• Friends of Fort Green Park Fighting to Preserve The City’s Trees

    Friends of Fort Green Park The Parks Without Borders plan for Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn has not undergone environmental review as required under SEQRA. Nearby residents and regular users of the park have asked many questions that have not been answered, despite repeated FOIL requests for information about the environmental impact of removing so many large, mature trees. These effects include […]

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  • Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water?

    Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water? Martin Rogowsky – Former Westchester County Legislator Jonathan T. Wang – Private Pilot & Founder of Citizens For A Responsible County Airport Michael Dulong – Senior Attorney with Riverkeeper   Wednesday, April 10th Hosted by the Seafarers […]

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  • Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling?

    Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling? Bridget Anderson – Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Dept. of Sanitation Maggie Clarke, Ph.D. – Chair of SWAB Waste Prevention & Reuse Committee   Wednesday, May 8th Hosted by the Seafarers and International House […]

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  • Coal Ash Contaminates Groundwater at 91% of
 US Coal Plants, Tests Show

    An analysis of water monitoring reports found unsafe levels of toxic substances near hundreds of coal ash sites, many of them in the Midwest and Southeast. James Bruggers MAR 4, 2019 Coal ash from the now-retired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tennessee, is among the worst groundwater polluters, a new analysis shows. At a power […]

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  • Don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s a big hole in the world’s most important glacier

    CAN’T HARDLY THWAITES by Eric Holthaus on Jan 31, 2019 Civilization’s most important glacier has revealed another worrying surprise to scientists. The Thwaites Glacier, the largest outflow channel of the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet, now has a gigantic subterranean hole. The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and 1,000 feet tall — […]

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  • Vanishing Nutrients

    Vanishing Nutrients It’s a hazard of climate change you probably haven’t heard of  by Elena Suglia on December 10, 2018 Is it possible to starve yourself of nutrients while simultaneously gaining weight? It turns out the answer is yes. According to a growing body of research, rising carbon dioxide levels are making our food less nutritious, robbing key […]

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  • World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed

    World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed The world is already facing a severe water crisis. By Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez Nov. 20, 2018 The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the world’s species, generates 20% of global oxygen, and creates half of its own rain through an intricate […]

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  • How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away

    How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away A surge in deforestation under Brazil’s new president could ‘tip’ the Amazon, affecting weather and water supplies — in Brazil and beyond. BY CRAIG WELCH NOVEMBER 19, 2018 The rate at which rainforest is being cleared in the Brazilian Amazon has increased […]

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