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Vision Unveiled For “Mosaic Of Habitats” In The New York/New Jersey Estuary

In Bronx, Brooklyn, Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront, Queens, Region, Staten Island on December 8, 2009 at 8:03 pm

While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River. Read the rest of this entry »

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Launch of America's Great Waters Coalition underscores commitment to restoring America's estuaries

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on December 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

An alliance representing more than 30 organizations came together with lawmakers from across the nation to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 of the largest water ecosystems in 27 of the lower 48 states — and involving nearly half of the country’s population. Read the rest of this entry »

Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington Considers Funding Parks to Rebuild Cities

In Dive In, Public Waterfront on December 2, 2009 at 1:41 am

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would provide federal funding for urban parks and recreation for the first time in eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Pick for Environment Post Raises Some Eyebrows

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has said he will remain vastly ambitious in his third term, and is committed to a sweeping environmental agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sewers at Capacity, Waste Poisons Waterways

In Dive In, Manhattan, Natural Waterfront on November 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

Many sewer systems are frequently overwhelmed, with sewage spilling into waterways and polluting them with excrement and industrial chemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Is One Step Closer to New Ship Emissions Standards

In Dive In, Maritime on November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

U.S. EPA moved closer yesterday to finalizing new engine and fuel standards for the largest ocean-bound ships by sending the draft rules to the White House for review. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix the pipes, save the river

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Public Waterfront on November 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm

There’s the Champlain Bridge and its vital link between New York’s North Country and Vermont that was allowed to rot beyond repair. There’s the realization that some 110 bridges across the state are in as bad or perhaps worse condition, and the cost of fixing or replacing them. And all the while, there have been aging sewer systems in older communities discharging untreated sewage into the Hudson River Read the rest of this entry »

"No Discharge Zone" Designation for the South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today hailed the federal approval of a measure that will significantly improve water quality in the South Shore Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

Legislation To Create a Free One-Time Registration Program To Replace License

In Dive In, Public Waterfront, Region on November 12, 2009 at 3:21 pm

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) introduced two legislative initiatives relating to the issue of saltwater fishing licenses in the State of New York. The first bill would postpone the effective date of the license program until July 1, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »