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Election Day is Sep 9th; Know Who NYLCV Endorses Before You Head To The Ballot Box

(NYLCV) When New Yorkers go to the polls, they count on NYLCV to recommend the candidate most likely to be an environmental leader. Every election year, NYLCV develops candidate questionnaires that detail our Board’s Policy Priorities. Candidates are interviewed by our Regional Boards. Click on a candidate name to read the full endorsement or view

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Could BlocPower’s Independent Solar Power Be The Key To NYC Storm Resiliency?

(INHABITAT) One company’s bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations where severe weather paralyzes communication efforts. BlocPower, an energy efficiency company run out of NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Urban Future Center, is one of the

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Colton And Treyger To MTA: Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite Riders

(NEW YORK OBSERVER) Assemblyman William Colton and Councilman Mark Treyger called today for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to let bus and subway riders sleep tight–by letting them know within 24 hours when the agency discovers bedbugs on one of its transit lines. Outside the Kings Highway N train–the very line where the tiny, blood-sucking insects

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PCB Dredging Questioned

(SARATOGIAN) Local officials say Hudson River PCB dredging isn’t achieving its cleanup goals and that infrastructure should be left intact until a decision is reached on whether to expand the project’s scope.   Plans call for dismantling a Fort Edward dewatering facility after the 2015 dredging season, when General Electric Co. expects to complete its

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Expanded Dredging Sought Along; Hudson Officials Ask GE To Clean PCBs In Canal, Floodplains

(THE DAILY GAZETTE) Two warning signs went up this spring at the new kayak launch at Hudson Crossing Park, telling users the soil may contain PCBs. They were put up after testing found PCBs at the launch, even though they were already dredged last year from upstream sections of the Hudson River. Local officials are

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Today’s Headlines For Aug 28th From Streets Blog

(STREETS BLOG) Top Astorino Aide and Conservative Party Big Resigns County Job After DWI Crash (News, LoHud) She Complained About His Driving, So He Mowed Her Down and Fled; Now He’s Under Arrest (News) Driver Injures Man Walking at 116th and Amsterdam (Spectator) City Breaks Ground on Next Phase of Fordham Plaza Construction at Transit Hub (NY1, News 12) Stapleton

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Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

(WNYC) A safety panel found Metro-North needs a “fundamental rebuilding” of its safety culture. The panel was convened convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the wake of a series of derailments and employee deaths. “We hope our report provides a framework for improvement, and we expect our recommendations will lead to better and safer rail operations

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Raising Bees In The City: A Hands-On Guide

(WNYC) Beekeeping used to be illegal in New York City, but since it was legalized 2010 it’s has become increasingly popular, with beehives popping up on city rooftops and in backyards and community gardens. Beekeeper James Fischer tells us how beekeeping in the city works, the life cycle of honeybees, what is killing them off,

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Eco Logic: The People’s Climate March

(THE ENVIRONMENT TV) Eco-Logic: The People’s Climate March with guests, Peter Rugh and Natalie McClellan. Tuesday, 7 – 9 PM, July 22, 2014, (WBAI-99.5 FM, every other Tuesday 8-9 PM) Approximate Index of Discussion: -Environmental News Roundup….(00:30 – 10:26) -Intro To Interviewees….(10:28 – 11:30) -UN Usefulness Concerning Climate Change….(11:34 – 17:25) -What Are You Organizing……..(17:27

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Not Even Toxic Waste Stops Gentrification: 3 New York Superfund Sites In Developing Neighborhoods

(ALTER NET) Archive articles, federal documents, slideshows and more on the three big cleanups now underway in New York. In the past five years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has designated three sites in New York City to be part of the Superfund program, which goes after past polluters for financial penalties that it then

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City Health Commissioner Offers School Vaccination Tips

(NY 1) With the start of the school year just around the corner, parents are making sure their children are properly supplied—but what about properly vaccinated? NY1′s Erin Billups sat down with City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett to discuss what parents should know about vaccinations as the first day approaches. – See more at: http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/lifestyles/health_and_medicine/214472/city-health-commissioner-offers-school-vaccination-tips/#sthash.qt2ZLIzj.dpuf

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Today’s Headlines For Aug 27th From Streets Blog

(STREETS BLOG) With Work Slowly Moving Ahead at Amtrak’s Moynihan Station, Schumer Calls for More Funds (NYT) Teachout: Then-Candidate Cuomo Did Nothing to Stop Christie From Cancelling ARC Tunnel (News) News Backs Christie on ARC “Monstrosity,” Says Teachout “Has No Idea What She’s Talking About” $4.9 Million Expansion in Bus Service Takes Effect in Five Boros Sunday (News, DNA) Driver

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NYSERDA Seminars In Manhattan To Help Multifamily Building Owners Take Advantage Of Energy Efficiency

(NYSERDA) Free Events Will Detail How to Improve Building Performance and Control Costs with Help from Multifamily Experts   The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding seminars in Manhattan this September and October to help multifamily building owners and developers realize the benefits of energy efficiency projects. The free seminars

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SCHUMER: DEA HAS COMPLETED FINAL STEP TO TIGHTEN CONTROL OF HYDROCODONE, AMONG MOST HIGHLY ABUSED & WIDELY PRESCRIBED DRUGS IN NY

(SENATOR SCHUMER’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) HYDROCODONE WILL NOW BE SCHEDULE II DRUG ENFORCED BY DEA Schumer Has Long Advocated for Tighter Federal Controls of Rx Drugs like Hydrocodone – In October 2013, Schumer Announced That FDA Heeded His Call to Reclassify Hydrocodone As Schedule II & Recommended This Change to the DEA, Due to Its High

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