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NYC to Ban Cars on Central ...

NYC to Ban Cars on Central Park Loop in 2015

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After successfully closing Times Square and Broadway in 2009, the city of New York is looking to ban cars in the Central Park Loop starting inThe post NYC to Ban Cars on Central Park Loop in 2015 appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Oct 19, 2014 at 05:51 AM
Time for Trash Equity in Ne...

Time for Trash Equity in New York City

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Eric Goldstein, Director of NRDC's New York City Environment, NY:Everyone who cares about the health of our planet and its people owes a big thank-you to the environmental justice movement for its role in organizing last month’s phenomenal People’s Climate March.  So what better time than now to help...

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on Oct 15, 2014 at 05:24 AM

EPA Encourages Newburgh Families to Have Soil Checked for Lead (NY)

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(New York, NY) On October 15, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will join Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy at the Lead Safe Newburgh Coalition's "Soil Kitchen" event at the Riverfront Marina. At this ?Soil Kitchen? event,...

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on Oct 12, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Tour 6 of New York City   s...

Tour 6 of New York City s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

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October marks New York City's annual celebration of architecture and design, and Inhabitat is kicking the event off with a virtual tour of six of the city's most inspiring design destinations. We recently got to experience some of NYC's most incredible architecture

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on Oct 08, 2014 at 11:53 PM

EPA Finalizes Changes to Cleanup Plan to Address VOCs at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site on the Alleghany River in Cattaraugus County in New York (NY)

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(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a revised plan to address contaminated soil and groundwater at the former Alcas Cutlery Corporation facility (now known as the Cutco facility) at the Olean Well Field Superfund site in Olean, New York. Soil and groundwater at the ...

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on Oct 08, 2014 at 04:25 AM
Bear Cub Found Dead Under B...

Bear Cub Found Dead Under Bush In New York's Central Park

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NEW YORK (AP) — A bear cub has been found dead under a bush inside New York City's Central Park, and authorities believe the body may have been dumped there.Police say the cub was found Monday morning by a Central Park conservancy employee and there were signs of trauma to the body. Authorities suspect animal cruelty played a role in the cub's death.No bears were reported missing from area zoos...

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on Oct 06, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Buildings Hold the Key to N...

Buildings Hold the Key to New York's Climate Goals

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In a week in which New York City served as base camp to a number of large-scale events and declarations demanding global action on climate change, it's fitting that what may be considered the most significant announcement of them all came from its mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio's commitment to reduce the City's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050 -- the level the United Nations pr...

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on Oct 02, 2014 at 05:50 PM
Clean Power Plan Will Save ...

Clean Power Plan Will Save Thousands of Lives Every Year

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David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.:Researchers from Harvard, Boston and Syracuse universities have published new estimates of how many lives can be saved each year by EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standards for the nation’s 1500 fossil-fueled electric power plants. They’ve concluded these first-time carbon limits...

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on Oct 02, 2014 at 03:50 PM

EPA Proposes Removal of PCBs in South Plainfield Water Body; Public Meeting to be Held Oct. 21 in South Plainfield, NJ (NJ)

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(New York, N.Y.) ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. manufactured electr...

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on Oct 01, 2014 at 04:23 PM

EPA Provides $340 Million to New York to Make Sewage Treatment Plants and Drinking Water Systems Damaged by Sandy More Resilient (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $340 million to the State of New York for improvements to wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The funds will be used on projects that reduce the risks of flood damage and that increase t...

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on Oct 01, 2014 at 04:23 PM