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EPA Approves Gowanus Cleanup Plan
Seeing Green at the City’s Farmers’ Markets
As Biking Booms, Questions of Race, Class & Access
For Some Landlords, It's Not Easy Going Green
Greening Brooklyn from the Ground Up
As City Plants Trees, Benefits—and Some Burdens—Grow
City Sewage Plan Faces Obstacles, Questions
Their Smoke, Our Smog: Meet These Midwestern Power Plants
Green Energy Company Gets New, Fossil-Fuel Burning Owner
Commercial Waste & Recycling Get City Scrutiny
NYC's Fake Grass Gamble: A $300M Mistake?
The City on Defense
It Won't Taste Great
A Test For Testing
A Swing and a Hit
City Expands East River & Long Island Sound Cleanup Effort
Did Environmentalist Back Arizona's SB1070?
Most Oil Heaters Will Get Cleaner, But Dirtiest Won't
Sewage, Cement And Staten Island's Future
Can Industry Save A Staten Island Marsh?
City Limits' investigative reporting covers health and public health, parks and green spaces, and environmental justice.
If you're in New York City as you read this, chances are you're being heated by oil that includes biodiesel. Soon, all city vehicles—and maybe private ones, too—might be mandated to use the same fuel.
Amid coverage of what Mayor Bloomberg said in his annual address about schools, cops and wages, the mayor's reference to a once-controversial notion—"the possibility of cleanly converting trash into renewable energy"—passed all but unnoticed.
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Federal weatherization funding can be used to address not only the energy efficiency of buildings but also their financial sustainability, resident health and safety, all while upgrading green skills for workers.
While the establishment of programs like Green Jobs Green New York has certainly helped scale up programs that use weatherization to attack a set of urban ills, there remains work to be done.
Even in poor neighborhoods not home to power plants, waste transfer stations or the other egregious environmental offenders, physical conditions sustain not just ill health, but poverty as well.
The environmental progress New York City—and Brooklyn especially—have made reflects federal legislation and local infrastructure. But it's also been a story of community groups working to make their neighborhoods healthier.
The collapse of the Supercommittee process gives New York City anti-hunger activists a chance to help shape a farm bill that fights hunger, promotes health, protects the environment and bolsters independent farmers.
This document articulates New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo's energy and power agenda.
In a newly released report, environmental justice leaders advance a vision in which sustainability and justice - "justainability" - must be simultaneous results; that one simply cannot happen without the other.