Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Category: Environment

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Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for Filipinos

Climate Crisis Hits Close to Home for Filipinos

Filipino Americans are being urged to join the People's Climate March in NY, with the anniversary of last year's typhoon approaching and given the vulnerability of the Philippines to climate change, reports The FilAm.

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Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

Preserving Wi-Fi in a Disaster

A mesh network with a series of routers may be installed in Far Rockaway to preserve Wi-Fi in a disaster and thereby keep community members connected, The Wave reports.

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Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

Helping the Vulnerable When Disaster Strikes

With hurricane season approaching, a new study and an event in Red Hook aim to help people be better prepared when disaster strikes, articles in Downtown Express and Brooklyn Brief report.

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Young Artists in Queens

Young Artists in Queens

High schoolers pursue their dreams with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.

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Composting Trash in Brooklyn

Composting Trash in Brooklyn

Greenpoint Gazette reports that North Brooklyn will be the site of a pilot project to process food waste with new equipment.

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Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Practicing Puja in Jamaica Bay

Environmentalists and Hindu leaders in South Queens met recently to discuss ameliorating the impact of ritual offerings made in Jamaica Bay, Queens Chronicle reports.

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Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

Build It Back Program Appears to Be Picking Up

The city's post-Sandy recovery program seems to be ramping up, homeowners report in an article in Sheepshead Bites.

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Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Environmentalist Digs Up Bronx History

Morgan Powell has been researching and giving tours on the historical contributions of African Americans, with an ecological focus. Now he's turning to Latino history in the borough, reports Hunts Point Express.

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Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Delayed Opening for New Park in West Brooklyn

Construction delays have put off the opening of a Sunset Park brownfield remediation project that promises new recreational space for the neighborhood, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

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Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Activists Protest Ecuador’s President in Queens

Demonstrators against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa during his visit to New York protested against political repression in Ecuador and oil exploitation in the Amazon, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Hunts Point residents fear that the arrival of auto body shops uprooted from Willets Point will cause a spike in traffic, pollution and crime, reports The Hunts Point Express.

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