Northeast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)

"Among Most Polluted In US, NYC Area Awaits Cleanup"

"NEW YORK -- Just across the East River from midtown Manhattan’s shimmering skyscrapers sits one of the nation’s most polluted neighborhoods, fouled by generations of industrial waste, overflow from the city’s sewage system and an underground oil leak bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill."

Source: AP, 03/04/2013
March 11, 2013 to March 12, 2013

The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

FUKUSHIMA TWO YEARS LATER: A global symposium to address mounting medical & ecological consequences


"To Go: Plastic-Foam Containers, if the Mayor Gets His Way"

"It is the most humble of vessels for New York City foodstuffs, ubiquitous at Chinese takeout joints and halal street carts. In pre-Starbucks days, coffee came packaged in its puffy embrace. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose regulatory lance has slain fatty foods, supersize sodas, and smoking in parks, is now targeting plastic foam, the much-derided polymer that environmentalists have long tried to restrict."

Source: NY Times, 02/14/2013


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