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Westchester Legislature OKs Complete Streets Act

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:57.

The Westchester County Board of Legislators this week unanimously passed legislation aimed at making Westchester’s roadways more hospitable to cyclists, pedestrians and public transportation.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Transportation,Westchester | Read More >

Vote For Proposition 4 On November 5th Ballot

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:33.

A proliferation of ballot initiatives may confuse some New Yorkers at the polls on November 5, but don't overlook Proposition 4, a constitutional amendment that is important for the environment and will not cost taxpayers a nickel.

Market Economics May Succeed Where Nuclear Critics Haven't

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 16:03.

Financial woes could cause the early closure of two nuclear power plants in Central New York, FitzPatrick in Oswego County, and Ginna in Wayne County.

Big Plans For New Waterfront Park in Buffalo

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-10 15:00.

Some 130 acres along Buffalo's outer harbor will be transformed from brownfields to mixed-use development and shoreline park, under a plan unveiled on Thursday.

State Names New Environmental Director For Hudson Valley

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Tue, 2013-10-08 15:38.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation last week promoted Martin D. Brand to lead its Region 3 office in New Paltz. As the new regional director, Brand will oversee DEC's work in Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

Scientists Fear Dangerous Algae May Soon Affect NY's Great Lakes

Submitted by Bridget Moffatt on Thu, 2013-10-03 15:55.

Algae blooms have become a common occurrence in many of the nation's bodies of water, including the Great Lakes. Scientists and government officials are particularly concerned about Lake Erie and the spread of cyanobacteria, which are toxic blue-green algae.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Central & Western NY | Read More >

Upcoming Forum On Water Issues In Southampton

Submitted by Jinwoo Hong on Thu, 2013-10-03 13:37.

The Sustainable Southampton Advisory ("Green") Committee invites the public to attend its third annual Public Forum on Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Peconic Institute located at Stony Brook Southampton's Library Building on Montauk Highway in Southampton.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Suffolk, Long Island | Read More >

Getting Widespread Buy-In For Benchmarking Is Key To Greener Buildings

Submitted by Elizabeth Mooney on Thu, 2013-10-03 13:18.

As New York prepares for a new mayor and new faces on the City Council, the Friends of Benchmarking has released its Second Year Benchmarking White Paper, sponsored by the Sallan Foundation.

New Yorkers Elect A Pro-Environment Public Advocate

Submitted by Dan Hendrick on Thu, 2013-10-03 12:10.

Democratic voters on Tuesday elected an environmental champion as the next Public Advocate.

Because she faces on Republican opposition in the general election, Letitia James is all but assured of taking her place as the first African-American woman in a citywide post.

NYLCV Blog | Read More >

Solution to Pollution: A Public Forum On Long Island's Water

Submitted by Erin Brown on Thu, 2013-09-26 15:13.

"Toxic Tides and Pesticides and Sewage, Oh My!" is the subject of a community forum at Farmingdale State College, hosted by a collaboration of environmental groups including Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Long Island Pine Barrens Society, Group for the East End and The Nature Conservancy.

NYLCV Blog | Filed Under: Water,Suffolk, Nassau, Long Island | Read More >

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