NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a

NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a "Pipe" Dream

In the popular cartoon Futurama, a maze of vacuum-powered suction tubes is used to transport people around the city of New New York - but did you know that a similar system is currently…

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Scorching Heat Wave Hits NYC, New Yorkers Warned to Stay Cool

Scorching Heat Wave Hits NYC, New Yorkers Warned to Stay Cool

New Yorkers are being warned to stay cool today as a scorching heat wave hits the city. According to weather prediction site AccuWeather, temperatures in The Big Apple are expected to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $100M For NY Landlords To Find Cleaner Alternatives To Heavy Heating Oils

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that the city's landlords will be receiving more than $100 million in financing to help them switch from heavy heating oils to…

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Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

New Yorker and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wants to green his East Hampton home by juicing it up with wind power. The famous actor recently applied to install a wind turbine on his…

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Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC's First Wind Turbine at a City School

Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC's First Wind Turbine at a City School

This week marked the very first installation of a wind turbine at a New York City school. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited The Town School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side…

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Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One recently announced the winners of their 2012 Green Lab Energy competition, which challenged NYC schools to go head-to-head and see who could conserve the most electricity.…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Rollout of 325 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across NY State

Governor Cuomo Announces Rollout of 325 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across NY State

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that 325 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be rolled out across New York State. The initiative, which awarded $4.4 million…

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Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charging Station Pops Up in New York's Bryant Park

New Yorkers who take lunch at Bryant Park may have noticed a curious solar-powered contraption hanging around - one that charges cell phones! Designed by Brooklynite Tommy Mitchell, the…

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The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The Spectra Pipeline, which will bring natural gas to new areas around New York and New Jersey, has been given the green light. Also called the NJ-NY Expansion Project, it was finally…

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Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

A proposal backed by Google for a wind power transmission line stretching from Virginia to New Jersey cleared a major regulatory hurdle on Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

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New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings,…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the…

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Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

New plans to extract natural gas and oil from shale could bypass New York’s hydraulic fracturing moratorium. The waterless fracking method uses propane instead of the conventional…

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New York City Triples Solar Power Production

New York City Triples Solar Power Production

Thanks to new solar arrays atop ten city buildings, including three police stations, two schools, a fire station, and sanitation department garages, New York City has tripled its solar…

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Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

The towering Wonder Wheel ride has been the symbol of Coney Island for over 90 years. This coming summer, Deno's Wonder Wheel will step into the 21st Century with a new set of…

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FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

image via Spectra Energy The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has endorsed the proposal for a natural gas pipeline that will stretch through New York City and New Jersey and hook…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

Fresh on the heals of NYC's announcement for a clean energy project at Freshkills Park, a study just released by New York State and NOAA aims to make off-shore wind development become a…

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Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

In a step to help New Yorkers conserve water, the Department of Environmental Protection will soon offer vouchers to those who convert to low-flow toilets. As part of the Bloomberg…

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

This week the town of Dryden, New York won a court case giving it the right to ban hydrofracking for natural gas within its borders. The case is a major victory for fracking opponents…

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6…

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