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Valerie Neng, WHEDco's sustainability manager, in front of Urban Horizons, a building the organization made green out of financial necessity. Adi Talwar/City Limits
Patrick Arden for City Limits  |  April 23, 2012 12:39 PM | Comments
If New York is going to meet the mayor's greenhouse goals, its apartment buildings are going to have to get greener. But getting there is difficult.
A container ship owned by CMA CGM unloads cargo at the Port of Newark, N.J. A new project to replace two water tunnels in the Anchorage Channel is part of a plan to prepare for massive post-Panamax ships that will soon pass through the Panama Canal and make their way up the Eastern seaboard.
John Farley  |  April 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Panama Canal expansion will allow double the cargo and much larger ships to call at New York's harbor by 2024.
The Green Festival makes its first stop in New York City on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Javits Center. Photo courtesy of the Green Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Green Festival has taken root across the nation over the past ten years but this weekend marks the first time the environment-focused show digs into New York City.
Image by Martha
Martha Yuan Tao  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
A fourth-generation beekeeper, Andrew Coté produces honey gathered from rooftop hives in the three boroughs.VIDEO
ric Weltman of Food and Water Watch speaks during a "New Yorkers Against Fracking" news conference in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, March 26, 2012. Dozens of grassroots environmental groups and several national organizations are joining forces to launch a coordinated campaign to ban natural gas development in New York state using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  April 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
A coalition of activists are demanding New York State keep its promise to study the impact of fracking on human health. What have other health studies revealed?
A yellow-bellied sapsucker looks for its next snack at Wildcat Ridge. flickr/Michael
Sarah Berson  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With spring comes puns: birds of a feather, whale of a time, seal of approval. Here's where to find nature in our metropolis.VIDEO
New York City only recycles plastic bottles and jugs, though that is slated to change by 2013. Flickr/ kfisto
Georgia Kral  |  March 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took to the streets armed with a camera to talk with New Yorkers about what they know -- or don't know, as seems to be the case -- about recycling. VIDEO
Vendors hock fresh fruits at the Union Square Greenmarket. While a city dweller's logic might dictate that this year's abnormally warm winter would mean an early arrival of plentiful produce, farmers say the strange temperatures pose a host of problems. Flickr/ceiling
John Farley  |  March 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The mild winter months may mean an early arrival of some fresh produce to the city's farmers' markets. Sounds great, right? Local farmers don't think so...VIDEO
A contractor closes a valve at a fracking facility in Claysville, P.A. Recent studies on the impact of fracking on human health have offered mixed results, but two Congressmembers have asked the EPA to examine the most recent report out of Colorado. AP/Keith Srakocic
John Farley  |  February 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Two court rulings upheld local bans on hydraulic fracking in New York State. MetroFocus looks at which towns might be next in the ongoing judicial battle.
Stephen Ritz, who teaches in the South Bronx, has transformed the lives of his students with the "edible wall" of produce he built in his classroom. Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine.
Stephen Ritz  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
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