Energy & Environment

As the climate changes, New York City is getting hotter and putting more people’s health at risk.
Air conditioning is a lifeline, and it’s expensive. There are policies that can help.
Windmills on Lake Erie in Buffalo, NY.
From retrofitting buildings to finding land for renewable energy projects, the state is in for a few decades of really hard work.
The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
A bill would legalize “natural organic reduction” of human bodies.
Pollution in New York City
New legislation aims to raise billions of dollars to fund a “just transition” away from fossil fuels.
Sunrise NYC co-endorsed Scott Stringer and Diane Morales on April 22.
The crowded field of candidates in New York City’s upcoming June primary discussed their plans for the environment in a new Earth Day video.
Lou Cicigline, a retired state corrections sergeant, surveys Danskammer from across the Hudson, near his home in the hamlet of Chelsea.
Can the state meet its ambitious green energy goals if it permits an increased burning of fracked gas?
Subway car in September 2020.
A new study has found that underground subway station air quality is full of hazardous air particles that could cause asthma, lung cancer and heart disease.
Brooklyn Marine Terminal
Debate remains over whether it could coexist with Industry City rezoning.
A Lone Jogger Jogs In The Rain Along John V. Lindsay East River Park
Some local activists don’t want East River Park elevated, but others say climate resiliency is imperative.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli with Governor Cuomo in 2019.
After years of opposition to fossil fuel divestment, the state comptroller will review and drop the pension fund’s investments in energy companies.