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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

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As City's Temperature Rises, Air Quality Falls

Aug 04, 2010

Photo by Jorge Castro It has been a great summer for anybody who sells ices on the street, repairs air conditioners, or enjoys a run through a park sprinkler. For New

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Stated Meeting: Council Moves to Increase Recycling

Jul 30, 2010

Photo by Ianqui i With many city residents still dumping all their trash in the garbage can, the City Council yesterday passed 11 bills to spur recycling in the city, including

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Wind Project Off Rockaway Could Help Power New York's Future

Jun 24, 2010

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe The Middelgruden wind farm off Denmark's coast has been supplying Copenhagen with energy since 2000. Now efforts are underway to bring offshore wind famrs to the

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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

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Creating a Plan to Connect New Yorkers and Their Harbor

May 28, 2010

Photo mysticshildz The new Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of many signs of renewal along New York's waterfront. For too many in the New York metropolitan area, our harbor has been

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For Budget Buses, Chinatown's Clogged Streets Are Wide Open

May 12, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 Adam E. Moreira Passengers going to Philadelphia board a budget bus in Chinatown. Around the clock, in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, crowds fill the narrow Chinatown sidewalks waiting

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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

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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

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PlaNYC at Three: Time to Include the Neighborhoods

Apr 12, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presenting his plan for a larger and more environmentally friendly New York in April 2007. Earth Day -- April 22 -- will mark the third anniversary of PlaNYC2030,

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