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A. G. Schneiderman Provides $215,000 To New York Botanical Garden To Cut Bronx River Pollution

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced today that his office is providing $215,000 to The New York Botanical Garden to support the Garden’s use of “green infrastructure” to eliminate water pollution discharges to the Bronx River. This funding, which will allow the Garden to replace a paved parking area with a “porous” one that reduces storm water runoff, adds to the almost $650,000 in project funding that the Attorney General’s office has invested in the program through its Bronx River Watershed Initiative.
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Kudos To Senator Simcha Felder & Senator José Peralta

You should know that on January 17, 2017, the New York State Senate voted to protect our senior citizens, the poor and needy from being charged 5¢ for each plastic bag they get when they go shopping anywhere in New York City....
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Rep. Serrano & Melissa Iachan: Seeking Environmental Justice In South Bronx

Twenty-five years ago this week, activists at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit drafted and adopted the principles of environmental justice, which have guided a growing movement of communities, advocates and leaders fighting against environmental racism. Since that time, we have made great strides in recognizing and quantifying the disproportionate environmental harms and pollution dumped on communities of color....
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BP Diaz Invests Over $14 Million In Bronx Parks

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced that his office has invested over $14.3 million in FY 2017 capital funds to improve parks throughout Bronx, including $10 million to restore the historic Orchard Beach pavilion and upgrades to playgrounds and recreation spaces all over the borough....
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$22 Million Project In Midland Beach Will Build New Wetlands

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today joined New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora to break ground on the construction of Staten Island’s first mid-Island Bluebelt in the Midland Beach neighborhood....
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11M+ Gallons Reduction In H2O Consumption

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd on Wednesday honored eleven of the city's premier hotels for their participation in New York City's Hotel Water Conservation Challenge....
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Bronx Residents Fight FreshDirect Relocation Citing Environmental Racism

Lawyers representing members of a South Bronx coalition were in court Monday morning in the latest attempt to block the relocation of FreshDirect's headquarters from Queens to Bronx....
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Life Returns In The Bronx River

For much of the twentieth-century, the Bronx River became a ruin of rusting bedsprings and junked cars, along with sewage and industrial pollution....
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New Rule Requires Dry Cleaners To Disclose Chemicals Used

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that a new rule requiring dry cleaners to post signs disclosing the primary chemicals used in the dry cleaning process takes effect today, Tuesday, February 11, 2014....
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Bronx Bucks: NY Clean Truck Program Accepting Applicants

Truck owners from South Bronx may be eligible to obtain cash rebates to upgrade their older trucks....
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$100 Million In Infrastructure Upgrades

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland, Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner David Burney today joined City Council Member James Oddo to announce two major capital projects in the New Dorp Beach and South Beach areas of Staten Island that will significantly upgrade existing water, sanitary sewer, and roadway infrastructure....
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Preventing Pollution From Car Repair Businesses In South Bronx

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $149,000 to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist automotive repair and other industrial facilities in South Bronx, New York in preventing pollution....
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$4.7M Awarded To Improve Waterways

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Carter Strickland today announced that twelve community-based stormwater management projects have been chosen to receive a total of $4.7 million in funding through the 2013 Green Infrastructure Grant program, which will be augmented by $1.1 million in matching funds from the recipients....
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Residential Toilet Replacement Program To Begin This Fall

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a request for vendors to participate in a residential toilet replacement program that will save millions of gallons of water....
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Bronx Business Invests In Solar, Saves $50K

GAL Manufacturing, a family-owned Bronx elevator parts manufacturer adjacent to Yankee Stadium, utilizes one of the Bronx’s largest commercial rooftop solar arrays. MC Solar Development and SolarCity designed and installed the 237-kilowatt systems....
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Heating Oil Spills Into Bronx River

A broken fuel line between two heating oil tanks is blamed for a Bronx River spill that extended more than a mile from a brook feeding into the river at Railroad Avenue in Valhalla to Virginia Road in North White Plains....
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Help Clean Gun Hill Road Tree Pits

Local resident and tree lover Janice Flood is leading a tree pit cleaning effort on Gun Hill Road this Saturday morning, October 13, 2012, and needs people to help out....
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Bronx Residents Concerned Over Methane Gas

Residents of a Bronx neighborhood are concerned that construction of a golf course on the site of an old landfill may be causing dangerous levels of explosive gas to be released into the air....
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Is Trump's New Bronx Golf Course Toxic?

According to a new report, Donald Trump's new $97 Million golf course currently under construction... is leaking methane gas....
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Eight Landscape Projects, Including One In Bronx, Win Sustainability Honors

The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) has announced eight projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes....
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Adolf Hitler’s murderous campaign during World War II took the lives of six million Jews.
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Presidential Inauguration Of The 45th President Of The United States Of America Donald Trump

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Martin Luther King Day

Today our nation pauses to honor a legend, an icon, and an American hero. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lifted up the conscience of our nation - a towering leader in his day, and a lasting inspiration for all generations to follow.
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Happy New Year

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Finally

Fidel Castro, Cuba's communist dictator for decades, responsible for the murder of many thousands of his fellow citizens, is finally dead at the age of 90.
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White Man Beaten To Death With Hammers By Black Youths: Video

Did you know a 32-year-old white man was beaten to death with hammers by at least two black teens early Sunday morning, November 30, 2014, on Itaska Street in St. Louis?

Compounding Injustice In Ferguson

You should know that in the wake of the November 24, 2014 Grand Jury ruling that Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, demonstrations have erupted all of this nation - especially in Ferguson, Missouri.
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The Coming Destruction Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as I write this is being paralyzed by demonstrations led by idealistic students and left wing Occupy Wall Street types. I spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. But I have to admit. I didn’t see this coming. I never thought this would get this big.
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Bibi Khan

Bibi Z. Khan is a Graduate student, human and environmental activist and aspiring writer. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading and community volunteer work.