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On the Holleran maple farm in Pennsylvania, workers clear the way for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. Some felled trees have been spray-painted with the American flag. By Josh Fox There’s a battle raging for America’s energy future. The fracking industry is flexing its political muscle in...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs. The study is the first to estimate the costs of IQ loss associated with exposure to air pollution, and is based on prior research on prenatal exposure to air pollutant...
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Posted by on in Mining
Clare Donohue, founder of an anti-fracking group called Sane Energy Project, said that out of the eight million people living in New York City, "You can walk up to anyone on the street and they haven’t heard about fracking yet." But if New Yorkers knew more about what fracking could do to their...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Due to depleting shark populations and the inhumane nature of finning, New York state has passed legislation to ban citizens from trading shark fins. Shark fins are a luxury of Chinese cuisine, but are attained through inhumane means. Environmental groups said the absence of sharks from food chains ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
I’ve written it before—New York City is the greenest place on Earth. Not actual green—despite the manicured beauty of Central and Prospect Parks, as of 2007 New York had fewer greens spaces per acre than just about any other major American city. But thanks chiefly to population density, Ne...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Mayor's endorsement could turn climate change into a serious election issue – and it might even embolden RepublicansNew York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg took climate change out of the closet on Thursday by invoking the issue in his endorsement of Barack Obama. "This November, vote for a presiden...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Sea level is rising around the world, but in many places on the U.S. East Coast, it's rising considerably faster than elsewhere. An oceanographer studying this phenomenon explains. A team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists recently discovered that the sea level along the East Coast of the United ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  When it was first celebrated in 1970, Earth Day was an innovative way to draw awareness to the world’s natural environment. Twenty million Americans held environmental rallies across the country, spawning the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and some of the first laws to cl...
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