What could a city like New York achieve if it repurposed some of its 3 million curbside parking spots?
It could get rid of rats by moving trash off the sidewalks and into containers. It could create safe, cool play spaces for the more than 1 million New Yorkers without easy park access. It could build bioswales to collect rainwater and prevent flooding during heavy storms.
This past month, reports flooded in of the deluge of rain hitting California. Californians were faced with dire situations, and at least 22 lives were lost. In all, over 30 trillion gallons of water fell in the state, according to a student scientist. But in a state with an unyielding drought, the majority of that […]
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 […]
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]
A recent study of New York City’s vegetation found that a remarkable amount of the city’s vehicle carbon emissions — plus that of some neighboring areas — are absorbed by grasses and trees. On many summer days not only are all of the carbon dioxide emissions from buses, cars and trucks soaked up by the […]
New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years. The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]
On the upcoming midterm elections Tuesday, November 8, New Yorkers have a chance to invest in a greener future for their state. If voters approve Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022,” they would authorize New York to sell $4.2 billion worth of state bonds to finance […]
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 […]
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 […]