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Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  July 11, 2012 6:35 PM | Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch has called for closing the aging nuclear plant in Westchester County, saying it poses a danger to the 8 million people who live 24 miles to the south in New York City – especially in the wake of what was learned from the Fukushima disaster.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Verdant Power's Free Flow System Turbine. Photo courtesy of Verdant Power, Inc.
Esha Ray  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
New York City is booming with social media start-ups, but as we face some of the highest spending on energy in the country, who's working in clean tech?
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Michelle Sartor  |  June 27, 2012 12:41 PM | Comments
New Jersey DEP Commissioner says the organization is investigating ways to cope with rising sea levels and flooding, as well as improve air quality and keep state parks open.VIDEO
A group of men fish on the jetty at Breezy Point on the Rockaway Peninsula. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the water in the northwestern side of the beach at Breezy Point contained high levels of bacteria in 2011. Flickr/JGNY
John Farley  |  June 27, 2012 10:01 AM | Comments
The National Resources Defense Council tracked the water quality at every beach in the city in 2011. A new report shows the results.
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
Under a plan being floated by the Cuomo administration, New York's Southern Tier region (dark blue) could be the only area in New York State where fracking will be permitted. Image courtesy of Empire State Development
John Farley  |  June 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
In the wake of large resistance to natural gas drilling, the controversial process may be confined to four counties. Lawmakers say many issues aren't being addressed.VIDEO
Photo by Sue Rissberger.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A group of NYC teens are headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to stand up to some of the world's most important leaders. VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
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