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NY State Senate to vote on plastic bags law

By Len Maniace Decades after plastics bags were identified for their damage to the environment, the New York City Council finally took action last month, imposing a 5-cent charge on disposable plastic shopping bags. But now, in an example of … Continue reading

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What to do with the city’s stinkiest water bodies

By Len Maniace The coming months are likely to be crucial for the future of two of our city’s most odiferous water bodies, both in name and in fact. New York State is expected to rule on plans by New … Continue reading

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Flushing: A bay by any name would smell as foul

By Len Maniace The name of the community at the end of the No. 7 train is an accident of history. Settlers from the Netherlands named their 17th Century settlement after the Dutch city Vlissingen, which was Anglicized to Flushing … Continue reading

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Ecotourism: In search of the Digester Eggs of Greenpoint

  By Len Maniace Ecotourism usually conjures visions of rain forests and exotic fauna in Costa Rica and other distant locales. On Saturday I journeyed to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Well, at least my subway trip produced less climate-changing carbon dioxide than … Continue reading

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