Climate Change

Officials encouraged New Yorkers to stay home, but there’s no guarantee the air inside is clean. Here’s a guide on keeping your indoor air as pollution-free as possible — including how to build a filter with a box fan.
To help renters make better-informed choices, leases must disclose a property’s propensity to flood and whether it suffered flood damage in the past.
The company marketing the technology is promising to save building owners from hefty fines under Local Law 97. But city officials say it doesn’t fit the current law.
The SUNY school on Long Island will lead a partnership of academic institutions, nonprofits and community groups to come up with climate solutions.
The wide-ranging agenda, known as PlaNYC, includes proposals for electric car chargers, free solar arrays, and help for New Yorkers living in flood zones.
Last week, the Housing Authority pulled down data on its website after THE CITY found nearly every one of its 2,100 buildings really scored grades of D and F.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — a topic his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
A block in Hollis, Queens, where a family died during Hurricane Ida is now considered a state priority. But a similar block in Woodside isn’t on the final map.
The Street Vendor Project hopes rechargeable electric power supplies can improve air quality and reduce fossil fuel use.
Warmer weather and other ecosystem shifts have the city’s gardeners and foresters staring at ‘existential questions in horticulture.’
Though too toxic to eat, the seaweed in Newtown Creek, Gowanus Bay and the East River could suck up carbon and pollutants, bolstering marine ecosystems.
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Lower-income households could see as much as $15,000 in emergency cash assistance after an extreme deluge.
Home gas and electric bills could increase to pay for the utility’s infrastructure investments — including some that would hinder the state’s ambitious climate goals, advocates say.
New Yorkers can dump food scraps and other organic material, and even plastic bags, into new bins popping up around the city.
A state Supreme Court judge ruled that the public interest was “incontestable” and warned that further delays would only rack up the project’s price tag.
New York has the only electric solution on the East Coast for idling cruise ships burning toxic diesel fuel, but despite Eric Adams’ commitments, shore power won’t be ready in time.
The city’s longest-ever stretch without snow previously ran from 2019 to the end of 2020. We matched and exceeded that record at the beginning of 2022.
In a pilot program at NYCHA, households with induction stoves showed a 35% decrease in nitrogen dioxide and a nearly 43% difference in carbon monoxide.
A series of renderings offer a glimpse at a proposal that could be what a resiliency expert called “the largest transformation of our waterfront since the Robert Moses era.”
Finally armed with a roadmap for how to achieve the environmental mandates outlined by a sweeping new state law, it’s now up to legislators to advance those policies.
Water tables that rise with sea levels can inundate basements, ruin underground infrastructure and render anti-flooding strategies ineffective. After a nearly decade-long hiatus, the feds are starting up monitoring again.