Archive for January, 2007

American Eels Not Endangered, Feds Say

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The American eel doesn’t need protection as an endangered species, according to a two-year review prompted by a petition from a janitor who had noticed eels getting stuck at dams near his favorite fishing spots. (more…)

January 31, 2007 at 12:58 am Leave a comment

U.S. Earns ‘C – ‘ on Ocean Protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made modest progress on protecting its oceans last year, but still needs to boost funding for desperately needed reforms, a commission on ocean policy said Tuesday. (more…)

January 31, 2007 at 12:55 am Leave a comment

The City That Never Walks

 FOR the past two decades, New York has been an inspiration to other American cities looking to revive themselves. (more…)

January 31, 2007 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Battle of Red Hook Pivots On Cargo and Cruise Ships

Just a couple of years ago, the container port in Red Hook, Brooklyn, looked doomed. (more…)

January 29, 2007 at 12:18 am 1 comment

Toxins? What toxins?

Some toxic soil along the Gowanus Canal cannot be cleaned (more…)

January 29, 2007 at 12:07 am Leave a comment

Slime fighters: Spiffed-up Gowanus is closer to reality

The area along and around the filthy Gowanus Canal would be reborn with a restaurant atop the grimy Smith and Ninth street subway station, a public market under the viaduct near Lowe’s, “green” industries, new homes and, of course, a clean-flowing waterway under a plan released by an area community group this week. (more…)

January 29, 2007 at 12:05 am Leave a comment

Bulkhead showdown in the Bay

A half-dozen federal, state and city agencies appeared before the Assembly Environmental Conservation Subcommittee on Shoreline Protection last week, in an effort to find out which agencies are actually responsible for the maintenance of Sheepshead Bay. (more…)

January 28, 2007 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

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