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Blue and Green Recycling Bins Bloom Across New York City

Blue and Green Recycling Bins Bloom Across New York City

NEW YORK, New York, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – In New York City, green is for newspapers and magazines, and blue is for bottles and cans. Starting today, a total of 105 new blue and green recycling bins will be positioned around the city so fewer recyclables will be tossed into street corner litter baskets.…

Bloomberg: New York Short-Changed on Terrorism Prevention Funds

Bloomberg: New York Short-Changed on Terrorism Prevention Funds

NEW YORK, New York – “The federal government needs to do more to help us protect our city,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the first public hearing of the nine-member Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism Wednesday in New York. “I’m glad to see that Congress has…

New Climate Task Force Will Help Secure New York City

New Climate Task Force Will Help Secure New York City

NEW YORK, New York, August 13, 2008 (ENS) – The low-lying city of New York – with its complex underground water and sewer systems; electric, gas, and steam production and distribution systems; telecommunication networks and other critical infrastructure – is particularly vulnerable to the rising sea levels and storm surges associated with global warming. To…

'Together' Launches U.S. Campaign to Fight Climate Change

'Together' Launches U.S. Campaign to Fight Climate Change

NEW YORK, New York, June 6, 2008 (ENS) – On Thursday, in observance of World Environment Day, businesses, U.S. cities nationwide and nonprofit organizations joined with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to launch Together, a consumer engagement campaign on climate change. Together is an initiative of…

Tri-Generation Power Plant a First for New York

Tri-Generation Power Plant a First for New York

NEW YORK, New York, May 15, 1008 (ENS) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today flipped the switch to start the city’s first tri-generation power plant at Co-Op City in the Bronx, which is the result of a $65 million renovation. The plant will use less fuel, cut greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants by 40…

The Police Pledges $1 Million for MillionTreesNYC

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

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…

Polluted Willets Point Divides New York City Government

Polluted Willets Point Divides New York City Government

NEW YORK, New York, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – The contaminated Willets Point area of Queens could become New York City’s first green neighborhood, but some of the area’s business owners object, and today they got the backing of about half of the New York City Council. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Friday that…

New York Will Cut Use of Tropical Hardwoods by 20 Percent

New York Will Cut Use of Tropical Hardwoods by 20 Percent

NEW YORK, New York, February 13, 2008 (ENS) – During an address to the UN General Assembly Monday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to reduce the city’s consumption of tropical hardwoods to benefit the climate. The mayor called tropical deforestation an “ecological calamity – one with huge global warming implications.” Bloomberg was…