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Another Natural Gas Controversy

Aug 17, 2010

Photo (cc) Voxphoto While New Yorkers hotly debate the safety of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method for extracting natural gas from upstate rock formations, a second natural gas issue has quietly


Can the City -- and the Oyster -- Save Jamaica Bay?

May 28, 2010

Photo by Unforth The marshes of Jamaica Bay have been shrinking for decades, essentially vanishing into New York's toxic waters. The largest urban wildlife preserve in the United States sits adjacent to


City Garbage Plan Falls Short of Goals

May 04, 2010

Photo (cc) 2008 rafael rybczynski The Bloomberg administration's garbage plan has been sitting on a shelf awaiting full implementation for four years, and some critics think it's on the verge of


Cleaning New York's Soot-Spewing Buildings

May 03, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 Shellysblogger Some of New York's most prominent buildings, such as the Dakota on Central Park West, burn highly polluting heating oil. The American Lung Association's annual State of the