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.
Last week THE CITY held an Open Newsroom event at Queens Public Library to discuss the effects of climate change in the city and what New Yorkers can do about them.
Vendors warm to the idea of powering their freezers with electric or renewable energy, as the City Council considers a fossil fuel ban.
Shuttered Lefrak City library branch flooded during Ida and again in April.
It’s illegal to open a hydrant by yourself, in part because the water’s force could knock over children. But there’s a legal way to spray with the fire department’s help: Here’s how.
Widespread need for air conditioning strains the aging electric grid — and not all parts of the city are equally impacted.
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Opened less than three years ago, the ‘mist garden’ has been closed for months by a leak.
A new study finds that 3.8 million New Yorkers experience temperatures at least 10 degrees hotter because of urban development. Enter your address to discover how this impacts you.
There is no legal right to be cool in New York City as there is with heat in the winter. Still, you can push your landlord to fix your AC — or find a public cooling center.
A new report shows that 3.8 million New Yorkers experience temperatures at least 10 degrees hotter because of urban development. Look up your address to see how your neighborhood is impacted.
Big event producers want more access and fee transparency, while organizers of smaller-scale festivals worry about being displaced.
The idea of giving people a place to escape from air pollution has been tried on the West Coast, and is being considered here after the sky turned orange in June.
Owners don’t object to the goal of a city law requiring buildings to lower carbon emissions — but they do mind the significant expense.
The appearance of the green and white gnat-like critters coincided with more wildfire smoke. But experts say the plague of flies is natural, not a sign of the end-times.
Garbage rules are changing June 30 for people in Queens, with Brooklyn following quickly behind. Here’s what to know about separating your grass clippings from your regular trash.
Here are steps New Yorkers can take to protect themselves, from limiting outdoor exposure to wearing a mask to cleaning air filters.