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New Wetlands Coming to Staten Island to Filter Stormwater and Reduce Flooding

Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-11-25 14:44.

Some big changes are coming to Staten Island, and Senator Charles Schumer, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd, and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora were all present Monday to break ground in celebration.

A new $22 million project will bring the first mid-island Bluebelt to the area which will build catch basins and wetlands to help collect and convey stormwater to where it can be filtered. The project is expected to significantly improve the area's drainage system.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,New York City | Read More >

Governor Cuomo Pledges New Clean Energy Goals

Submitted by Susan Torres on Wed, 2015-11-25 14:14.

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to put new energy regulations in place, making his clean energy goals into mandates from the Public Service Commission. By pushing utilities to obtain more of the power they distribute from less-polluting sources, state officials hope to delay the planned shutdown of two nuclear power plants on the shore of Lake Ontario.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,Statewide | Read More >

Brainstorm on "Save-As-You-Throw" Takes Place in NYC

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-11-20 15:13.

Last week, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) convened its first working group meeting to brainstorm how to implement a new program aimed at encouraging New Yorkers to recycle more called "Save-As-You-Throw."

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Solid Waste,New York City | Read More >

NYC Buildings Are Huge Source of Energy Waste

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-11-20 15:07.

A new study highlights what many New Yorkers already know: apartment buildings often distribute heat unevenly causing many residents to crack a window and waste energy.

In order to get heat distributed throughout an apartment building, steam boilers kick into gear and heat rises in the building leaving many at the top no choice but to open their windows. With Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 this building waste must be addressed.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Energy,New York City | Read More >
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