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New York’s Underused Water Infrastructure Funds Can Support Climate Resiliency

(NRDC) Despite the nearly two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy came onshore and caused unprecedented damage across the Northeast, many communities are still in the process of rebuilding. To help communities repair facilities and prevent damages associated with future extreme storms, Congress provided additional water infrastructure funding for New York’s and New Jersey’s

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TA Vision Zero Report: NYPD Traffic Enforcement Up, But Wildly Uneven

(STREETS BLOG) NYPD increased enforcement of dangerous traffic violations during the first six months of the city’s Vision Zero initiative, but enforcement varied drastically from precinct to precinct, with some issuing fewer summonses than last year. In “Report Card: Six Months of Vision Zero Traffic Enforcement” [PDF], Transportation Alternatives analyzed NYPD summons data from January through

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Bike New York Awarded Sustainability Certification For TD Five Boro Bike Tour

(PR WEB) Over the past seven months, New York City’s leading proponent of cycling as a practical and fun means of transportation and recreation has expanded its mission to include the increasingly important message of sustainability. Cycling is a zero-emissions activity, but a large-scale ride isn’t. As such, they’ve implemented myriad initiatives to make their

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Finger Lakes Wineries Want Gas-Storage Plan Rejected

(PRESS  CONNECTS) More than a dozen winery and vineyard owners were in the state’s capital Wednesday, calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to reject a proposed gas-storage facility near Seneca Lake. A state permit application remains pending for the proposed facility in the town of Reading, Schuyler County, as the state Department of Environmental Conservation

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Bottom-up Urbanism: What’s Next For The Lowline, Manhattan’s Subterranean Park.

(THE ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER) When James Ramsey and Dan Barasch set out to turn a defunct trolley terminal underneath Manhattan’s Lower East Side into an open, airy park, they launched a Kickstarter. It was 2012 and they needed $100,000 to build a full-scale mockup of Ramsey’s “remote skylights” which would collect natural sunlight at the surface

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State Extends Oil Plan Input Time

(TIMES UNION) Public comments on port facility proposal will now be taken until Sept. 30 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is again extending the public comment period on a proposal by an oil terminal operator at the Port of Albany to build a facility that would heat crude oil for shipment, the agency said Wednesday.

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The Reformation Begins: New York Utility Proposes Community Solar, Microgrids-as-a-Service

(GREEN TECH MEDIA) New York’s plan to remake distributed utilities is already having an impact on planning. As the New York Public Service Commission debates a proposal to reform the state’s distribution utilities, Central Hudson Gas & Electric is getting out in front of the coming changes. The utility filed a $46 million rate case with the PSC

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Exclusive TWC News/Siena Poll Shows Significant Opposition To Hydrofracking

(ROCHESTER TIME WARNER NEWS) More than half of voters in the Southern Tier and the Catskills/Hudson Valley regions are opposed to allowing the natural gas extraction process hydrofracking to move forward, a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll found.”We’ve seen these results for years now that people in the areas that would be most affected

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The People’s Climate March: An interview with Peter Rugh

(ENVIRONMENT TV) In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of

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FEMA Chief Wants investigation Into Superstorm Sandy Claims

(THE EPOCH TIMES) The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday. The Record newspaper reports the New Jersey Democrat and other lawmakers told Fugate they’ve

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People’s Climate March—Largest Climate March In World History—Launched In Times Square

(ECO WATCH) Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate March will coincide with September’s UN Climate Summit, where world leaders including President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in attendance in answer to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summons to consult on climate change. Key organizations, representing hundreds of

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