There are more than 8 million humans in this city — but we’re not the only living things who can proudly call themselves New Yorkers. Raccoons, deer, dolphins, coyotes, birds of all kinds and, of course, rats live among us, hustling to survive — just like anyone else.. And whether they fly, walk, or swim […]
When New York banned single-use plastic bags in 2020, environmental activists hailed the new law and vowed to push for more eco-friendly legislation. But more than three years later, they say a lack of robust enforcement has allowed scores of stores, including several major national chains, to continue handing out plastic bags to customers. “This […]
The state Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday rejected a request by developers of wind and solar for a financial boost. The decision by the commission, which regulates utilities and oversees rates, raises questions over whether the key clean energy projects — planned around the state and in the Atlantic Ocean — will move forward […]
With bills to set emergency protocols and clear public information, Councilmember Lincoln Restler offers a playbook for the next time an orange haze engulfs the city.
Under new proposed rules to Local Law 97, buildings that show a good faith effort to meet carbon caps could get a reprieve. But some backers of the law say the delay isn’t warranted.
An auto repair shop’s departure this week will allow the EPA to begin cleaning up radiological contamination that’s been sitting for decades at the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company site in Ridgewood.
Many of the small composters that had stepped in to provide New Yorkers options during the pandemic are pivoting to collecting commercial organic waste.
More than a year after the electric utility promised to pay renewable energy subscribers for overdue credits, thousands of customers are not getting what is owed.
New York also has a ‘green amendment’ enshrined in its constitution, and the decision in Big Sky Country could affect how it is applied.
A green vision decades in the making received design approval, but land pivotal to construction is needed from the MTA.