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Snakes, spores and sewage: Life in the N.Y.C. neighborhood ‘the Hole’

The small neighborhood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens has a colorful history but an uncertain future because of climate change.
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Greening the burial of the dead, in Brooklyn

The historic Green-Wood Cemetery—the final resting place of Leonard Bernstein and half a million others—explores a cutting-edge method of processing human remains: electric cremation.
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As pandemic wanes, bikeshare and e-scooter rides keep rising

The shared micromobility market has been resilient even as commuting patterns have shifted. But electric scooters have struggled — and costs are up for riders.
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Citizen scientists map urban heat down to the block level

Citizen scientists map urban heat down to the block level

Thousands of volunteers have taken part in a federal agency-led initiative to better understand where US cities’ hot zones are. 
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A Brooklyn 'passive house' offers affordability, energy efficiency

A Brooklyn 'passive house' offers affordability, energy efficiency

Built to the exacting Passive House guidelines, Brooklyn’s Chestnut Commons isn’t the usual New York City affordable housing complex.
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Meet the residents of Brooklyn’s greenest block. Here’s how they did it

Louise Boyle goes to meet the avid gardeners of Lincoln Place, Brookyn, and finds out how a ‘hobby that ran amok’ has some seriously cool upsides.

Inside the effort to unionize Square Roots, Kimbal Musk's vertical farming company

Inside the effort to unionize Square Roots, Kimbal Musk's vertical farming company

A small team of urban farmers is trying to unionize in Brooklyn, hoping to increase their voice in the workplace. But if union drives at other Musk-led companies are any indication, they face an uphill battle.

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