NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway recently announced plans to outfit the empty rooftop of a Department of Environmental Protection wastewater treatment plant in Staten Island with…

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10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

10 Global Companies Join PlaNYC Carbon Challenge to Cut Greenhouse Emissions

New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017 has taken another step in the right direction. At a press conference at Rockefeller University yesterday,…

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NYC Architecture Cruise Sheds Light on the Future of the City’s Waterfront Post-Sandy

NYC Architecture Cruise Sheds Light on the Future of the City’s Waterfront Post-Sandy

Image via Classic Harbor Line New York’s waterfront tours are shifting focus as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the island’s infrastructure. In a nautical speaker…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three New Green Bills That Address Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg Signs Three New Green Bills That Address Climate Change

Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t wasting any time on combating climate change and greening the Big Apple as his third term comes to a close. Recently, he signed three new critical pieces…

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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

With all the dire predictions about climate change in the news, it’s easy to start thinking that the problem is too large to even begin to untangle. But a new report released by…

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Mayor Bloomberg Stresses Greening of New York City in Final State of the City Address

Mayor Bloomberg Stresses Greening of New York City in Final State of the City Address

Yesterday Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address, and not surprisingly, the focus of his talk was on making NYC an even greener place than it is now. In…

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10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

Image ©TheClookie The snow from last weekend’s winter storm Nemo has mostly melted, but one resilient snowman in Washington Heights simply refuses to melt! The ten-foot-tall…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined NYC’s new Hurricane Sandy Recovery plan, which shows how the allotted $1.77 billion in federal grants will be used. The funds will aid…

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EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

EPA Grant Will Help Protect New York's Salt Marshes

New York City’s tidal wetlands will soon be getting some much-needed attention thanks to a Wetlands Program Development Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The funds will…

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Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Cuomo Plans to Devote $1.5 Billion for Solar Programs in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to give a California run for its money by amping up New York’s solar game. In his recent State of the State address, the governor announced a plan to…

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Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Recreate NY-Home Buyout Program Would Give Hurricane Sandy Victims Option to Relocate

Governor Andrew Cuomo tackled some serious post-Hurricane Sandy issues this week in his 2013 State of the State address, including a very important proposed program that would give…

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Governor Cuomo's 2013 State of the State Calls for Storm Preparation, Clean Tech Innovation and Tougher Assault Weapon Legislation

Governor Cuomo's 2013 State of the State Calls for Storm Preparation, Clean Tech Innovation and Tougher Assault Weapon Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State address, entitled "New York Rising", earlier this afternoon. As expected, some of the main points the governor…

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NYS 2100 Commission Recommends Major Changes to Cope With Worsening Storms

NYS 2100 Commission Recommends Major Changes to Cope With Worsening Storms

A new 175-page study conducted by the NYS 2100 Commission is recommending major changes to New York’s coastlines to better cope with worsening storms. Formed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo…

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PHOTOS: Occupy Sandy Film Premier Projected Over East Village Mobil Gas Station

PHOTOS: Occupy Sandy Film Premier Projected Over East Village Mobil Gas Station

The 20-minute film featured interviews with residents, volunteers and activists at Occupy Sandy headquarters and in some of New York's worst affected disaster sites - the Rockaways in…

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Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new…

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NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

Although most nature lovers may agree that walking barefoot on wood beats doing so on concrete, the new materials to be used are actually more environmentally-friendly in many ways. The…

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Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

New reports are showing that Hurricane Sandy took a toll not only on our city’s real estate, but also our health. Although a portion of the salvageable homes damaged by the storm…

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Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Photo of fallen tree in Bed Stuy by Martina Maffini It's clear that Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on New York, but this week, Governor Cuomo gave his estimate of exactly…

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NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

After the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York City is getting prepped for the future with a plan to build disaster shelters out of shipping containers. Rather than…

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Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Despite the tireless efforts of volunteers in the Rockaways and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, some homes simply could not be salvaged. Over the weekend, The NY Times…

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Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

According to Xu and Zhang, a lattice work of flowing membranes would be draped around building bases and the ground. This membrane would be made of a material that reacts differently to…

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President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will arrive in New York today to visit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Accompanied by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg, Obama will…

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Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and More Join Snooki and the Situation to Raise Money on MTV's

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and More Join Snooki and the Situation to Raise Money on MTV's "Restore the Shore" Telethon Tonight

 Rap maven Nicki Minaj will be showing her support for the battered Seaside boardwalk. Donate now at restoretheshore.indiegogo.com. Anyone who donates $25 or more will also receive…

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