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Tugs and Barges Benefit From Effort by Elves

In Dive In, Working Waterfront on December 27, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Dusting themselves after the big 70th birthday party for the tanker Mary Whalen, the elves at Portside New York are preparing for the fifth annual Operation Christmas Cheer. Read the rest of this entry »

A Federal Stimulus for City Parks

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on December 23, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Over the past eight years, federal support for urban parks has largely evaporated. Now parks advocates hope that a new administration with strong city connections will put urban parks back on the agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of costly New York waters

In Dive In, Get Wet, Public Waterfront, Region on December 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm

New Jersey anglers who drift across Raritan Bay into New York waters will have more to worry about in 2009 than remembering that state’s summer flounder regulations.

Gov. Paterson’s proposed budget includes a $40 saltwater fishing license for non-residents. Read the rest of this entry »

From Paraguay to Pier 57, developer has eye for art

In Manhattan on December 19, 2008 at 4:08 am

Developer Young Woo has had his eye on Pier 57 ever since his company, Youngwoo and Associates, snapped up a property on 10th Ave. in Chelsea a block away from the pier several years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Proposed NY budget cuts environmental programs

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on December 19, 2008 at 3:48 am

Money for invasive species control, farmland protection, waterfront revitalization and a host of other environmental programs would be reduced under the $121.1 billion budget proposed by Gov. David Paterson. Read the rest of this entry »

General Growth to sell South Street Market

In Go Coastal, Manhattan, Public Waterfront on December 19, 2008 at 3:42 am

Portfolio includes Harbor Place & The Gallery in Baltimore, South Street Seaport in New York City and Faneuil Hall in Boston Read the rest of this entry »

Waterpod Floating House Points to a Nomadic Future After Global Warming

In Get Wet, Public Waterfront on December 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Most scientists are now in agreement that global warming is happening, and that, in the not too distant future, we may all have to get used to living in a world of mass species exctinctions, population explosion, resource scarcity and rising oceans. The question on many people’s lips is, how will mankind adapt to this drastically different future world? Read the rest of this entry »

Maritime City unveils new eco-friendly facility for boat lift, cleaning and maintenance services

In Dive In, Maritime on December 16, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Dubai Maritime City, the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre and part of the Dubai World Group of companies, has announced that boat owners can now avail of new services within the integrated maritime centre including boat lifts, hull cleaning, general below waterline maintenance such as anode replacement, and re-launches in less than one hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Plastic pollution threat to health, environment

In Dive In on December 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm

n the past we widely used natural fiber products including jute, bamboo, cane, wood, leaves and clay, paper to make the goods we needed. But now we are using artificial fiber made products like polythene bags and plastic products on a larger scale. Read the rest of this entry »

Tiny Ecosystem May Shed Light On Climate Change

In Dive In, Region on December 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm

MIT researchers have created a microbial ecosystem smaller than a stick of gum that sheds new light on the plankton-eat-plankton world at the bottom of the aquatic food chain.
The work, reported in the January print issue of American Naturalist, may lead to better predictions of marine microbes’ global-scale influence on climate. Read the rest of this entry »