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The Environmental Injustice of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

by Danielle Cabrera     Although the Great Pacific Garbage Patch may seem like just an island of floating trash, it is actually a great danger to sea animals and humans. Everyone needs to know how this environmental issue is

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Student Post: Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing

Thick and Heavy Sky of Beijing by Veranika Basak China. Beijing. Monday morning. Smell of sweet breakfast buns… and industrial smog. This is one of those days when air pollution in Beijing reaches its hazardous peak. Thousands of residents are

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The Fight for Change in Asthma Alley

Joanne Guerra SUS 200 THE FIGHT FOR CHANGE IN ASTHMA ALLEY   When you’re born and raised in New York City you learn to deal with all kinds of smells. Smells that range from sizzling scrumptious pizza to week-old garbage.

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Public talk: “Oceans: Fixable messes? How we can help”

As part of the Sierra Club’s Sustainability Series, a panel discussion on ocean pollution will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Seafarers & International House, 123 E. 15th St., Manhattan.  Door open at 6:30 for refreshments and the talk starts

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Fracking: An epic poem

By Bailey Sincox Preface to Fracking: An Epic Poem “But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” –Rachel Carson Marcellus’ story is just that: a story. Building upon the Odyssey, the

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South Bronx Unite environmental justice bike tour

Participants of all ages will visit sites along the community-designed Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan, including the proposed Lincoln Avenue waterfront park, the 132nd Street pier and the historic Port Morris gantries. Participants will also learn about local organizing campaigns

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Brooklyn beach clean-up

join NYC H20 and NYC Audubon for a beach clean­ing event at Plumb Beach, Brook­lyn, on Sat­ur­day, April 18, from 10am-1pm.  Free tranportation by bus from Union Square (Manhattan provided).  Click here for more information and to register.

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Air pollution in Tonawanda (N.Y.) sickens and kills, according to pending civil suits

By Mykola Rudchyk People living in Tonawanda, New York, outside Buffalo, have been suffering from illegally-released toxic gases in the air for years. There are 52 factories and plants in a five-mile radius around the town. The area has been under

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