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05.27.15 Liam Mathews

The de Blasio administration has identified neighborhoods most vulnerable to extreme heat, which is becoming a bigger problem in New York City every year as the climate changes. A study by the commission behind de Blasio’s OneNYC sustainability plan has recognized Upper Manhattan, especially central Harlem, a large swath of the South Bronx, and Brooklyn […]

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05.01.15 Liam Mathews

Singer and angry vegan Morrissey says that his show at Madison Square Garden on June 27 will be totally meat-free, which is news to MSG vendors, according to the New York Post. Rolling Stone published an open letter Morrissey wrote to Al Gore and other organizers of Live Earth, a series of international benefit concerts […]

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03.06.15 Bucky Turco

According to a new study, New York is fucked in the near future, along with Baltimore, Houston and Miami. Like other coastal metropolitan areas, urban expansion is making the city more susceptible to flooding. Regardless of climate change, the chances of a deluge will increase, say researchers at Texas A&M University: “Urban areas exposed to […]

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02.18.15 Nicholas Rohaidy

For the first time ever, the New York Panel on Climate Change, an independent group that helps inform city officials on climate policy and put New York at the forefront of climate action among the world’s cities, has laid out the city’s climate risks until the year 2100. The report, which comes after a two-year […]

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02.13.15 Monty McKeever

Just as this is published, a group of people will begin picketing their way down Wall Street to protest financing of the fossil fuel industry. They are joined in solidarity with hundreds of other protests in 50 countries across the world, all taking part in Global Divestment Day. Climate activists are urging companies and individuals […]

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01.30.15 Rhett Jones

Eco Experts wants you to go green, so the organization’s fine staff made an infographic to keep you informed about how likely you are to be destroyed by climate change. Using data from the Notre Dame Global Adaptation (ND-Gain) Index, this helpful map explains the likelihood of surviving climate change for every country in the world. How does the […]

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01.22.15 Rhett Jones

The Doomsday Clock is an invention by some of the scientists who worked on the atomic bomb. Its job is to give a metaphorical indication of just how dangerous various threats to civilization and mankind have become. At 11 AM on Thursday the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced the first […]

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12.08.14 Prachi Gupta

The agriculturally rich state of California is no stranger to droughts, but according to a new study reported by Science Daily, the current two-year drought is the state’s worst in 1,200 years. “This is California–drought happens,” stated co-author Daniel Griffin, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of […]

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Rhett Jones

Councilman Donovan Richards is set to propose a limit on the number of lights commercial buildings in NYC are allowed to keep on at night. Richards sees the legislation as an effort to curb carbon emissions. With a citywide goal of reducing the energy footprint by 80% in 2050 already in place, Richards is presenting […]

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10.08.14 Rhett Jones

In what an activist has deemed “environmental racism,” FreshDirect is putting a distribution warehouse in South Bronx, further polluting an already burdened neighborhood. For two years, South Bronx Unite has been fighting the construction of the giant grocery delivery service and its army of trucks, but the project is still planned to move forward. The organization has been asked […]

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