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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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New York City residents will soon have to compost their food scraps

The City Council passed a bill on Thursday requiring New Yorkers to separate their food waste from regular trash, with mandatory composting coming to all five boroughs by next year.
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Governors Island to be site of $700 million climate campus

A “living laboratory” for climate solutions will rise on the idyllic 172-acre island off Lower Manhattan, led by Stony Brook University.
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It’s Earth Day. Let the climate games begin.

A board game challenges players to decarbonize New York City, and energy experts are paying attention.
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Why New York’s (mostly) vegan mayor wants to cut the city’s meat budget

The city estimates that its food purchases produce as much carbon as the exhaust from 70,000 gas-fueled cars.
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The Brooklyn Navy Yard has become a lab for planet-saving tech

Once a building ground for battleships, the site is a city-within-a-city where companies can test their solutions for a greener future.
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Shifting weather patterns bring new bird species to New York City

Milder winters, shrinking habitats and new migratory patterns have changed the birds of the city.