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Oases in the Bronx, community gardens gain recognition

Lawmakers in Albany voted to designate community gardens statewide as crucial to the urban environment, especially in the fight against climate change. The bill awaits the governor’s signature but the role of these gardens stretches back decades.
A challenge for cities: going green, without gentrification
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A challenge for cities: going green, without gentrification

Community displacement has emerged as an unintended cost of climate resilience efforts. Here’s how cities can boost both livability and equity. 
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Growing plants on buildings can reduce heat and produce healthy food in African cities

Green spaces have the potential to reduce heat and, in turn, improve health, especially in vulnerable urban areas.

Mumbai’s ‘green lung’ runs into city metro project

Mumbai’s ‘green lung’ runs into city metro project

Protesters are battling a transit plan that will cut thousands of trees and displace hundreds of residents from the Indian megacity’s only woodland.  
Why ‘tiny forests’ are popping up in big cities

Why ‘tiny forests’ are popping up in big cities

Community forests the size of a basketball court can make an outsized difference, providing shade, attracting plants and animals, and even storing a bit of carbon.

The Empire State Building and its related buildings are now powered by wind

The Empire State Building and its related buildings are now powered by wind

The Empire State Building and its 13 related properties are buying wind power, making it the nation's largest real estate portfolio to go green.
Parisians want to recover a legendary river now buried under concrete
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Parisians want to recover a legendary river now buried under concrete

The Bièvre flowed through Victor Hugo’s Paris. Conservation efforts may bring the historic river back.
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