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Got Issues With Extreme Heat and Flooding? Here’s How One Agency is Tackling Them

November 10, 2022

Like many cities across the U.S., the city of Yonkers has long been plagued by extreme heat and flooding brought about by climate change.  To tackle these critical issues, the Municipal…

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Yonkers Community Raises Funds for Climate Resilience and Environmental Action

October 28, 2022

Groundwork Hudson Valley hosts its 2022 Annual Gala and raises funds to ensure equal access to a healthy environment. Groundwork Hudson Valley hosted its 2022 Annual Gala on October 20th…

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A Plan to Cool Off the Hottest Neighborhoods

October 26, 2022

As the climate changes, hyperlocal projects are helping keep disadvantaged areas livable. In Yonkers, maps showing which neighborhoods were once formally designated for Black families can be almost overlapped with maps of…

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Yonkers High School students build rain gardens to combat flooding

September 24, 2022

Yonkers High School students were busy at work Saturday to help combat climate change’s impact on the city. Many neighborhoods in Yonkers are incredibly vulnerable to flooding primarily due to…

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Groundwork to host 2022 Annual Gala on October 20 

September 20, 2022

The 2022 Annual Gala will held on Thursday, October 20th at X20 located at 71 Water Street in Yonkers, NY from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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National Geographic features Yonkers Daylighting Park in September 2022 Issue

September 12, 2022

National Geographic has featured the Yonkers Saw Mill River Daylighting Park in its September issue “America the Beautiful”.

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Trapped: Yonkers residents seek refuge from dangerous urban heat islands

July 28, 2022

By Eduardo Cuevas, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Yolanda Lee feels trapped in her one-bedroom apartment in Southwest Yonkers.  On hot days, the AC unit mounted in the 60-year-old’s living room window…

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We created scorching ‘heat islands’ in East Coast cities. Now they’re becoming unlivable

July 27, 2022

USA Today looked at heat islands during an extensive USA TODAY Network reporting project called “Perilous Course,” a collaborative examination of how people up and down the East Coast are grappling with the climate crisis.

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Green Infrastructure for a Climate Resilient Yonkers

July 15, 2022

Due to its proximity to the Hudson River, geographic and socioeconomic factors, and dense urban landscape, much of Southwestern Yonkers, NY, is vulnerable to climate change-related flooding and heatwaves. This…

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$2 million investment aims to give south Yonkers residents relief from heat

June 10, 2022

A $2 million investment aims to change a major heat problem impacting residents in south Yonkers. Yolanda Lee has lived at the Loehr Court Apartments for the last six years.…

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