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Another Successful Year of Hudson River Cleanup Draws to a Close; One More Year of Dredging Expected (NY)

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(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that next week the Hudson River dredging will conclude for the year. Dredging is expected to continue in spring 2015. To date, about 2.5 million cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been remo...

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on Oct 30, 2014 at 02:50 PM
150 Cats Evacuated From New...

150 Cats Evacuated From New York Home, Some Were In Walls

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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say building inspectors have condemned an upstate New York home after crews had to tear out the walls to find many of the more than 150 cats that were removed from the property.Troopers say the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society spent Tuesday and Wednesday removing the kittens and adult cats from Bertha Ryan's home in the Rensselaer County town of in Schaghticok...

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on Oct 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM
New York Street Renamed In ...

New York Street Renamed In Honor Of Late Hero Who Saved 6 People During Superstorm Sandy

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Nearly two years after his death, a Hurricane Sandy hero who helped rescue others during the storm now has a street named in his honor.Dylan Smith, a lifeguard and passionate surfer, left the shelter of his own home in Belle Harbor during the 2012 storm, and helped ferry six people to safety along with Mike McDonnell, a neighbor who built a homemade bridge out of rope.Tragically, Smith drowned ...

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on Oct 29, 2014 at 01:50 PM
What New York City Can Lear...

What New York City Can Learn From Its Relationship With The Sea

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Can New York City survive the sea?This is the question Ted Steinberg, a Case Western Reserve University professor, poses in his recent book, Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York.From the days when Mannahatta island was home to the indigenous Lenape tribe to today's five-borough metropolis that houses more than 8 million people, one thing has remained constant: the story of...

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on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM
5 Ideas for Protecting New ...

5 Ideas for Protecting New York From The Next Sandy (Some Of Which Are A Little Nuts)

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It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy, and much of New York City is still vulnerable to flooding from storm surges. And as global sea levels continue to rise, that flooding risk will only increase. While Sandy caused around $19 billion in damages and economic losses in New York City, the same storm would cost the city $90 billion in 2050, according to a recent analysis by the city governme...

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on Oct 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Superstorm Sandy Two Years Later: New York Is Becoming More Resilient but More Is Needed

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Two years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy came barreling up the East Coast, killing 117 Americans and damaging hundreds of thousands of homes along the way. Here in my hometown of New York, it delivered an 11-foot storm surge and a reminder that climate change wasn't just a challenge for the future. On this anniversary, we honor those who lost their lives to the storm. And we acknowledge the tho...

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on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:50 AM
New York officials: Doctor ...

New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city

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NEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.

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on Oct 24, 2014 at 06:20 PM
New York doctor tests posit...

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

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By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notif...

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on Oct 24, 2014 at 01:20 AM

U.S. Arctic envoy looks to 1970s New York for inspiration

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As he contemplates dealing with crumbling shores, melting ice and other changes in the rapidly changing Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp looks back at the rough and tumble New York City of the 1970s for inspiration.

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on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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