New York, U.S. bans plastic bags on Earth Day

Come March of next year, all New Yorkers will be required to bring their own reusable containers to the grocery store after a bill banning single-use plastic bags was signed into law on Monday.

New York, U.S. passes sweeping measure to reduce CO2

Big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The laws apply to nearly all large buildings, but they will have an outsized impact on commercial construction because they have the highest emissions.

Floating city designed to withstand Category 5 hurricanes

Architecture firm has designed a concept for a floating city of 10,000 people that could help populations threatened by extreme weather events and rising sea levels.

Plastic bag ban to be enforced in New York state, U.S.

Commencing on 1 March 2020, cities will have the choice to opt in to a five cents fee for a paper bag, two cents of which will go into local schemes that buy reusable bags for low-income consumers.

New York's first commercial self-driving vehicles

The first commercial self-driving vehicles in New York are coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this spring. The cars are provided by Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving vehicle technology company.

New York, U.S. Banned Plastic Foam Containers

As of January 1, 2019 stores, restaurants, and mobile food commissaries are banned from using foam products such as takeout clamshells, cups, and plates.

New York City Will Be First City Ever to Report on Its UN Global Goals Progress

New York has said it will become the first city to report its progress towards U.N. global development goals, underscoring the growing importance of urban centres in combating poverty, inequality and climate change.