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New York City Loft Construc...

New York City Loft Constructed From a Petroleum Trailer Tank

(via www.jetsongreen.com)

One of the more unique recycled home ideas is certainly the Morton Loft in New York City, which was constructed from a disused petroleum trailer tank. The architecture firm LOT-EK, which specializes in building homes from shipping containers, completed this project back in 2000. They used the tank to create 2 sleeping pods, which come […]

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on Mar 09, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Major Outpouring of Support for Solar in New York As Decision Now Rests with the State Public Service Commission

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City:With the force of over 16,500 New Yorkers voicing their support for more solar in New York State, today we joined our clean energy and environmental partners in filing formal comments with the New York Public Service Commission (NY PSC) in strong support toward extending...

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on Mar 04, 2014 at 07:25 PM

New York Will Consider Nonlethal Ways to Reduce Swan Population

(via www.nytimes.com)

After a backlash over a plan to euthanize the state’s population of the invasive birds, the agency will revise its approach.

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on Mar 02, 2014 at 08:50 AM

EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund Site in Linden, New Jersey; $36.5 Million Cleanup at Old Chlorine Plant will Protect Community from Mercury and Other Contaminants (NJ)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contaminated soil and ground water at the LCP Chemicals, Inc. Superfund site in Linden, New Jersey. The soil, ground water and sediment from a stream on the site were contaminated with mercury and other pollu...

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on Feb 28, 2014 at 03:31 AM
Bay Area water agency may s...

Bay Area water agency may start Sacramento River diversions

(via www.sacbee.com)

A Bay Area water agency may use its water contracts on the Sacramento River for the first time to help its customers survive the ongoing drought.The Sacramento River flows in the Courtland area.

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on Feb 28, 2014 at 03:20 AM
New York Bill Would Ban Ele...

New York Bill Would Ban Elephant & Mammoth Ivory Sales!

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Elly Pepper, Legislative Advocate, Washington, DC:11,300. That's how many ivory items the last survey, conducted in 2008, found in New York City, making it, by far, the largest ivory market of any major U.S. city.  How many elephants were slaughtered for those items? It's difficult...

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on Feb 22, 2014 at 07:24 PM

Protesters make noise over New York plan to kill off mute swans

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The graceful mute swan, in lore long associated with romance and fidelity, might not meet a fairy tale ending in New York.

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on Feb 22, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Some New York City streets closed due to falling ice, snow

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers got a reprieve from the relentless winter weather on Wednesday only to find that the season's wrath created a fresh menace of large chunks of snow and ice falling from skyscrapers to the sidewalks below.

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on Feb 21, 2014 at 04:22 AM
Sign This Petition to Help ...

Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

(via inhabitat.com)

A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the birds abuse other animals in the park, but animal rights activists

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on Feb 18, 2014 at 02:55 AM
Adopt A Pet In New York Cit...

Adopt A Pet In New York City: Featured Animals For 2/16/2014, Courtesy Of NYC's Animal Care & Control (PHOTOS)

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Every week The Huffington Post New York features city animals up for adoption, in partnership with Animal Care & Control of New York City.A nonprofit organization, AC&C gives shelter to more than 30,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals each year.In celebration of Valentine's Day, AC&C's adoption fee for cats is $20 ($50 kittens 6 months and under), $40 for dogs ($75 puppies 6 m...

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on Feb 18, 2014 at 02:50 AM