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Fossil-Fuel Industry Workers Say Green Economy Could Leave Them in Dust

As New York looks to build a green economy and meet its climate mandates, excitement is building over promised new jobs, countered by real concerns over careers being cut short. Joseph Zanfardino,... Read more »

Billions at Stake as NY Climate Law’s ‘Disadvantaged Communities’ Label Directs Flood of Funds

New Yorkers’ knowledge of their neighborhoods’ environmental history could help the state decide where it targets billions of dollars in green investments in the coming decades. As state officials and agencies gear... Read more »

Oft Overlooked on Brooklyn-Queens Border, The Hole Shows Risks of Ignoring Environment

Clement Bailey didn’t know what to expect when he moved from Flatbush just as the city shut down in March 2020 He’d bought a two-family house in The Hole, a low-lying neighborhood... Read more »

Hochul’s $27M Ida-Relief Fund for Immigrants Has Doled Out Less Than $1M

Nearly five months after Hurricane Ida, just under a million dollars have been paid to New Yorkers from the city and state’s storm relief fund for undocumented immigrants and others ineligible for... Read more »

Green Activists Urge State to Block Greenpoint Gas Plant Facility Upgrade

State environmental protection officials must decide next month whether to grant a permit for a contentious upgrade to a Greenpoint natural gas plant, the planned terminus of an embattled pipeline making its... Read more »

Bronx Fire Highlights How Energy-Efficiency Push Could Save Lives Beyond Climate Change

For Tawanna Davis, winter means hauling out an electric space heater to keep warm when her Bronx building’s heat is insufficient. Davis, 51, has for two decades been a resident of Twin... Read more »