With origins in a massive underground oil spill, the new Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center is seeding future generations of neighborhood activists.
New York City’s peaker plants are conspicuous emblems of a carbon-intensive energy economy — and its disastrous consequences.
Staying Means Leaving
How do you respond to remediation when it falls short, again and again? For New Jersey's Ramapough Lunaape, mending the impacts of pollution on ancestral land means restoring health and indigenous culture on new ground.
Roots of Memory
Less conspicuous and permanent than statues or sculptures, New York City’s memorial trees register histories that are personal, passed over, or in progress, from intimate loss to climate catastrophe.
Hidden Maladies and Misplaced Remedies
Toxic industrial legacies — and their hazards — extend far beyond high-profile parcels. Measures to remediate them need to treat a broader urban landscape, too.
Gasworks, Lost and Found
Manufactured gas plants disappeared from cityscapes long ago. In most cases, so did awareness of their toxic traces. Can neural networks now detect the hazardous remains that elude regulators?
In environmental justice communities, knowledge about air pollution hotspots comes from the ground up. Shouldn't remedies start there too?
Bless This Mess
The urban landscape is formed by uneven practices of denial and redemption, while stuff stays with us. What are we doing when we are cleaning up?