Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.
Middle school students from Sunset Park got to spend a week studying the flora and fauna of the Amazon, reports Brooklyn Daily.
The city is soliciting views from residents on building for a more resilient future through a web survey available in seven languages. Results will inform the city’s long-term plan, PlaNYC, due out April 22.
A plan to cut sewage waste in the Bronx River by 10 percent was deemed insufficient by some community activists, and overflow from Westchester County is blamed in part for the problem, the Hunts Point Express reports.
In this video a mother and daughter in the South Bronx, both of whom suffer from asthma, consider the consequences of FreshDirect’s move into the neighborhood.
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 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 Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx has gotten a facelift, but visitors give it mixed reviews, Mott Haven Herald reports.
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.
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.