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MICA: High-Tech, High Fashi...

MICA: High-Tech, High Fashion Smart Bracelets Unveiled at New York Fashion Week

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Wearable technology has yet to hit the mainstream, but that isn't stopping the fashion industry from trying to add a stylish twist to the high-tech novelties. Earlier this month, Intel, in partnership with French fashion house Opening Ceremony, unveiled a

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on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:22 PM
Autopsy: N.Y. inmate died f...

Autopsy: N.Y. inmate died from heat, meds in cell

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NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday.

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on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Adopt These Adorable New Yo...

Adopt These Adorable New York City Pets; Featured Animals For 9/11/2014

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Here are the latest animals up for adoption through the Animal Care & Control of New York City.A nonprofit organization, AC&C gives shelter to more than 30,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals each year.Interested in a new pet? AC&C has adoption centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, all open daily from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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on Sep 11, 2014 at 06:50 PM
The Teamsters of New York A...

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change

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This month, world leaders will descend on New York for a major United Nations climate summit. Like summits of the past, you will hear that "this time" our leaders must act - but you will be hearing it from some unexpected places.The climate movement has grown. For years, many of us in labor sat back while environmentalists fought for a safe planet for the rest of us. For me, it brings...

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on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Green Groups to New York Ci...

Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead

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"It's like a forest," the high school student marveled as she strained her neck to see the oak and maple trees that rose high above her head. "Like"? That's a peculiar qualifier to use for a forest, especially after having just jumped across a muddy stream bank, admired a profusion of ferns, and listened to the calls of warblers.Is this not nature? Photograph by Marielle Anz...

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on Sep 10, 2014 at 09:20 PM
N.Y. trial opens for mother...

N.Y. trial opens for mother accused of killing autistic boy

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Socialite Gigi Jordan murdered her autistic son to avoid dealing with his developmental disorder, prosecutors said at the start of her trial on Wednesday, but the defense said it was a mercy killing to protect the boy from being raped by his father. "She wanted to ease his suffering," Allan Brenner, lead defense attorney for Jordan, a self-made millionaire pharmaceutical executive, to...

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on Sep 10, 2014 at 08:50 PM
New York   s proactive plan...

New York s proactive plan to face climate change

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Legislators and The Nature Conservancy works on plan to make New York more resilient and protected from climate change impacts, such as extreme weather and rising seas levels.

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on Sep 09, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Going Back to School. Movin...

Going Back to School. Moving Forward with Solar.

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Jay Orfield, Environmental Innovation Fellow, New York:While this may have been a tough week for some of New York’s school kids, who, in the last few days, have headed back to class, the school districts that educate them, just got some great news: A new, New...

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on Sep 04, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Owners of Buffalo-Area Gas Stations Ordered to Pay $290,000 in Penalties (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The owners and operators of four gasoline stations in the Buffalo, New York area have been ordered to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a total of $287,100 in penalties. In August 2012, the EPA issued a complaint to owners and operators of gas stations in Buffalo, Amherst...

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on Sep 04, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs'

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Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.

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on Aug 29, 2014 at 03:51 PM