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34 years ago, Bob Diamond made a remarkable discovery underneath Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue - the world's oldest subway tunnel. Diamond then devoted his life to giving tours of the underground landmark until 2013, when the city ordered it sealed up. Read on
EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released to Land, Air and Water in New York Data Finds Reduction from Previous Year (NY)
(New York, N.Y.) The annual U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report on the amount of toxic chemicals released to the land, air and water by industrial facilities in New York State in 2012 showed a slight decrease over the previous year?s data. The Toxics Release Inventory report issued today by ...
Michael Bloomberg may have relinquished his role as New York City's mayor, but when it comes to ways he can continue to serve people, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. One of Bloomberg's latest initiatives is a $53 million plan to combat food shortages,
Adopt A Pet In New York City; Featured Animals For 2/2/2014, Courtesy Of NYC's Animal Care & Control (PHOTOS)
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.AC&C has a one-day special this Super Bowl Sunday. The adoption fee for cats is $20, $40 for dogs, $35 for rabbits, $50 for kittens, a...
EPA Directs NL Industries to Remove Lead at Raritan Bay Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey; $79 Million Cleanup Will Remove Toxic Lead from Popular Beach and Public Park (NJ)
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has directed NL Industries to conduct a $79 million cleanup at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site in Old Bridge and Sayreville, New Jersey. Soil and sediment at the site are contaminated with lead-containing waste that was used to construct ...
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his special envoy for cities and climate change, in a bid to build momentum ahead of a planned U.N. summit meeting in September.
Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC:Recently, the severe air pollution in New Delhi, India, has been getting significant media attention. Yet New Delhi is far from alone. Hundreds of millions of people in cities around the world are choking on traffic, and local officials are feeling more...
White, long-necked mute swans, the state’s largest birds, hurt water quality and threaten people and jets, environmental officials say.
FAIRPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Local firefighters have adopted as one of their own a 9-year-old boy who died saving six relatives from a fire that destroyed his grandfather's upstate New York home.
Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY:There is an important exposé in today's New York Times, which should be of interest to city apartment dwellers whose drinking water travels through New York's iconic rooftop water towers. An investigation by Times reporters Ray Rivera, Frank G. Runyeon and...