Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

FEMA Dollars for Rockaway: More Than Budgeted by City?

The Wave reports that NYC officials are grappling with the news that FEMA will award more money to rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk than the city budgeted.

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Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous Communities Lead the Climate March

Indigenous community representatives spoke of the special meaning the event held for them.

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Thousands Show up at African American Parade

Thousands Show up at African American Parade

For marchers at the African American Day Parade, social justice concerns ranked higher than climate change on the community's agenda, reports Brooklyn Brief.

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South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

Tired of being the "junk yard" of the city, residents say they want "green jobs."

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Jewish Groups Mobilize for NYC Climate March

Jewish Groups Mobilize for NYC Climate March

From the national BBYO Jewish youth movement to the Park Slope Moishe House, nearly 100 Jewish groups have joined the list of sponsors for the September 21 People's Climate March, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

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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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