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New York Activists Turn to Civil Disobedience As Last Resort to Fight Regulatory Capture

(via www.desmogblog.com)

Award-winning author and anti-fracking activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber is going to spend Thanksgiving in jail. And it won’t be her first stay there. She spent last Earth Day there as well. She is returning to jail in upstate New York after her arrest for being part of a human blockade at the gates of the Crestwood Midstream gas storage facility on the shores of Seneca Lake in New York.And despi...

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on Nov 21, 2014 at 09:20 PM

Head of EPA Visits Jersey City to Highlight EPA Investment in Local Communities; Jersey City Mayor Fulop and Administrator McCarthy Visit Berry Lane Park Project (NJ)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(New York, N.Y.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, on her first trip to New Jersey, was joined by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop at the Berry Lane Park project to highlight EPA funding that has helped Jersey City transform a formerly contaminated site into the l...

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on Nov 21, 2014 at 07:50 PM
As Buffalo Snow Ends, Roof ...

As Buffalo Snow Ends, Roof Collapses And Floods Are Concerns

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads.More than 30 roof collapses, most involving farm and flat-roof buildings...

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on Nov 21, 2014 at 01:50 PM

Snow to keep falling in paralyzed western New York another day

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snow-bound residents of western New York awoke to as much as another foot of accumulation on Thursday with possibly another 30 inches expected, meteorologists said.

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on Nov 20, 2014 at 03:50 PM
New York man arraigned on s...

New York man arraigned on subway murder charge

(via news.yahoo.com)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspect charged with murder for allegedly pushing a man to his death in front of a New York subway train was arraigned on Wednesday and ordered returned to custody. Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested late on Tuesday in the Bronx borough and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, the New York Police Department said. Officers found the victim dead ...

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on Nov 20, 2014 at 03:20 AM
What's going on with this m...

What's going on with this massive lake-effect snowstorm in Buffalo?

(via www.latimes.com)

For some people, Buffalo is the home of hot chicken wings, but the not-so-secret reality is that it is far more well known for its nasty snowfalls. More than 5 feet of snow has fallen in the area this week and more is expected. At least five deaths have been attributed to the storm that began...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Buffalo Just Got Hit With A...

Buffalo Just Got Hit With A Wall Of Snow So Thick It Stranded Drivers In Their Cars

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

Yes, every single state in America was literally freezing this week, but no where has been hit with as much of a winter wake-up call as Buffalo, New York.The friendly folks of Buffalo woke up Wednesday morning to a staggering 6 FEET of snow... with another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 more feet in the coming days. Here's what that looks like:A photo posted by Wil Fuentes (@wilfuen) on

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:20 PM

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; $563,248 awarded to support projects in New York (CT, NY)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

(New York, N.Y.) Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futur...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Why New York Needs A 50 Percent by 2025 Renewable Energy Standard

(via switchboard.nrdc.org)

Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.:Sometimes, good news points to a larger truth. In New York, the good news I’m referring to, announced last Wednesday, is that two upstate communities will each become home to a 78-megawatt wind power project by 2017. Each project will...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Buffalo Snowstorm Traps Res...

Buffalo Snowstorm Traps Residents In Homes

(via www.huffingtonpost.com)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Some areas were expected to get 6 feet by the storm's end Wednesda...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:20 PM