Energy & Environment

Environmental Journalist Dan Fagin's Book on Toms River

Environmental journalist Dan Fagin recounts the dramatic tale in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.

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.
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
Joshua Li proudly holds up his finished product, Joshua's Raceway, made with 100% recycled and reusable materials. Photo by Lin Sanders.
Georgia Kral  |  May 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Joshua Yi from New Jersey won a national science competition with his design, "No More Trash."VIDEO
According to gardener Kristen Bonardi Rapp, the lot at 462 Halsey Street in Bed-Stuy has probably been vacant since the 1970s. Until recently, it looked like this. Photo by Meg Watcher/megwatcherphotos.com
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they're transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into green spaces for everyone.VIDEO
This diligent composter made a list for easy reference. Those are some happy worms! flickr/katesheets
Sarah Berson  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Find ways to save energy, and some money, by introducing eco-friendly ways of living into your home.
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.
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