NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.…

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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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'Climate Inaction' figures call out Trump and other climate change deniers

'Climate Inaction' figures call out Trump and other climate change deniers

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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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Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

NYC thunderstorm caused electricity prices to spike 1,000% on Monday This summer has been a mega scorcher, with high heat, intense humidity, and a flurry of thunderstorms all working…

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The study evaluates a…

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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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Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

According to a new study, the iconic Statue of Liberty may be at risk due to climate change. The study, "World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate," named the iconic NYC landmark…

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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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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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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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NYC's iconic MetLife building becomes a vertical farm in quirky architecture comic

NYC's iconic MetLife building becomes a vertical farm in quirky architecture comic

Metals in Construction magazine recently sponsored a design contest for the renovation of one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks, the 50+ story MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue. Among…

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NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major…

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which…

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New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state's first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase…

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See which buildings in your 'hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

See which buildings in your 'hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

Web developer Jill Hubley is on a mission to inform us all with her interactive maps. First, she created a crazy interactive map of the location of each NYC tree species and now, she's…

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next…

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green “This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New…

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