Mar 2 2014
In the News: Veggies on Wheels, Gowanus as Model for Idyllic Sustainability, and More.
Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo  via The New York Times
March 2, 2014
In the News: Veggies on Wheels, Gowanus as Model for Idyllic Sustainability, and More.

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Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil & Bad Air on the Texas Prairie

An eight-month investigation into the public health consequences of unmitigated oil and gas industry sprawl in Texas. [Inside Climate News]


The Once and Future Gowanus

The environmental remediation that the canal will require has paradoxically elevated Gowanus as a hope for idyllic sustainability. [The New York Times]


For a Strong Economy in the Face of Future Storms, Cities Need Resiliency Innovation

By finding and funding commercially-ready technologies that are not yet widely in use locally, RISE : NYC will install solutions at vulnerable locations to make building systems, energy infrastructure and telecommunications more resilient. [Breaking Energy]


Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million to Preserve Open Space in New York as Part of Port Authority’s Hudson-Raritan Estuary Resource Program

The Hudson-Raritan Estuary Resource Program funds will preserve open space habitat and wetlands along the Hudson River and help to ensure the region’s long-term quality of life. [Governor Cuomo’s Office]


It Takes How Much Water to Grow an Almond?! Why California’s drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts

California, supplier of nearly half of all US fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts. [Mother Jones]


Fresh Produce Comes to the Bronx via a Veggie Mart on Wheels 

If Manhattan and Brooklyn have treat trucks dispensing gourmet bites on street corners, the South Bronx also has a food mobile of its own: one that delivers fruits and vegetables straight from the farm to the tables of the poor and struggling. [The New York Times]


In Web Video, Astorino Pitches Hydrofracking

“Saying that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has committed a “dereliction of duty” by not allowing hydrofracking in the state’s Southern Tier, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in web video says he would allow the controversial natural-gas process to move forward if elected governor.” [NY State of Politics]


Shoddy Public Housing Boilers Cost City $1 Million a Month

The 26 temporary boilers the New York City Housing Authority installed in 16 housing projects after Sandy are costing the city $1 million a month each to rent, according to NYCHA testimony at a City Council hearing Thursday in Coney Island. [WNYC]

Photo credit: Suzanne DeChillo  via The New York Times