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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
The city's climate adaptation projects should be devised to handle conditions far worse than even the most severe sea level rise estimates, scientists say.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to protect New York City from future superstorm Sandys and other...
Jun 20, 2013 | Read More
Floating pavilions in Rotterdam, Netherlands
New York City's ambitious $19.5 bln climate plan is one of many globally that seeks to adapt to higher temperatures, higher sea levels and extreme weather.
New York City's $19.5 billion plan to adapt to climate change may be the world's most ambitious....
Jun 20, 2013 | Read More
FEMA released revised flood zone maps of New York City on January 28.
Scientists argue new FEMA flood maps may be too conservative because they don't consider future sea level rise, with implications for Sandy rebuilding.
2/6/13: Paragraph 11 of this story has been updated to include more information from FEMA. When the...
Feb 6, 2013 | Read More
Top few floors of the Delta Complex in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brook
The unique bed and breakfast and green building showcase aims to redefine the limits of green urban design—everywhere.
New York City's triangular-shaped buildings are notorious for being problematic sites for solar...
Aug 13, 2012 | Read More
New York City solar map created by the City University of New York.
Modifications to the city's century-old zoning law to promote energy efficient and solar-powered buildings will save residents $800 million a year.
The New York City Council this week adopted the country's most sweeping green building plan,...
May 4, 2012 | Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
For more than half a century Indian Point has been a prime employer and tax-revenue generator in the Westchester County region of New York
Editor's Note: In this three-part series, SolveClimate News examines the feasibility of closing...
Jul 11, 2011 | Read More
Indian Point nuclear plant
There are 'very limited options' for new sources of generation before Indian Point 2's operating license expires in 2013, says state offical
Editor's Note: In this three-part series, SolveClimate News examines the feasibility of closing...
Jul 8, 2011 | Read More
New York City at night
During planned outages, NYC handles its electrical needs without Indian Point. But what would happen if the nuclear plant suddenly went dark?
Editor's Note: In this three-part series, SolveClimate News examines the feasibility of closing the...
Jul 7, 2011 | Read More
Developers say they want in on New York's solar landfill project, but agree that Masschusetts and New Jersey have more enticing policy incentives
New York City's garbage never looked so good. Solar firms are already lining up for a piece of the...
Apr 28, 2011 | Read More