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Climate advocates plan to spend against incumbents blocking NY HEAT Act

The Spring Street Climate Political Fund is targeting Assembly Members Didi Barrett and Michael Benedetto, who are facing left-wing primary challengers.

Special Reports

Protecting airports from flooding and building out a ferry service option

A Q&A with Donovan Richards on how the water will be key to the future of New York City’s airports.

Energy & Environment

NYC environment commish delivers sobering message to City Council on flooding

“We will need a much broader conversation about how much we are willing to pay, how much flooding we are willing to accept,” the city Environmental Protection Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala said.

Energy & Environment

Green New York initiatives touted at first City & State Trailblazers in Clean Energy event

Andrew Kessler, president of NY Green Bank, a division of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and New York City Council Member Sandy Nurse, delivered keynote remarks.


Trailblazers in Clean Energy

The New Yorkers leading the fight against climate change.

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: 4/20 isn’t just for smoking this year

Tokers, already outside, can enjoy 53 car-free streets as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s early celebration of Earth Day.

Energy & Environment

Exclusive: Environmental, labor groups call for more climate funding in city budget

A letter to the City Council calls for investing an additional $600 million in the electrification of public schools and allocating more funding to help implement Local Law 97.


Bill package aims to improve delivery of services to New Yorkers displaced from homes after natural disasters, fires and other emergencies

The Back Home Act would increase accountability, address operational inefficiencies and provide greater transparency and resources.

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No major earthquake damage reported in New York City

In a briefing alongside various agency heads, Mayor Eric Adams said New Yorkers should go about their business, but further assessments of infrastructure is ongoing.


NY League of Conservation Voters drops 2024 endorsement slate

Like human caused climate change, this group of 85 endorsees is pretty predictable.

Albany Agenda

NY lawmakers focused on environmental legislation this week

From Hudson River clean-up to natural gas hook-ups, lawmakers took action on protecting the state’s natural resources.

Albany Agenda

Basil Seggos wants to trust the science

The departing DEC commissioner says New York is serious about addressing climate change.


New York Thermal Networks Summit drives conversation on ‘revolutionary technology’

Attendees at the Albany event learned how homegrown clean heating and cooling will help the state meet its ambitious climate and clean energy transition goals.

Energy & Environment

The Army Corps wants to protect Jamaica Bay from climate change. Environmentalists say they might ruin it in the process.

A plan to close in the bay with a sea gate to protect against future storms could cost billions of dollars and imperil natural marshes.

Energy & Environment

Mark Ruffalo is back to make sure fracking stays banned in NY

New technology might allow for new carbon dioxide fracking technology in the Southern Tier, and lawmakers are moving to ban the new technology.