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New York suburbs hit by flash floods after record rainfall

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a foot of rain hit parts of New York's Long Island on Wednesday, enough to set a preliminary state record, triggering flash floods and swamping cars on major roads that were turned into rivers during the morning rush hour.

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on Aug 14, 2014 at 06:50 AM
New York City's History-Mak...

New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old (Part III)

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY:In December 2013, the Sanitation Department was collecting recyclables from New York City residences and institutions at a rate of just over 16 per cent; the percentage is just about the same today. In view of the ambitious intentions of...

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on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:51 AM

New York Leads the Way in Protecting African Elephants and Rhinos

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Today we laud New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing a historic law banning the purchase and sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn. Through their leadership, Gov. Cuomo and New York's legislators have moved to end the state's role in this devastating international trade, which is driving these extraordinary species toward extinction across many parts of their ranges.The legislation amends t...

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on Aug 12, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Bronx Science Teacher Who Constructed a Green Roof and Tarrytown Teen Who Used Wasted Apples as a Fuel Source Win Presidential Recognition (NY)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(New York, N.Y.) Nathaniel Wight, a science teacher at Bronx Design & Construction Academy in the South Bronx, New York, and Luke Colley, a high school senior from Tarrytown, New York both won top presidential honors for their dedication to environmental protection. Nathaniel and Luke were hon...

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on Aug 12, 2014 at 05:20 PM
Awesome Shipping Container ...

Awesome Shipping Container Homes in New York City

(via www.jetsongreen.com)

The stackable nature of shipping containers allows them to be used, among other things, to build homes in very small spots. One area where this comes in very helpful is in cities where available space is scarce. Given the housing crisis in cities across the globe, shipping container homes are a great way to offer […]

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on Aug 05, 2014 at 07:20 PM
How Active Design Helps Fig...

How Active Design Helps Fight Fat and Global Warming

(via inhabitat.com)

We know we should take the stairs and not the elevator because it's better for our health and doesn't burn fossil fuels. But when that elevator is slap bang in the middle of the foyer and the stairs are tucked down the end of some creepy passageway, our willpower

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on Aug 05, 2014 at 04:20 PM
New York City's History-Mak...

New York City's History-Making Recycling Law Turns 25 Years Old (Part II)

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Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY:Read Part I of this blog. The 2000’s – The New Administration Stumbles at the Start Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who took office in 2002, compiled an impressive track record in addressing environmental health and sustainability issues in New York City....

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on Aug 05, 2014 at 01:50 PM

Latest polling results in New York show continued growth in opposition to fracking

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Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City:In New York’s Southern Tier, the very heart of the Marcellus Shale region where natural gas lies locked in dense rock, new poll results show a strong majority of people are worried about the health and environmental impacts of the...

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on Jul 31, 2014 at 08:50 PM

New York's Underused Water Infrastructure Funds Can Support Climate Resiliency

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Ben Chou, Water Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.:Despite the nearly two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy came onshore and caused unprecedented damage across the Northeast, many communities are still in the process of rebuilding. To help communities repair facilities and prevent damages associated with future...

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on Jul 31, 2014 at 06:50 PM
These 75 New York-Area Pit ...

These 75 New York-Area Pit Bulls Are Looking For Forever Homes

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This post is part of HuffPost's ongoing #PitBullWeek coverage.It's Pit Bull Week at The Huffington Post, a time to bust those long-standing stereotypes about pit bulls and other "bully breeds," and also help some pups find new homes. Hundreds of pit bull mixes are looking for new families, and like the variety in the breed itself, the 75 dogs below are looking for many different kinds...

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on Jul 31, 2014 at 04:50 PM