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10 Events to Attend This Climate Week NYC

10 Events to Attend This Climate Week NYC

Starting Monday, Climate Week NYC is launching again for its first fully in-person program since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted lives across the world more than two years ago.  2022’s week, which runs from September 19 to 25 in conjunction with the UN General Assembly, will build on the momentum of last year with the same […]

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    New York City Votes to Electrify New Buildings, Ban Natural Gas

    New York City Votes to Electrify New Buildings, Ban Natural Gas

    New York City is poised to electrify nearly all new buildings in the coming years after city legislators voted Wednesday for the measure designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollution. The Big Apple is the latest in a growing drumbeat of dozens of municipalities across the country moving to cut their climate […]

    Deadly Hurricane Ida Remnants Pummel New York, Northeast

    Deadly Hurricane Ida Remnants Pummel New York, Northeast

    At least eight deaths were reported as heavy rain from Hurricane Ida battered New York City and New England early Thursday. The rains caused floods and sent New York City into a state of emergency, as the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes. Police in New York City reported seven deaths, […]

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    Many of New York City’s coastal residents are plagued by flooding – during storms and on sunny days. “There are certain times of the year associated with the new and full moons where it brings higher-than-normal high tides. And with that, those tides can bring flooding into communities,” says Helen Cheng, a former coastal resilience […]

    Florida Becomes Second State to Exceed New York’s Coronavirus Count

    Florida Becomes Second State to Exceed New York’s Coronavirus Count

    Florida has now confirmed more coronavirus cases than New York, the early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, in another sign that the U.S. as a whole is struggling to control the deadly disease. Florida became the second state after California to overtake New York’s case count Sunday. It had 423,855 total cases to New York’s […]

    How a New York Town Has Shifted From a Coal-Powered Economy

    How a New York Town Has Shifted From a Coal-Powered Economy

    The Huntley coal plant in Tonawanda, New York, was once the area’s biggest polluter. But it was also the town’s biggest taxpayer. So when the plant was slated to close, the town was concerned about job losses – not just for company employees, but public sector workers like teachers and paramedics. “Those tax dollars that […]

    Harmful Algal Blooms Are Increasing Across the U.S.

    Harmful Algal Blooms Are Increasing Across the U.S.

    During summer in central New York, residents often enjoy a refreshing dip in the region’s peaceful lakes. But sometimes swimming is off-limits because of algae blooms that can make people sick. “Some of the algae may produce chemical toxins that can have harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, terrestrial and marine mammals, and birds,” says […]