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Housing Plan Targets Vacant Lots; Some Neighbors Leery
Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets
Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment
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?
City Limits' investigative reporting covers health and public health, parks and green spaces, and environmental justice.
A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.
The dangers associated with floodwaters and power outages that come with storms like Sandy are magnified when you use a wheelchair or breathe through a ventilator.
A new study finds that the city's Green Carts are delivering fresh produce to low-income people in under-served neighborhoods and giving entrepreneurs a foothold in the marketplace. But many permitted Green Carts could not be located.
Online tools let you see which companies release which toxic substances in your neighborhood and borough. There's good news and bad news in the numbers.
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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The experience of California, Germany and Japan is clear, the author argues: Close nuclear plants and CO2 emissions soar as other power sources fill the gap.
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.
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.