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Largest Fossil Fuel Plant in New York City Could Become Nation’s First to Covert to Renewable Energy

Largest Fossil Fuel Plant in New York City Could Become Nation’s First to Covert to Renewable Energy

Could New York City’s largest fossil fuel powered generator be reimagined as renewable energy infrastructure? Queens-based developer Rise Light & Power, LLC (Rise) unveiled a proposal Tuesday to repower its Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City using offshore wind energy, a conversion that would mark a national first.  More From EcoWatch The Best Solar […]

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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 […]

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds

    When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. But according to a newly released study from Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Harbor is a popular feeding ground for bottlenose dolphins from […]

    NYC Public Schools Initiate ‘Vegan Fridays’

    NYC Public Schools Initiate ‘Vegan Fridays’

    Across more than 1,700 public schools in New York City, a new initiative aims to give children more plant-based meals with the launch of Vegan Fridays. Over 1 million students in grades K-12 will have plant-based lunch options at school on Fridays. The initiative was started by newly elected NYC Mayor Eric Adams, the city’s […]

    New York Could Pass the Nation’s First Sustainable Fashion Law

    New York Could Pass the Nation’s First Sustainable Fashion Law

    A new bill in the state of New York could require fashion brands to disclose social and climate impacts as well as order these global companies to work toward reducing their environmental impact. The bill, if passed, requires major fashion retailers that make over $100 million in revenue globally and operate in New York “to […]

    New York Food Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect

    New York Food Waste Recycling Law Goes Into Effect

    New York has joined California, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts in requiring the biggest sources of food waste to donate excess food or recycle food waste. The hope is to keep food, and its related methane emissions, out of landfills. The new law took affect on January 1, 2021.

    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, […]