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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
A Casino in a Forest?  Why ...

A Casino in a Forest? Why One New York Gaming Proposal Should Be Rejected

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Daniel Raichel, Project Attorney, New York:This week, NRDC submitted written comments affirming a message we voiced to the New York Gaming Facilities Location Board last week at a public hearing in Poughkeepsie—don’t approve a license for a massive resort and casino complex in the middle...

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on Oct 01, 2014 at 04:22 PM

EPA Finalizes $11 Million Plan to Clean Up Soil and Groundwater at Toxic Site in Glen Cove, New York (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater and soil at the Mattiace Petrochemical Co., Inc. Superfund site in Glen Cove, New York. The groundwater and soil are contaminated with volatile organic compounds as a result o...

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on Sep 30, 2014 at 04:21 PM

One teenager dead, 3 injured in New York stabbings

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(Reuters) - A 14-year-old boy died from a wound to the chest and three other teenagers were injured early on Sunday in stabbings in New York City's Bronx borough, police said. Two 18-year-old men also were stabbed in the chest and a 17-year-old boy in the shoulder, police said. They were in stable condition at a local hospital on Sunday morning. Identities of the victims were not released. No a...

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on Sep 28, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Climate Summit Focuses Leaders on the Work Ahead for Paris & Highlights Important New Dynamics

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Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC:The Climate Summit in New York brought together world leaders from over 125 countries, leading companies, 400,000 citizens demanding climate action, and other leading policymakers. After all that, it is hard to decipher the final impact. While the Summit clearly...

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:50 PM

A new treaty to restore Buffalo herds and grazing land

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This week, dignitaries from U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations signed a treaty-the first among them in more than 150 years-to establish intertribal alliances for cooperation in the restoration of American buffalo (or bison) on Tribal/First Nations Reserves or co-managed lands within the U.S. and Canada.This historic signing of the "Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty" occurred in Black...

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:26 PM

SolarCity to Build PV Gigafactory in Buffalo

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Perhaps no two companies have more clearly demonstrated the potential of clean technology and renewable energy to revitalize manufacturing, create jobs and spur “green” growth of the U.S. economy than Elon Musk's Tesla and SolarCity. On Sept. 23, SolarCity announced it will invest $5 billion to build a massive, 1.2-million square foot PV manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York.

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:26 PM

APP, Cargill plant U.N. deforestation pledge for 2030

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A total of 34 companies signed the New York Declaration on Forests this week at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York.

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:25 PM
1.2 million-square-foot sol...

1.2 million-square-foot solar Gigafactory in New York now official, will create 5,000 jobs!

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Green jobs are coming to Buffalo!

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on Sep 26, 2014 at 04:22 PM