Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Enduring a brutally hot summer in New York City may end up killing you. A new study released this week says thanks to global warming and the “urban island” effect, NYC mortality…

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce…

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Olafur Eliasson Brings Pieces of Actual Iceland Glacier to His EXPO 1 Exhibit at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Olafur Eliasson Brings Pieces of Actual Iceland Glacier to His EXPO 1 Exhibit at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago, around AD 1200, which sheds some light on the curious title of the piece. As PS1 puts it, “the…

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Roller Coaster Sunk by Hurricane Sandy Set to Be Removed Next Week

Roller Coaster Sunk by Hurricane Sandy Set to Be Removed Next Week

The famous Jersey Shore roller coaster that ended up in the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy is slated to be removed from the waters by this time next week. The coaster, which has…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

As New Yorkers, we often take clean water for granted, but there's a lot of money and effort being applied behind the scenes to make sure we have access to it. Yesterday, Mayor…

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EPA Announces Over $500 Million to Repair Sandy-Damaged Waterways in NY and NJ

EPA Announces Over $500 Million to Repair Sandy-Damaged Waterways in NY and NJ

The Environmental Protection Agency announced recently that they will provide over $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to the state of New York and state of New Jersey to…

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11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Discovered in NY/NJ Waterways Post Hurricane Sandy

11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Discovered in NY/NJ Waterways Post Hurricane Sandy

A new report by non-profit research organization Climate Central shows that Hurricane Sandy did more damage than we thought. According to the report, 11 billion gallons of sewage - the…

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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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