July 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Researchers warn of legacy mercury in the environment

Environmental researchers have published evidence that significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment. So much mercury persists in surface reservoirs (soil, air, an… Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Chemicals pollutants threaten health in the Arctic

People living in Arctic areas can be more sensitive to pollutants due to their genetics. This is unfortunate since the northernmost areas of Europe are receiving more harmful chemicals. Scientists believe climate change may be a culprit as air and wate… Continue reading

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March 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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10 environmental sensors that go along with you

These sensors fit in a pocket or on your wrist and give scientists and us all a better look at air and water quality at highly local levels. Continue reading

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February 4, 2013
by Mark Izeman
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Extra Onions, Please…But Hold the Fracking Fluid

Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York
By now the horrific stories of cows mysteriously losing tails, birthing stillborn calves, and even dropping dead have made their rounds. I’ve blogge… Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Heat waves, storms, flooding: Climate change to profoundly affect U.S. Midwest in coming decades

In the coming decades, climate change will lead to more frequent and more intense Midwest heat waves while degrading air and water quality and threatening public health. Intense rainstorms and floods will become more common, and existing risks to the G… Continue reading

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January 16, 2013
by Peter Lehner
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From Solid Waste to Sweet Music: The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
I played the cello for many years–but I doubt I ever produced any music as inspiring as 19-year-old Juan Manuel Chavez playing the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite #1, on a cello made out … Continue reading

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October 12, 2012
by Sasha Lyutse
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Turning "Big Ag" into "Better Ag"

Sasha Lyutse, Policy Analyst, New York
As the stereotype goes, Americans like things BIG. Big cars. Big houses. And big mounds of produce to pick through at the supermarket. But when it comes to where that produce comes from, many Ameri… Continue reading

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February 16, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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HUD launches Sustainable Communities Resource Center

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has created an important online resource for professionals and citizens interested in improving Americ… Continue reading

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December 23, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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How to make the end of 2011 and the corn ethanol tax credit the beginning of real alterantives to oil

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City
Americans want the U.S. to lead the world in renewable energy, but these are screwy times in our nation’s capital. Some people are trying to turn clean, renewabl… Continue reading

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May 27, 2011
by Reduce
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What Really Happens to Your E-Waste

In an enormous warehouse just outside Chicago, pallets of computer monitors, hard drives and keyboards wait for disassembly. Bales of wires stand ready for pickup. Buckets of printed circuit boards glint with copper and gold. Intercon Solutions is one of the nation’s largest e-waste recyclers, pulling in $7.5 million in revenue last year through its [...] Continue reading

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May 2, 2011
by Nathanael Greene
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Love forests? Learn to love fighting for stricter biomass regs

Nathanael Greene, Director of Renewable Energy Policy, New York City Today NRDC, Friends of the Earth, The Wilderness Society and a host of other groups listed below are participating in a social media push to draw attention to the risks of biomass ene… Continue reading

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April 1, 2011
by Reduce
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8 Ways to Not Get Tricked While Going Green

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on April 1, 2011. You can read it in its original version from May 30, 2009 here. Just like the game of Telephone has taught us, information filtered through multiple sources starts to get a little less reliable. The same concept can be applied to environmentalism. In celebration of April [...] Continue reading

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December 2, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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EPA announces smart growth award winners: urban, rural & regional planning, plazas, green buildings, & more

On December 1 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored five projects with the 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement for their comprehensive approach to improving quality of life. “The projects make cities safer and more p… Continue reading

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