website

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched a new website to help communities with climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Climate Change…

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World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

Thirteen years after the tragic 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center has officially re-opened its doors for business. On Monday, media company Condé Nast began moving into One World…

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Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

A new report from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) titled "All Green Buildings Great and Small" finds that smaller and older NYC rental buildings are missing out on…

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Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

NYC green company Urban Stone diverts stone construction waste from landfills and recycles it into green building materials. But in addition to improving the environment, they are also…

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green…

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate…

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Join the Largest Climate March in History When it Comes to NYC Next Week

Join the Largest Climate March in History When it Comes to NYC Next Week

In what one participating organization is calling a "holy sh*t response to a holy sh*t climate moment", tens of thousands of climate activists from around the world are planning to…

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New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

A new Natural History Museum is opening in Queens as a response to concerns of corruption at NYC's American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.'s Museum of Natural History and…

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Can You Spot All of the Symbolism in the New World Trade Center Logo?

Can You Spot All of the Symbolism in the New World Trade Center Logo?

Visitors to the 16-acre World Trade Center complex on Wednesday witnessed the site's newest addition -- a fresh logo that is part of a $3.57 million branding effort. Designed by Landor…

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NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's recently released $41 billion affordable housing plan to create or preserve 200,000 units for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers over the next…

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