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More Americans believe that economy and environment are linked, AP poll finds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .


An interesting new AP poll was released on Tuesday. The results indicate that more Americans believe that a cleaner environment leads to a healthier economy. This new trend appears antithetical to the traditional view that the environment needs to suffer for a strong economy. It also is good news for the democrats who are poised […]

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EPA Holds Another Meeting on the Gowanus Canal Project

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by .


On Thursday night, representatives from the EPA presented plans for the environmental studies they are beginning on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Officials outlined a schedule for their remedial investigation and feasibility study, which will determine the extent of the problem with the canal and help the EPA to determine whether to designate the project […]

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Knit-mare before Christmas: Throwing out the bamboo

Posted on 23. Nov, 2009 by .


My recreational bear-making came to a screeching and roaring halt recently. I was, as you can see, in the last throws of my bamboo bear when my creative creation became the knit-mare (ha!) I hadn’t expected. According to a Wall Street Journal blog post about the Federal Trade Commission’s warning on the eco-hazard that is bamboo […]

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Tree Planting at Pelham Bay Park

Posted on 01. Nov, 2009 by .


Volunteers trudged through mud and leaves on Oct. 24 to plant 3,000 trees at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. Another 1,000 volunteers planted 17,000 trees throughout the five boroughs for MillionTreesNYC’s Fall Planting Day. Trees help clean our air, reduce pollutants that trigger asthma attacks, increase property value, and encourage neighborhood revitalization, according to the […]

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The grass is always greener…

Posted on 28. Sep, 2009 by .


President Obama’s speech before the U.N. last Tuesday will probably be the most significant occasion in  environmental news until the U.N. Conference on Climate Change convenes in Copenhagen in two months. With the curious timing of Van Jones’ resignation (the White House’s Special Adviser on Green Jobs) lingering the background, Obama’s speech signified the direction […]

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