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CityLab reports on a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that finds that New York is the world’s most resource-greedy city with a metropolitan area of more than 10 million people. The study, led by the University of Toronto’s Christopher Kennedy, looked at how 27 “megacities” consume resources and generate […]

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A team made up of Ivy League students has built a drone from organic mushroom materials that can bio-degrade rapidly. The students from Brown, Spelman, and Stanford also say that in situations like space travel, where transportation of materials is always difficult, astronauts would simply need to bring a small sample of the necessary bacteria or […]

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For a borough that’s literally an island, Manhattan’s waterfront access is pretty bleak: NYC’s waterways are generally more notorious for easy corpse disposal and abundant toxic waste than for fun in the sun. But (possibly) not for long! Last night, the full proposal were released for the long-awaited East River Blueway The vision has been brewing for […]

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Gucci is taking the notion of “conscientious consumerism” to another level with their new Eco Leather handbag line: each one includes a “passport” chronicling the life of the cow from which the leather was made. Because who doesn’t want to know all the details about the birth, life, and death of the animal whose carcass […]

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Inspired by visions of a more sustainable East River, Italian brothers Massimiliano and Emanuele Ercolani of DoKC Lab created these stunning designs for a New York City “water farm.” The drawings, with their lava-colored skies and minimalistic trees, have a very dreamlike quality to them — although the eco-structures they depict, like underwater hydroelectric generators, […]

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Have you got some big bold ideas that would make New York City more sustainable/livable/creative class/green, if only one of dem goofballs from City Hall would just listen to you? Well stop it with the name-calling already, because the city IS going to start listening to you very soon, via the dynamic new Internet website […]

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