Post-Sandy recovery has eluded houses of worship, because federal dollars can’t be allocated to them. Now there’s a call to get banks to help, Brooklyn Brief reports.
Animal groups are working with Buddhist leaders and temples to perform more humane “mercy releases,” a practice in which animals held captive are set free. Releasing them in NYC parks and waterways, however, has led to unintended, and often deadly, consequences, finds a piece in Open City.
Bronx residents and local officials want Stericycle, which operates a medical waste transfer facility, out of Port Morris, Mott Haven Herald reports.
A Brooklyn couple’s love for beekeeping has led to the idea of promoting it in Haiti, where it could generate income for the unemployed youth, reports Caribbean Life.
Reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, climate news site AdaptNY, and NY Environment Report went to two neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy two years ago, and early reports are in Gotham Gazette.
The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.
Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.
For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.
Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”
From the national BBYO Jewish youth movement to the Park Slope Moishe House, nearly 100 Jewish groups have joined the list of sponsors for the September 21 People’s Climate March, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.
Filipino Americans are being urged to join the People’s Climate March in NY, with the anniversary of last year’s typhoon approaching and given the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change, reports The FilAm.
A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.
With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.
High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.
Greenpoint Gazette reports that North Brooklyn will be the site of a pilot project to process food waste with new equipment.