Climate Change

Stamford, Conn., skyline (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Stamford Businesses Launch Effort To Drastically Cut Carbon Emissions

The initiative, the first of its kind in New England, kicks off with a private grant, but eventually business owners themselves will pay for the carbon reduction.

10/09/2014

Demonstrators unfurl a banner on Broadway during the Flood Wall Street protest on September 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Flood Wall Street’ Protesters Were Exercising First Amendment Rights

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday defended a decision by the NYPD not to clear the streets during the “Flood Wall Street” climate change protest the day before.

09/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

Multiple roads will be closed ahead of the People's Climate Change March on Sunday, Sept. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Road Closures, Tow Zones Come Ahead Of Climate Change March

A massive march for climate change was set to roll into Midtown and the Upper West Side on Sunday, and commuters will have to be ready for bumper-to-bumper delays.

09/20/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Council Introduces Package Of Bills To Fight Climate Change

The New York City Council on Friday proposed a package of bills intended to battle climate change by slashing greenhouse emissions, shrinking the carbon footprint of city operations, and cutting the number of cars on the road.

09/19/2014

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Artists, Organizers Prepare For Sunday’s Climate March

Preparations for this weekend’s People’s Climate March have reached a fever pitch.

09/18/2014

Thousands of people brave high temperatures while practicing bikram yoga as part of the annual Mind Over Madness event in Times Square on June 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Federal Report: Climate Change Is Upon Us

Global warming is rapidly turning America the beautiful into America the stormy, sneezy and dangerous, according to a new federal scientific report. And those shining seas? Rising and costly, the report says.

05/06/2014

Buildings are viewed from South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy on March 31, 2014 (Credit: Spencer Platt
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White House Taking New UN Report As Call For Action On Global Warming

According to the head of the UN panel, the world needs to cut pollution from heat-trapping gases, or the already-noticeable harms from global warming could spiral “out of control.”

03/31/2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg speak to the press, Feb. 21, 2014. (credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe via un.org)

Former Mayor Bloomberg Visits UN In New Role As Climate Change Special Envoy

The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg’s “dedicated and visionary leadership” to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.

02/21/2014

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Research Center To Focus On Ecosystem, Climate Change Around Jamaica Bay

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined federal officials Monday to announce plans for a new research center focusing on the ecosystem around Jamaica Bay.

08/12/2013

A flooded street in Lower Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Proposes Levees, Removable Walls In Plan To Protect NYC

As part of the plan, removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan as well as a 15-to-20-foot levee to guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees to protect a Brooklyn creek.

06/11/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov Cuomo Offers New Yorkers Affected By Sandy Chance To Relocate As Weather Concerns Persist

Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered some New York residents who were affected by Sandy money to relocate.

04/27/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Mayors’ Summit To Fight Climate Change

A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change.

03/12/2013

Woman holding her nose (file / credit: clipart.com)

Superstorm Sandy Could Mean Especially Bad Allergy Season

Spring begins a week from tomorrow, which means allergy season is fast approaching.

03/12/2013

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New Jersey Company Uses Tyvek To Create ‘Vegan’ Footwear

In this age when we are struggling with climate change and other environmental issues, people are looking for products that are eco-friendly.

10/10/2012

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