Glass, Germs, and Steel:

May 3, 2019 by

Measles is in the news again. The humble microbe has many faces: scourge of the New World, benign and ubiquitous rite of childhood passage, simultaneous conduit of modern scientific achievement and vexing icon of evasive, unrealized dreams; and most recently, contemporary Rorschach test in the latest American culture war.

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New York City Launches Committ...

Nov 20, 2017 by

[Translate] By Robin Fields, ProPublica | Report (Photo: F-P; Edited: LW / TO) Following in the steps of Baltimore and Philadelphia,...

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Nuclear ‘Ticking Time Bo...

Jun 13, 2016 by

[Translate]   An aging nuclear power plant suffers a spate of mishaps, but the NRC claims it’s all good. By Cliff Weathers / AlterNet...

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MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS DISENF...

Apr 19, 2016 by

[Translate]   By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | Video Report Voters head to the polls today in New York for both the Democratic and...

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The ‘Careful, Thoughtful...

Apr 11, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment Federal agencies have found New York’s twin reactors to be high-risk for earthquakes and terrorist attacks....

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Exxon is Flooding the World wi...

Feb 22, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment Exxon’s never-ending big dig. By Bill McKibben / Tom Dispatch Photo Credit: Kamonrat/Shutterstock.com Here’s...

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NEW YORK FAST FOOD WORKERS ON ...

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[Translate] by Bryce Covert THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: Bryce Covert/ThinkProgress Inside the New York wage board meeting just after the...

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NYC mayor’s green plan fights ...

May 3, 2015 by

[Translate] Kevin Case Not Your Father’s Environmental Plan By Matt Ryan GRIST When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) unveiled...

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We Can Ban Fracking, New York ...

Dec 19, 2014 by

[Translate] Wenonah Hauter HUFFINGTON POSTExecutive Director, Food & Water Watch Fantastic news came from the state of New York...

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Here’s one idea for taxing the...

Oct 13, 2014 by

[Translate] Shutterstock If Robin Hood turned to real estate … By Ben Adler   GRIST New York’s state capitol in Albany is not...

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New York Court Dismisses Pro-F...

Jul 15, 2014 by

[Translate]   Fracking  ALTERNET The state’s Supreme Court stopped two lawsuits that sought to stop the state from reviewing...

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Released Occupy Activist Cecil...

Jul 13, 2014 by

[Translate]  By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview Cecily McMillan. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) Released from Rikers prison...

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Environmentalists Outraged: NY...

Jun 20, 2014 by

[Translate] AlterNet / By Cliff Weathers With dubious credit and limited funding resources, Governor Andrew Cuomo is tapping money...

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Camp Rockaway: Your Subway-Acc...

May 29, 2014 by

[Translate] inShare6 David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture As summer descends upon the northern hemisphere, thoughts–and...

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Living Cities, the Runners-Up

Apr 16, 2014 by

Austainability, flexibility, lifestyle amenities…

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NYC wants to turn an old train...

Mar 27, 2014 by

Queens residents are lobbying…

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Justice for Cecily: Activist B...

Mar 19, 2014 by

Cecily McMillan involuntarily swung her elbow…

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Tiny Houses for the Homeless: ...

Feb 23, 2014 by

The project is part of a national movement..

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After Hurricane Sandy: How I W...

Dec 18, 2012 by

Sometimes asking for help can’t get you the ensemble you need.

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Fracking updates interspersed ...

Nov 21, 2012 by

[Translate]     By Philip Bump Fracking in the news! Lots of news about fracking! Step right up, hospital get your fracking news! New...

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University gives ‘frackademics...

Nov 20, 2012 by

SUNY Buffalo has shuttered its Shale Resources and Society Institute…

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Two Weeks After Hurricane Sand...

Nov 18, 2012 by

Haphazard and inadequate assistance continues for those who need it most.

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‘No River Should Be Doing That...

Nov 14, 2012 by

Just over a week ago, M. Sanjayan, the lead scientist for the Nature Conservancy…

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Can Fracking Ever Be Done Safe...

Sep 20, 2012 by

Assurances that fracking can be done safely through regulation should be seen as mass sedatives, not real protection.

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Actor, Alec Baldwin – Wh...

Jul 26, 2012 by

[Translate]   Alec Baldwin Actor On Saturday, June 2, 2012, I hosted a screening of Josh Fox’s documentary film, Gasland, at...

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‘Gasland’ Filmmaker Takes on C...

Jun 28, 2012 by

[Translate] June 28, 2012, 10:00 am By ANDREW C. REVKIN Josh Fox, the filmmaker whose “Gasland” documentary powerfully influenced...

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