Environment

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China’s Air Pollution Spurs Immigration Applications

East Asian, Environment, Immigration February 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

Some Chinese families are emigrating to the U.S. to spare their children having to live with poor air quality in China, World Journal reports.

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New Jersey Group Offers Assistance for Dominican Flood Victims

Environment, Metro Area December 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

The Dominican community in New Jersey turned out to help the victims of severe flooding back home, Reporte Hispano reports.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. (Drawing provided by Move Systems via Mott Haven Herald)

FDNY to Roll Out Electric Ambulances

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation December 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

The FDNY will unveil a new fleet of ambulances powered by electricity, with curbside charging stations, as part of an initiative to combat air pollution, a major concern in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Dominican resident Belkis Rodríguez walks with her grandson (in the stroller) in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, one of the most affected by pollution. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Pollution Causing Premature Deaths in Poor Neighborhoods

Environment, Health, New York, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

According to a new report by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, pollution concentrated in poor areas – where most minorities live – is causing hundreds of premature deaths each year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Red Hook, Brooklyn (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative Commons license)

Public Housing Four Years After Sandy

Environment, Government, New York November 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Four years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of NYC, what is the state of some of the hardest hit NYCHA developments? Colorlines takes a look.

Commercial trash collectors are affecting poor neighborhoods in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

Trash is Killing the Poor in New York

Environment, Health, New York September 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

According to a study, poor city neighborhoods where mostly Hispanic and African Americans live are disproportionately affected by pollution from trash trucks and landfills, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

One of Zakaria Ahmed's photos in the exhibit "The Other Side of Me" at LaGuardia Community College (Courtesy of Zakaria Ahmed)

Bangladesh Through an Immigrant’s Lens

Culture, Environment, Queens, South Asian September 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

“The Other Side of Me,” a photo exhibit on display at LaGuardia Community College, features photos by alumnus Zakaria Ahmed, taken during a trip back to his native country of Bangladesh.

Oko Farms (Photo via City Limits video)

Raising Fish and Plants in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Environment, Food July 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

In a City Limits video, the owners of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Bushwick, say they aim to make healthy food accessible and encourage young people of color to go into urban farming.

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Bronx, Business, Environment, Food, Metro Area, Mexican, New York May 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

A family of Mexican immigrant farmers is part of an innovative business initiative in The Bronx, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Area residents show a jam-packed No. 7 train and platform at a recent meeting on the proposed Flushing West development (Photo by Victoria Zunitch via Queens Chronicle)

Will Flushing Creek Get Cleaned Up for Flushing West?

Business, Environment, Housing, Queens, Real Estate November 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.

Environmental Program apprentice Alissa Hickson, 17, checking the lines of the seaweed farm she helps maintain with Rocking the Boat staff. (Photo by Kristina Siriotis via The Hunts Point Express)

Studying Seaweed in the Bronx

Bronx, Environment October 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Students in an environmental program in the Bronx are studying seaweed and the contaminants it has absorbed, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Pedro Estevez of the United Auto Merchants Association addressing fellow auto workers at a July 9 meeting on Jerome Ave. (Photo by Cole Rosengren via Hunts Point Express)

Readying Hunts Point for Auto Shops

Bronx, Business, Environment July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.

The Stonewall Inn and the adjoining storefront to its right now enjoy landmark status. (Photo by Andy Humm via Gay City News)

Stonewall: Where It All Began

Environment, LGBTQ, Manhattan June 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Stonewall Inn received landmark status, and now there’s a proposal to make nearby Christopher Park in Greenwich Village a national park, reports Gay City News.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Small Business Not Sold On Foam Ban

Environment, Food, Latino June 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.

Plaza Cultural, in the Lower East Side, has changed along with the neighborhood's residents. (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via El Diario)

Community Gardens: A Puerto Rican Legacy

Culture, Environment, Puerto Rican June 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Lower East Side lots rescued decades ago by Puerto Rican artists and activists continue to exist as spaces for the community, El Diario reports.