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Plan guards forest land

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A geologically unique section of eastern Rensselaer County is now part of a federal program designed to protect forest lands from conversion to non-forest use.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on Jan 04, 2011 at 05:20 AM
Three finalists in running ...

Three finalists in running for New York's "Taxi Of Tomorrow"

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Filed under: Transportation Alternatives, Ford, NissanFord Transit Connect Taxi - Click above for high-res image galleryA couple of years ago, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced that it was searching for a new, more efficient vehicle to replace the taxis of New York City. The TLC created a website to submit ideas for its so-called "Taxi of Tomorrow" program. Now, three f...

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on Jan 01, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Pollutants in boys' blood tied to lower growth

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Russian boys exposed to unusually high levels of environmental pollutants are smaller than their peers, a new study reports.

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on Dec 30, 2010 at 07:50 AM

Paterson advances Indian casino operation

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In one of his final acts as governor, David Paterson has submitted to the U.S. Department of the Interior a deal that would allow the Stockbridge-Munsee band of Mohican Indians to build a casino in the Catskills, his spokeswoman Jessica Bassett confirmed.

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on Dec 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

DEC: Poison plume halted

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Specialists have said the unlined dump at the rural site is twice as contaminated as Love Canal, Niagara Falls neighborhood that became a landmark off corporate pollution in the 1970s when 950 families to be moved from a 10-square-block area because of contamination.

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on Dec 30, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Ohio and New York state pensions named plaintiffs in BP case (Reuters)

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Reuters - State pension funds in Ohio and New York were named lead plaintiffs in a shareholder suit against BP Plc that alleges losses due to the Gulf Coast oil spill, according to a U.S. district court ruling.

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on Dec 28, 2010 at 06:50 PM

New law is a welcomed way to recycle electronics

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New York takes a big leap forward in 2011 with free electronic waste recycling, and the timing is good for those whom Santa brought a computer or DVD player.

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on Dec 28, 2010 at 04:50 AM

New York hit hard as winter storm slams Northeast

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, burying cities in knee-deep snow, leaving thousands camped at airports and snarling traffic with blowing snow and icy roads at the end of the busy Christmas weekend.

Ecobird .. Ecobird ..
on Dec 27, 2010 at 06:50 PM

Humane Society Discovers Barneys New York Sold Real Animal Fur as Faux

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Photos by Net-a-Porter What a huge faux pas! The Humane Society of the United States is saying that world famous department store Barneys New York passed off a fur-trimmed 3.1 Phillip Lim parka as the fake deal even though it was most likely made of real coyote fur. That means customers who purchased the jacket [...]

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on Dec 27, 2010 at 11:21 AM

New rules curb dirty wood-fired boilers

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Wood-fired boilers cannot be used to burn trash, paper or other waste products under new rules approved Wednesday by the state's Environmental Review Board.

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on Dec 27, 2010 at 04:50 AM