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State, local waters plagued by potentially harmful bacteria

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on August 25, 2008 at 6:38 pm

At the edges of two small ponds in a Greece subdivision are two pairs of small signs nailed to posts.
“WARNING,” two of the signs read. “Avoid contact with water. Do not allow pets to drink from pond.” “NO FISHING,” state the other signs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Microbes in filthy Gowanus Canal may hold breakthrough vs. AIDS, heart woes

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal on July 31, 2008 at 3:56 pm

The murky waters of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal have caused the demise of a baby whale dubbed Sludgie, stunk up an entire neighborhood and even once caught on fire. Read the rest of this entry »

Bottled Water Paradox: Banned, and Required

In Dive In on May 15, 2008 at 3:58 am

After two years of extremely heated debate that included references to ecology, history, geography, and the politics of selling or buying mass-produced cupcakes, the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn voted at the end of last month to discontinue the sale of bottled water. It comes to about 670 gallons of water per week. Read the rest of this entry »