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American Eels Not Endangered, Feds Say

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2007 at 12:58 am

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The American eel doesn’t need protection as an endangered species, according to a two-year review prompted by a petition from a janitor who had noticed eels getting stuck at dams near his favorite fishing spots. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Earns 'C – ' on Ocean Protections

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2007 at 12:55 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made modest progress on protecting its oceans last year, but still needs to boost funding for desperately needed reforms, a commission on ocean policy said Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

The City That Never Walks

In Manhattan on January 31, 2007 at 12:52 am

 FOR the past two decades, New York has been an inspiration to other American cities looking to revive themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Battle of Red Hook Pivots On Cargo and Cruise Ships

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2007 at 12:18 am

Just a couple of years ago, the container port in Red Hook, Brooklyn, looked doomed. Read the rest of this entry »

Toxins? What toxins?

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2007 at 12:07 am

Some toxic soil along the Gowanus Canal cannot be cleaned Read the rest of this entry »

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2007 at 12:05 am

The area along and around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Bulkhead showdown in the Bay

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2007 at 11:55 pm

A half-dozen federal, state and city agencies appeared before the Assembly Environmental Conservation Subcommittee on Shoreline Protection last week, in an effort to find out which agencies are actually responsible for the maintenance of Sheepshead Bay. Read the rest of this entry »

Shades of 9/11 loom over Bridge park plan – Old OEM office being used in search for WTC remains

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2007 at 11:53 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Park may one day be a waterfront playground for city residents and visitors, but for now it is a sifting ground for forensic experts combing through World Trade Center rubble looking for human remains. Read the rest of this entry »

Gates in Place of Doormen

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2007 at 9:52 pm

The only thing stretching across the entrance to the Bay Front Estates at Mill Basin last week, over a mud-and-gravel road split by a trench for the new water and sewer pipes, was a string of multicolored flags, sagging from a pair of long two-by-fours driven into the raw ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Riverhead Foundation Comes to the Aid of Marine Animals

In Uncategorized on January 28, 2007 at 9:48 pm

ANIMAL NY3597-07 blinks her big black eyes while lounging on her belly on a dry ledge in a lidless tank. Her fuzzy, bluish-gray fur is the distinct coat of a hooded seal less than a year old, and she appears soft enough to cuddle. Read the rest of this entry »