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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s Exec. Dir., Peter Gross, Speaks About The Sloop Clubs

(ENVIRONMENT TV) At a recent monthly meeting of the NYC Friends of Clearwater at the Judson Memorial Church, in Greenwich Village, Peter Gross, the Executive Director of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, spoke about some of the goals and...
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Giant Natural Gas Pipeline To Flank New York Nuclear Plant

(HUFFINGTON POST) A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. The...
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Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project Shows The Ins And Outs Of The City’s Sewer System’s Problems

(INHABITAT) Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting public and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future disasters. To address these concerns, a group of students and...
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No “Climate Plan” But NYS Still Moving Ahead, Says Cuomo Administration

(NEW YORK ENVIRONMENT REPORT) Finalization of a “Climate Action Plan” for New York State, which is mandated by a state Executive Order, is not a priority for the Cuomo administration. So says Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joseph Martens,...
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EPA Honors Work Of Exceptional New York Environmental Leaders

(EPA) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today honored 17 individuals and organizations from across New York with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck presented the awards...
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DiNapoli And Stringer Urge SEC To Force Fossil Fuel Companies To Disclose Climate Change Risk

(NYLCV) Last week, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling on the SEC chairman to force fossil fuel companies, “to enhance disclosure of the...
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Rockland Water Coalition To Receive EPA Award

(LO HUD) A coalition of local organizations that successfully stood against United Water’s desalination plant proposal will be recognized Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Each April, the EPA’s Region 2 — which oversees New York, New Jersey,...
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De Blasio Details New Plan, But Not The Cost, To Make City Greener

(CRAINS) Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his rebranded version of the city’s sustainability plan, focusing it almost as much on reducing poverty and income inequality as on making the city greener. The plan, christened OneNYC, is Mr. de Blasio’s...
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Awesome: The Number Of Cyclists In NYC Has TRIPLED In The Past 10 Years!

(TREEHUGGER) New York City is becoming more and more a city of bikes. Thanks to data from the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), which tracks long-term trends in NYC cycling by doing counts of bicycle traffic...
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‘Toxic Toys’ Bill Clears Assembly

(TIMES UNION) As Albany County is sued over its plan to deal with “toxic toys,” state lawmakers have passed a bill that would crack down on certain chemicals in children’s products. The legislation cleared the Assembly on Wednesday as...
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Columbia University Faculty Members Call For Divestment From Fossil Fuels

(THE GUARDIAN) More than 300 faculty members and officers at Columbia University in New York have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling on the institution to move its $9.2bn (£6bn) endowment out of fossil fuels. In an open...
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Tell Your State Senator: Stop Microbeads From Entering New York’s Waterways

(RIVERKEEPER) New York’s sewage treatment systems do not have the capabilities to filter out tiny plastic microbeads used as scrubbing components in hundreds of cosmetic and personal care products. A report from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office...
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Governor Cuomo Announces $22 Million To Improve Flooding And Storm Resiliency

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a project in Oneida and Herkimer Counties and three projects in New York City are moving forward after receiving approvals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation...
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Governor Cuomo Announces First Of Its Kind Energy Efficient Home Built By Veterans For Veterans

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the groundbreaking of the country’s first U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home, which will be built by veterans, for veterans, in Huntington Station. As part of the...
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Governor Cuomo Orders New Round Of Rail Safety Inspections As Inspectors Uncover Numerous Safety Defects

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced completion of another round of targeted crude oil tank car and rail inspections. These latest inspections uncovered 84 defects – including three critical safety defects and two hazardous materials...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Green Practices At State Agencies Lead To $13 Million In Cost Savings

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that implementation of green policies at state agencies have saved New York taxpayers $13 million while substantially reducing paper use and waste, and increasing recycling. A new report released...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Robert Moses State Park To Be First Energy-Neutral State Park In The Nation

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $1.7 million, 500-kilowatt solar system to be installed at Robert Moses State Park, which will make the Suffolk County coastal park the first energy neutral state park in...
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Governor Cuomo Announces Taskforce To Develop Pollinator Protection Plan To Protect NY’s Agricultural Economy

(GOVERNOR CUOMO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) Governor Cuomo today announced that New York State will establish an interagency taskforce to develop a Pollinator Protection Plan to promote the health and recovery of pollinator populations in New York State. Pollinators – which...
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Reactions To One New York

(MAYOR DE BLASIO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) The de Blasio administration announced today the release of “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City,” a comprehensive plan for a sustainable and resilient city for all New Yorkers that...
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Mayor de Blasio Releases One New York: The Plan For A Strong And Just City

(MAYOR DE BLASIO’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE) OneNYC establishes bold goals and specific targets for a strong, sustainable, resilient, and equitable city – 800,000 people out of poverty by 2025, Zero Waste, eliminating long-term displacement after future shock events, and much...
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Hudson River Trustees Find PCB Harm To Fisheries

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) Federal agencies assessing pollution in the Hudson River have determined that recreational and commercial fisheries have been severely harmed by PCBs discharged into the river for decades. In a report released Thursday, The Hudson River Natural...
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City Promises Significant Resources For Queens Flooding

(CAPITAL NEW YORK) City officials today promised a robust commitment to reduce flooding in southeast Queens as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s long-term sustainability plan. First deputy mayor Tony Shorris referenced the upcoming funding in a conference call...
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The Gowanus Tastes Like Mud, Poop, Grass And Gas, Canal Swimmer Reports

(GOTHAMIST) Activist Christopher Swain’s biggest problem yesterday was supposed to be figuring out how to keep the gonorrhea out of his mouth as he swam the length of the Gowanus Canal, a clever if disgusting Earth Day publicity stunt...
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NYLCV President: De Blasio’s ‘One New York’ Plan Needs Road Map

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) On Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio released “One New York,” which expands the city’s four-year update of its sustainability and resiliency plan to include sections on growth and equity. We applaud the mayor for laying...
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Green Party Of New York Candidate James Lane Calls For A Green New Deal on Earth Day: DeBlasio’s “One NYC” Falls Short Of Needed Climate Justice

(VOTE JAMES LANE) 100-RENEWABLE-e1428928797706.jpg James Lane, the Green Party candidate for Congress in the 11th CD, called today for this year’s Earth Day to mark the end of the fossil fuel era. A Green New Deal would provide for...