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New York City's Smaller Wetlands Remain Unprotected

Article: New York City's Smaller Wetlands Remain Unprotected

NEW YORK, New York, February 2, 2009 (ENS) – It’s hard to image standing in midtown Manhattan, but wetlands do exist within New York City, and they both protect the city and need protection themselves, according to a report released Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “Many New Yorkers don’t realize there are thousands of acres…

NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste

Article: NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste

NEW YORK, New York, November 13, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Lauren Zalaznick, president of “Green is Universal,” NBC Universal’s company-wide environmental initiative, Wednesday announced Green Screens, an electronics recycling drive taking place throughout the five boroughs this weekend to mark America Recycles Day November 15. From 8:00 am through 2:00 pm on…

Demolition Opens New York's Governor's Island for Public Park

Article: Demolition Opens New York's Governor's Island for Public Park

NEW YORK, New York, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – New York City officials Friday began opening up the southern end of Governor’s Island in New York Harbor with the demolition of 10 military buildings that were not built to city building code standards. The demolition of the three-story buildings, built in 1988 as housing for…

The Police Pledges $1 Million for MillionTreesNYC

Article: The Police Pledges $1 Million for MillionTreesNYC

NEW YORK, New York, May 7, 2008 (ENS) – Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland – The Police – Tuesday pledged $1 million to plant trees across New York City. This donation to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in support of MillionTreesNYC will be matched by the city. The total of $2…

Rockefeller and Bloomberg Plant $10 Million in MillionTreesNYC

Article: Rockefeller and Bloomberg Plant $10 Million in MillionTreesNYC

NEW YORK, New York, April 23, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Rockefeller Tuesday announced a joint Earth Day pledge of $10 million to the MillionTreesNYC initiative to plant trees in public spaces, including New York Housing Authority developments and at city schools. This donation of private funds made to the Mayor’s Fund…

Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

Article: Poll Finds New Yorkers Worried About Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A large majority of New York City residents are convinced that global warming is happening now and leaders should do more to address the threat, according to the results of the first survey of New Yorkers’ opinions about climate change. The survey shows that, in line…

Green Carts Will Bring Fresh Produce to New Yorkers

Article: Green Carts Will Bring Fresh Produce to New Yorkers

NEW YORK, New York, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – Apples, oranges, lettuce, green beans – they are part of a healthy diet, but many New Yorkers live in neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are not available in stores. As a remedy, New York soon may be dotted with food carts that sell only fresh…