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6th Street Green Corridor Ribbon Cutting

(GOWANUS CANAL CONSERVANCY) On October 28th, the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd, and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy celebrated the 6th Street Green Corridor. Watch the video here! The 6th Street Green Corridor is a pilot green infrastructure project in the heart of the Gowanus, marking the first of

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Riverkeeper Sues For Danskammer Environmental Review

(POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL) Riverkeeper is going to court to force a more thorough environmental review of the Danskammer power plant. The Ossining-based environmental nonprofit announced its lawsuit Wednesday, two years to the day after the Hudson River surged during Superstorm Sandy and poured into Danskammer’s lower levels in Newburgh. The water destroyed important infrastructure, and prompted

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Bronx Boy Who Tested Negative For Ebola Released From Bellevue Hospital

(DNA INFO) The 5-year-old boy who tested negative for the Ebola virus after returning from Africa was released Thursday, hospital officials said. The child returned from Guinea on Saturday with his family and began showing signs of illness Sunday night. Medical crews in hazmat gear transported him to Bellevue the next morning after his mother

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Astorino Rips Cuomo Over Alleged Sandy Investigation Interference

(THE NEW YORK OBSERVER) Republican gubernatorial contender Rob Astorino assailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo over a New York Times report that the actions of the governor’s administration slowed the workings of the troubled Long Island Power Authority–and then covered its tracks by interfering with a commission Mr. Cuomo appointed to investigate the formerly quasi-government agency. The Times wrote today that Mr. Cuomo’s

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Another Successful Year Of Hudson River Cleanup Draws To A Close; One More Year Of Dredging Expected

(EPA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that next week the Hudson River dredging will conclude for the year. Dredging is expected to continue in spring 2015. To date, about 2.5 million cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been removed. In 2014 approximately 575,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment were dredged

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Southern Pine Beetle Confirmed For The First Time In New York State

(NYS DEC) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Central Pine Barrens Commission, today confirmed the presence of southern pine beetle (SPB) in three locations

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DEC Announces Aggressive Plan To Prevent The Spread Of Tree Invasive In Western New York

(NYS DEC) Through a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Department of Environmental Conservation is taking action to prevent the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid (or HWA) into the Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area and Zoar Valley Unique Area, the agency announced today. “Hemlock is a very important species ecologically, and

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DEC Releases Draft Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan For Public Comment; Public Comments Accepted Through December 15

(NYS DEC)   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released its Draft Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) strategy to prevent the introduction and spread of AIS in New York State for public comment. Comments will be accepted through December 15. Aquatic Invasive Species threaten the ecology of New York’s rich abundance of

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Public Can Submit Comments On The Revised Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Regulations From Nov. 12 Through Dec. 12, 2014

(NYS DEC) The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites public comments on revised proposed regulations for the construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in New York State. A 30-day public comment period will begin Nov. 12 and run through Dec. 12. The primary revision to the proposed regulations would limit the

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Governor Cuomo Announces $10.6 Million In Funding For Upstate Disaster-Relief Housing

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE)   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $10.6 million in funding to develop shovel-ready, multi-family affordable housing projects in two communities in Upstate New York. A total of 77 units will be built in Broome and Madison Counties, where communities sustained significant losses of housing by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm

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Governor Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio Announce New York State, New York City to Create Program To Encourage Health Care Workers To Travel To West Africa To Treat Ebola Patients

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the State of New York and the City of New York will create a program of financial incentives and other employment protections to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa and provide assistance treating

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Governor Cuomo Announces Two Additional Hospitals Designated To Treat Ebola Patients

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Erie County Medical Center and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Now Designated to Care for Potential Ebola Patients Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that two additional hospitals – Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) and Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo (WCHOB) in Western New York – have agreed to

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As Citi Bike Expands, So Should NYC’s Protected Bike Lanes

(STREETS BLOG) When Citi Bike launched last year, ridership numbers quickly surpassed levels seen in other cities. New York’s system had a number of advantages — more stations, more bikes, more places to go, and more potential customers, for starters. But there’s another reason so many people felt comfortable hopping on the blue bikes: For

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Can Long Island Be Saved? — Part X: Governor Cuomo Announces An Action Plan For Long Island

(HUFFINGTON POST) Readers of this series ‘Can Long Island Be Saved?’ will recall the flurry of public meetings and forums from this May. Here’s a great link to all the key materials from the three meetings called for by the Governor. Local, state, and federal officials and policy makers and various environmental groups studying Long

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NYLCV’s President Marcia Bystryn On State Senate Battle

(CITY & STATE) The New York League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group, has raised more than $1 million to support candidates in several battleground state Senate races, a sign of the organization’s expanding efforts to elect green-friendly lawmakers. The sum is more than three times as much as the organization’s political action committee spent

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A Turtle Mystery In Jamaica Bay

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) Something strange is happening to the diamondback terrapin turtles of Jamaica Bay, though there’s some question as to precisely what that strange thing means. “Nobody has ever seen anything like this before,” said Russell Burke, a Hofstra University ecology professor and one of the foremost experts on Jamaica Bay’s population of diamondback

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