Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds “We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst…

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NY Attorney General forces world's largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

NY Attorney General forces world's largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

New York’s Attorney General has reached an historic agreement with Peabody Energy Corporation today over the coal giant’s false statements about the environmental impact of its…

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'Cool Globes' eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

'Cool Globes' eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you're walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an…

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Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York's Shinnecock Nation

Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York's Shinnecock Nation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Shinnecock Nation today in order to kick off Tribal Solarthon. The two-week event, organized by Grid Alternative, is part of…

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Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC's fight against climate change

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC's fight against climate change

Mayor Bill de Blasio http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/de-blasio/ announced yesterday his proposal that NYC’s pension funds divest from coal. This marks the most recent development in the…

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Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

A statewide ban on fracking, enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo last December, protects the land and residents of New York from the dangerous practice of extracting natural gas through…

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

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Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met. Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC…

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$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the Metro North Railroad improvement project, worth $2.1 million, is complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North…

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents. Related: New…

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio.…

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new…

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NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity…

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times…

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TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

The three partners at thread collective always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the…

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design,…

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy…

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New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

New report shows a simple fix that could save NYC buildings $11 million per year

Residential buildings in New York have been reaching soaring new heights, but a new study says that the cost of heating them doesn’t have to be through the roof. The report,…

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

"Our heritage was born in Ireland and green is the honorary color for St. Patrick's Day so we really wanted to play that up and do something special with the ball for this holiday,"…

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