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EPA Finalizes $47 Million Plan to Address Pollution in Three Areas of Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey (NJ)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to address contamination in three areas of the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site in Ringwood, New Jersey. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, these areas were used to dispose of waste materials, including paint ...

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 04:50 PM

Disaster Housing Gets A Surprising Makeover In New York City (PHOTOS)

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When you think about your surroundings during a natural disaster, style isn't ever likely to come to mind. Thankfully, New Yorkers, the Office of Emergency Management has done the thinking for you, unveiling a housing unit designed to ride out relief efforts when the next "superstorm" hits. And to our surprise, it's quite stylish.First, a little backstory: Last year, a report released...

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Green roofs could prevent s...

Green roofs could prevent sewage overflow in New York City

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Sewage overflow is a major problem in the Big Apple, but with a little more green on city rooftops, the overflow could be prevented.

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on Jun 27, 2014 at 06:50 PM
First Ever Mushroom Tower S...

First Ever Mushroom Tower Sprouts at MoMA PS1 in New York

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Mushrooms aren't just for eating anymore. Biotect David Benjamin and his firm, The Living, recently completed their latest project - the world's first tower made of fungus bricks - at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York. The shroomy, biodegradable building will be

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on Jun 26, 2014 at 08:51 PM
Rangel, face of Harlem poli...

Rangel, face of Harlem politics, wins N.Y. primary

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U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel held off a strong Democratic primary challenge, edging closer to his 23rd and final term in the House.

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on Jun 25, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Enter This Competition for ...

Enter This Competition for a Chance to See Your Design Built in New York

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Calling all designers, architects and visionaries! FIGMENT is now accepting submissions for its 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. They're looking for creative, forward-thinking designs made using recycled materials and the winner's pavilion will actually

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on Jun 25, 2014 at 06:50 PM

How Clean is Your Favorite New York or New Jersey Beach?

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Johanna Dyer, Attorney, New York:It’s (finally) summertime! And you know what that means: people all over the New York and New Jersey region are grabbing their towels and flip-flops and heading to the states’ beaches for relief from the sweltering heat. But unfortunately, every...

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on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:20 PM
Fishermen Reel In Baby Grea...

Fishermen Reel In Baby Great White Shark Off Coast Of New York (PHOTO)

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A fisherman caught a young great white shark off the coast of New York Sunday, just a day after a 16-foot shark was filmed circling a boat near Cape May, New Jersey.(Story continues below.)A surprised fisherman in #Queens reeled in a baby great white shark! http://t.co/np87aiECHh pic.twitter.com/ke4XrKeACm— DNAinfo.com New York (@DNAinfo) June 24, 2014Steve Fernandez and his friends were fishin...

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on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:20 PM
NRDC's Trip to New York Cit...

NRDC's Trip to New York City's Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

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Jane Schuldiner, Program Assistant, New York City:It is my hope that most people, after drinking a can of soda, will take that can and throw it into the recycling bin, not the trash can.  We recycle because, in New York City, we have the available infrastructure,...

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on Jun 24, 2014 at 04:50 PM
New York City to reduce spe...

New York City to reduce speed limits to 25 MPH

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It's all part of Vision Zero, the plan to eliminate pedestrian deaths caused by speeding cars.

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on Jun 24, 2014 at 04:50 PM