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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:35pm
Category: 
Waste

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

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New York City Trying to Help Households Turn Waste Into Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:20am
Category: 
Waste

For the first week or so, the brown bins hunkered on the streets like alien capsules that had fallen to Earth: gingerly stepped around, uneasily eyed, tenaciously ignored. 

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Can Cities Adjust to a Retreating Coastline?

Published: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:44pm
Category: 
Water

Last June, in rolling out an ambitious $20-billion plan to gird New York City against the impacts of rising seas and storm surges in a warming climate, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg gave a classic “no retreat” speech

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Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 8:40am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.

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Climate Change In NYC: Mayor Bloomberg To Discuss Prepping City For Warming World

Published: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 8:31am
Category: 
Energy

Removable floodwalls would be erected in lower Manhattan, and levees, gates and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to protect New York from storms and the effects of global warming.