‘Monster’ Crown Heights Development Reignites Fears Of Shadows Over Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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A developer has unveiled plans to build two 39-story residential towers in Crown Heights, confirming fears of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and its advocates who have warned the city that tall developments in the increasingly gentrifying neighborhood will cast damaging shadows across a beloved green space.

Source: Gothamist

Cuomo, Environmentalists Oppose Waste-to-Energy Incinerator in Finger Lakes

Three Seneca White Deer roam the grounds at the Seneca Army Depot, where a 48-acre waste incinerator is planned. Photo by BrianAdler/Creative Commons

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday his opposition to a proposed 48-acre trash incinerator in the Finger Lakes region. The facility would burn 2,600 tons of solid municipal waste brought in by truck and or rail each day, and produce what proponents call “clean electricity.” Continue reading “Cuomo, Environmentalists Oppose Waste-to-Energy Incinerator in Finger Lakes”