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Today's Environmental News in New York

Nicaragua's sugarcane harvesters are dying from chronic kidney disease, and here's why.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-05 10:00
More than 20,000 individuals, mostly male, have died from chronic kidney disease after working on the fields. Said to be an epidemic, the disease is spreading rabidly among sugarcane harvesters.

State eyes toxic site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-02-03 10:00
An underground plume of dangerous dry-cleaning chemicals from beneath a strip mall is not threatening the nearby Memorial Hospital or an apartment complex, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Leaks, lead paint, roaches for families in temporary housing.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:00
As New York City's homeless population hits a record high, thousands are being placed in crowded buildings fraught with dangerous code violations.

The climate justice mayor.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-01-30 10:00
In the months ahead, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio should show that he will make climate justice a top priority and legacy-defining focus of his administration., New York City's Bill de Blasio makes climate justice a legacy-defining focus.
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