Mayor Bloomberg kicked off Climate Week 2011 yesterday with the release of the annual PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reported a 12 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions…
New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the…
We haven't heard much lately about the continuing battle to have PCB-tainted light fixtures removed from city schools, but on Wednesday, NYC parents filed a federal lawsuit in response…
Despite NYC's solar policy, incentive programs, and the numerous economic and environmental benefits that come with it, only a few homeowners in NYC have been able to install solar…
The geese saga continues as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced last week an expected round up of 700 to 800 Canada geese from parks in and around the…
Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named…
The Complete Streets Legislation unanimously passed both the state Senate and the Assembly yesterday with Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the new legislation into law. The law…
The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011, a bill that aims to bring huge environmental and economic benefits to New York, is set to be voted on in the State Assembly today. In New York…
On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more…
New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with…
It's a question we think about a lot here at Inhabitat: what is a sustainable city? Is it LEED certified buildings? Efficient public transportation? An abundance of green space? This…
Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.
Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program's progress since its launch four years ago.
Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY
Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable…
Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'
The fact that PCBs have been leaking into New York City's schools for months is bad enough, but now the situation has been even further complicated with the discovery of asbestos.
The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration's 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.
MTA says artists are in violation of trademark laws by selling art work that is printed on MetroCards.
Supporters of PPW controversial bike lane turn out by the hundreds on Sunday, April 10.
NYSERDA launched an incentive program for thermal solar systems, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to swap electric hot water systems for solar-powered systems.
The NYC City Council approved three new green building codes, all of which call for more energy-efficient roofs.
Signed into law last year, New York State's Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act takes effect today.
The Green Taxis Act of 2011 calls for changing the federal law to allow cities to set their own efficiency standards for taxi cabs.
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