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The Zero Waste Future is Now, and it’s in Brooklyn

Dec 23, 2013

New York City has entered a new frontier of sustainability by turning food and human waste into energy that will heat our homes and businesses. And it is all going to

Last Updated (Thursday, February 06, 2014 01:37 PM)


Safeguarding Staten Island's East Shore From Future Hurricanes

Dec 17, 2013

The city announced last week that it will spend $100 million on flood-prevention infrastructure upgrades for the New Dorp Beach and South Beach areas of Staten Island. Those two neighborhoods

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 10:40 AM)


Industry's Opposition To Foam Ban Cleared Away

Dec 17, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial plan to ban foam food containers just got less controversial. The Dart Container Corp., a leading manufacturer of foam and plastic products, dropped its opposition to the

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:20 PM)


Countdown To Approval For Rockaway Pipeline

Dec 09, 2013

It’s possible to build and operate the Rockaway pipeline without doing serious harm to the local environment, federal regulators say. But the pipeline’s operator must agree to a series of

Last Updated (Monday, December 09, 2013 01:40 AM)


Preparing For Climate Change: What Community Boards Say

Oct 23, 2013

New York’s City Hall and some of its community boards show an at-times striking disconnect over ongoing preparations for the impacts of climate change, as revealed in board-by-board reporting conducted

Last Updated (Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:24 AM)