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Greenhouse Labs Spur Student Learning on Manhattan Rooftops

At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.

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Cherlynn Low for Northattan  |  November 9, 2012 5:17 PM | Comments
For trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, Department of Transportation employees developed their own cleanup method with a machine designed to move asphalt, sand and cement.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:46 PM | Comments
William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, predicted in 2009 that climate change would leave parts of New York City vulnerable.VIDEO
Truck on Broad Street during Hurricane Sandy recovery. MetroFocus/Christina Knight
Christina Knight  |  November 5, 2012 6:45 PM | 1 Comment
Pick-up trucks, vans, Verizon vehicles, pumps and industrial dehumidifiers create a whirring buzz during recovery efforts.VIDEO
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November 5, 2012 3:47 PM | Comments
Data coders visualize the regional power outages using data from Consolidated Edison.
The line for gas at a Hess Station in Flatbush, Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2012.
Christina Knight  |  November 3, 2012 4:10 PM | Updated: Nov 3, 2012 4:10 PM | 1 Comment
Subway service is back between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fuel trucks in five boroughs and Long Island are providing gas to emergency workers, a change from the original plan.
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Gala Lutteroth for Narrative.ly  |  November 1, 2012 6:17 PM | Comments
As New Yorkers discover during Hurricane Sandy that electricity is needed to provide water to most buildings, this narrative.ly video illustrates how water from reservoirs reaches city apartments above the fifth floor.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Some New York state residents say hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs and other opportunities to the region.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NY Today  |  October 16, 2012 9:07 PM | Comments
Every fall, monarch butterflies descend on a beach town during their journey to Mexico. VIDEO
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Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
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