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Will Community Bans on Hydrofracking Hold Up?

Dec 18, 2011

Photo by Bennett V Protestors in Albany demand a ban on hydraulic fracturing. Communities across the state have passed legislation banning the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The movement brings up


City Rules Could Transplant Gardens

Nov 02, 2011

Photo by The Local Advocates worry that city rules enacted in 2011 could leave some community garden plots open to development. While New York City adopts increasingly progressive measures to promote sustainability,


Food Policy Offers Tasty Morsels, Not a Complete Meal

Jul 25, 2011

Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdb/ Tiffany B Red Hook's Added Valaue Farm provides work and training for area teenagers while growing healthy food in a community where that can be hard to come


From Garbage Dump to Energy Source

Jul 05, 2011

Photo by James Dunn Since the Fresh Kills Landfill closed in 2001, city and state officials have begun trying to turn it into a park, but the process will take decades. For


Budget Cuts Could Beach Some City Swimmers

Jun 08, 2011

Photo by Jason Lewis, Gotham Gazette With four pools facing closure, Brooklyn's Double-D Pool could look like this all summer long. The heat of the late-afternoon sun beats down on the dry