Energy & Environment

NATURE Documentary Highlights the Animal Kingdom's Oddballs and Misfits

Jack Ford talks to series editor Janet Hess about "Animal Misfits," a new documentary from NATURE.

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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.
n a march over New York's Brooklyn Bridge to protest the Department of Corrections policy to "funnel" illegal immigrants into the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and deportation program. AP/Bebeto Matthews
John Farley  |  April 20, 2012 2:02 PM | Comments
MetroFocus met four immigrants whose own experiences led to careers fighting for the rights of others.
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.
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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
Photo courtesy of Sims Recycling Solutions
Georgia Kral  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Manufacturers in New York must provide convenient and free electronics recycling. The city is playing a role, too. 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?
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