A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.

Wind turbine at Sims Municipal Recycling in Sunset Park (Photo courtesy of the company via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Wind Power on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn, Environment January 13, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Wind power in NYC is getting a boost with the 160 feet turbine to be dedicated Jan. 14 at a recycling plant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

The newly restored Willis Ave. Community Garden (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Restored Garden in the Bronx Gets Mixed Reviews

Bronx, Environment November 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

The Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx has gotten a facelift, but visitors give it mixed reviews, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and YANA founder Sal Lopizzo stand in front of an iHelp workstation at YANA. (Photo via The Wave)

A New Post-Sandy Stress Relief Program

Environment, Health, Queens November 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A new post-Sandy stress relief program that can be accessed via computer, phone or mobile device is being introduced by the Mental Health Association of New York City, The Wave reports.

Coney Island's United Community Church (Photo by Matthew Taub via Brooklyn Brief)

Helping Houses of Worship, Two Years Post-Sandy

Brooklyn, Environment, Religion October 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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.

A “compassionate release life.” (Photo via Open City)

Making Good on Buddhist ‘Mercy Releases’

Asian, Environment, New York October 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

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.

Stericycle’s Port Morris medical waste transfer facility has drawn harsh rebukes from residents, activists and public officials. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Residents Want Medical Waste Facility Out

Bronx, Environment October 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Bronx residents and local officials want Stericycle, which operates a medical waste transfer facility, out of Port Morris, Mott Haven Herald reports.

With grandson Denzel, Chico Boyer checks his hives. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Brooklyn Couple to Promote Beekeeping in Haiti

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Environment, Food October 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

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.

Moses Walton (Photo by Emrys Eller via Gotham Gazette)

Do You Feel Safer Since Sandy?

Brooklyn, Environment, Manhattan October 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm

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.

Far Rockaway boardwalk, six weeks after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. (Photo by cgc76, Creative Commons license)

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

Environment, In the News, Politics, Queens September 25, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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 Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Best of 2014, Communities, Environment, Featured Posts, Video September 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.

A participant of the African American Parade. (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

African American, Environment, Manhattan September 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm

For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community’s agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts September 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”

Jewish activists preparing signs for the “People’s Climate March,” which will be held September 21 in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Romemu, via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Jewish Groups Mobilize for NYC Climate March

Environment, Jewish, New York September 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm

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.

Over 6,000 people died in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in November 2013. (Photo via The FilAm)

Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for Filipinos

Environment, In the News, Southeast Asian September 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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.