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Putting Biodiversity On The Map In Hudson Valley Communities

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 30, 2008 at 12:19 am

Following 10 months of study, exploration, and hard work, community groups from Ulster, Dutchess and Albany counties will present findings of their habitat research on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Read the rest of this entry »

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Some anglers miss Hudson warnings

In Get Wet, Natural Waterfront, Region on October 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm

The wind had a wicked kick as it skidded across the Hudson River, then over the anglers perched along the Piermont Pier. Read the rest of this entry »

Statue of Liberty Dedicated in New York Harbor

In Get Wet, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on October 28, 2008 at 11:19 pm

On Oct. 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from the people of France, was officially unveiled to the public by President Grover Cleveland. Read the rest of this entry »

Skanska Gets Contract For First Phase of Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on October 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. (BBPDC) has awarded Skanska USA Inc. a $47 million contract to develop an 85-acre waterfront park seen as a key to the revitalization of the Brooklyn, NY waterfront. Read the rest of this entry »

DEC Announces Environmental Justice Grants

In Dive In, Region on October 28, 2008 at 10:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced 50 projects that were awarded 2008 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grants to organizations serving communities across the state that face multiple sources of environmental harms and risks. Read the rest of this entry »

Burden To Municipal Art Society: Don’t Mess With City’s Coney Plans

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on October 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm

On Friday, we wrote about how the Municipal Art Society is putting together a design forum to come up with ideas for the redevelopment of Coney Island, kicking off the initiative today. Read the rest of this entry »

A team to work on designs for Coney Island

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Public Waterfront on October 27, 2008 at 7:24 pm

A nonprofit group has asked a creative team to come up with designs to restore Coney Island to its heyday, after years of decline. Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers find key to differences in dioxin sensitivity

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on October 27, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), furans and other dioxin-like compounds belong to a family of chemicals that are some of the most toxic on the planet. Read the rest of this entry »

Invasive species may be linked to canal

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on October 27, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Experts from Vermont and New York are to meet next week to talk about whether the Champlain Canal plays a role bringing invasive species to Lake Champlain. Read the rest of this entry »

Climate Change Seeps into the Sea

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on October 27, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Good news has turned out to be bad. The ocean has helped slow global warming by absorbing much of the excess heat and heat-trapping carbon dioxide that has been going into the atmosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Read the rest of this entry »