Climate Change

One house was rebuilt, one propped up on stilts, and one given back to nature.
Mirroring the East Coast Resiliency Project but with less of a fight — so far — the Battery Park City Authority plans to guard the neighborhood from flooding by raising Wagner Park over 10 feet higher than it is now.
Many environmental and labor leaders pitch New York’s clean energy transition as a way to employ young and marginalized people — little consolation to workers in fossil-fuel industries worried about job loss.
Under New York’s sweeping climate law, certain neighborhoods are guaranteed to get attention and money if they qualify as disadvantaged. Find out how to check your block’s designation — and weigh in on the process.
It’ll take a small town’s supply of juice to fuel the hundreds of emissions-free coaches the MTA plans to add to its 5,800-strong fleet. Not to mention all the depots that will have to be modified and workers retrained.
Under a legislative proposal due for introduction next week, all New Yorkers would be required to separate their food scraps and set it on their curbs for pickup. The city’s Independent Budget Office estimates a citywide composting program could save $33 million annually — after five years.
A bill introduced Monday by Assemblymember Marcela Mitaynes (D-Brooklyn) is looking to limit pollution from truck and van exhaust associated with local deliveries from online retailers like Amazon.
One line will bring down dam-generated electricity from Quebec, and another will feed the city with solar, wind and hydropower-created juice from Upstate. Without them, state and city climate targets were merely a pipe dream.
A low-lying neighborhood where most residents aren’t connected to the city’s sewer system is struggling to transform itself. But some experts question whether investments to keep people living in a fundamentally flood-prone area are wise.
The city housing agency is looking to rezone sections of The Rockaways for its Resilient Edgemere Community Plan. But locals decry the prospect of bigger buildings, and renters.
Community solar subscribers are supposed to earn credits on their monthly electric bills from the energy generated from sun-powered projects, but for months, those credits haven’t been appearing.
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Creating more employment opportunities that also tackle climate change could be the way to a cleaner and more financially sound future for the city and many of its least privileged residents.
Twenty Bronx tenants will participate in a hot environmental experiment for the next six months.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is expected to make a decision next month on whether to allow National Grid to build more fossil-fuel infrastructure in Brooklyn. Opponents say New York’s greenhouse gas reduction law should close the case.
Newly mandated improvements to building energy efficiency in New York aren’t just ways to mitigate climate change and get off of fossil fuels, but could lead to immediate quality of life benefits for people living in affordable housing.
Local universities CUNY, the New School and Stony Brook are among four academic-led teams that have been selected to get a chance to turn 33 acres of the harbor island into a center to tackle environmental challenges ahead.
A measure passed Wednesday by the City Council makes New York the biggest city in the country to turn from gas to electric. So when does the law go into effect? Will electric bills go up? What about rents? Good questions — we’ve got some answers.
Renters and homeowners slammed by the deadly storm face different obstacles and seek varying types of relief. But their shared experiences — including living in fear of the next storm — underscore a housing crisis exacerbated by climate change.
The second annual report card for 20,000 structures — from pre-war apartment complexes to skyscrapers — showed modest improvements. But the most popular mark was again “D,” even as the pandemic skewed power usage.
Now the U.S. Department of Transportation is probing whether the state broke discrimination laws by approving National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline. Meanwhile, the EPA is already examining allegations of environmental racism.
After THE CITY revealed that evacuees were set to be moved from a Kennedy Airport hotel to Brooklyn, City Hall reversed course. Meanwhile, the mayor vowed to help storm-battered New Yorkers get back home or to find permanent new housing.