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by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In the United States, there’s a growing need to scale up high-speed broadband and clean energy infrastructure. A new housing initiative in New York City will take on both with a single project: setting buildings up for solar power, then using the energy cost savings to bring high-speed internet […]
Like most other cities, New York City is starting to come back to life as we emerge from COVID isolation. And New Yorkers now have a new free attraction to enjoy — a floating park called “Little Island” on the Hudson River at 13th Street. It was funded by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and […]
Eight years ago Superstorm Sandy killed 44 people in New York City, cost the City approximately $19 billion in damages and lost economic activity according to cityofficials, and left more than 69,000 residences damaged. Inside Climate News’ Kristoffer Tigue reported that earlier this year the New York state legislature was poised to pass a $3b bill called the “Restore Mother Nature Bond Act,” which would have allowed the state to issued bonds to help fund projects specifically geared toward reducing New York’s flood risk.
Why This Matters: We need to adapt our roads to withstand future conditions, otherwise drivers will experience much worse road conditions and traffic, not to mention the huge expense for taxpayers for repairs due to ineffective design.
There are more than 23,000 trash cans scattered around New York City and they have been virtually unchanged in design since the 1930s — way before we even thought about plastic, much less recycling it. NYC decided to have a competition to select the best new bin design to replace the old bins — the […]
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