EcoPolitics Daily: Offering an environmental angle on New York's political scene.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-04-11 08:30.
Nearly a year after its expected debut, New York's bicycle sharing plan is gearing up for action next month, the city Department of Transportation said.
The program will begin with 293 bicycle docking stations, with the ultimate goal of 600 and 10,000 bicycles for use by the public.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-04-11 08:22.
Almost three decades after the first subway train rumbled beneath Main Street, Buffalo's Metro Rail system is about to assume the role that was intended and transport thousands of city residents to homes, work and play, according to the Buffalo News.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-04-11 08:00.
As recently as 2007, the year before the national economy tanked, coal produced 15 percent of the electricity generated in New York. Since then, coal plants that figure has plummeted by a bit more than 3 percentage points, the Albany Times Union reported.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Wed, 2013-04-10 12:02.
On a boat moored on Pier 40 in Lower Manhattan, mayoral candidates expressed their visions for waterfront development, expanded ferry services, and an agency to oversee the city's coastline at a forum hosted by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, the Gotham Gazette reports.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Wed, 2013-04-10 10:52.
After Hurricane Sandy, Hudson Valley residents were reminded of the importance of open space in flood mitigation. Unlike paved surfaces such as roads and parking lots, natural spaces have the capacity to absorb large amounts of stormwater.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-04-04 12:41.
After review of nearly 200 public comments, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has devised a multi-pronged plan to clean up contamination at the former Grumman Settling Ponds in Bethpage, Long Island.
Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-04-04 11:27.
Amtrak plans to reduce excessive idling by installing equipment for plug-in power to waiting trains after independent air testing found potentially unsafe levels of diesel locomotive emissions near the Rensselaer Amtrak station.
Submitted by Monica Dietrich on Wed, 2013-04-03 12:37.
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 23!
That's the day when environmental organizations from around the state will converge on the Capitol in Albany for Earth Day Lobby Day.
Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-03-28 13:12.
The New York State Assembly and Department of Environmental Conservation will hold hearings next week on the state's new Long Island Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy.
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