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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.

 

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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Two Bronx Beaches Closed Because Of Bacteria

Two swimming holes near Orchard Beach in Bronx have been shut down due to bacteria. ...
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Heat Long Puzzled Science

Hot enough for you? I have been thinking about heat lately, and not just because of the nation’s mostly torrid weather....
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Courting Danger Everyday

You have certainly done business on them, and you may well have lived within their boundaries. Whether you recognize it or not, and whether you are reading this in the desert West or the soggier regions of the country, floodplains are a part of the landscape around you - and they can be highly dangerous places to be....
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Bronx Buildings Get Greener

The fifth annual Bronx Green Roofs tour sponsored by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation The tour focuses on buildings in Bronx that have green roofs. It consisted of eight buildings that took the leap which increased this year from a previous number of six....
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Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City Department of Environmental Protection today announced an agreement on an enforcement Order to improve the overall water quality in New York Harbor waters....
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Fracking Judged To Cause Ohio Earthquakes

The solid earth is riddled with faults. Each fault is a plane of weakness in the rocks that make up the outer rind of the Earth. Some of those faults have been mapped by geologists, but others are unknown to even the most advanced science we have today....
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Strengthening The Green Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe and EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck today toured a job training and computer rehabilitation facility run by the nonprofit organization Per Scholas....
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Powerful Pressures & Special Waters

It does seem like there is something magical about artesian wells. Digging down to a level in the Earth from which water then spurts unaided is like a dream come true for some. And, after all, why pay the electric company for power to run a pump if Mother Nature will do all the work herself?...
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Two Neighborhoods Tackle Waste

In the Upper East Side on a chilly Sunday morning, every inch of the Asphalt Green Park is bustling with little soccer players wearing colorful knee socks and jerseys. Parents hold steaming cups of coffee and watch from the sidelines. Next door the basketball courts and playground are filled with children playing in the fresh air....
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Restoring Grace To A River Dedicated To An American Hero

Ten years ago, Eleanor and Giles Rae began a journey to search for a house and instead found an unexpected new mission in life. The couple spent many hours driving on the Hutchinson River Parkway to City Island, Giles Rae’s hometown....
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It’s Not Just The Lava

Mt. Rainier in my native Washington State is a stunning site. It’s a beautiful mountain, covered in snow and ice in both winter and summer. At over 14,000 feet, its summit is worthy of respect from even serious hikers. There’s no wonder it’s a National Park. ...
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City Launches Bronx Ecology Project

A big ecology project is getting under way in Bronx....
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I Have A Dream

Delivered on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Mario Relamuto, 81, Missing

The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person within the confines of the 49 Precinct in Bronx.
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Remembering The Legacy Of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
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Over 11K Babies Will Be Born In The US On New Year’s Day

Almost 11,283 babies will be born in the United States on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today.
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Happy New Year 2019

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Secretary Perdue Details USDA Functions In The Event Of A Lapse In Federal Funding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.
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Damage American Technology Program

The 90 day “truce” agreed to in the G20 dinner between Presidents Trump and Xi is certainly a plus. The world has been spared, at least for the moment, an acceleration of a destructive trade war between the world’s two largest economies.
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.
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Janet Upadhye

is a multimedia journalist covering the Hunts Point section of Bronx. In a past life she was the Development Director at San Francisco Women Against Rape. During her decade in the Bay Area she also organized within queer and trans communities for safety and justice.