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May 31, 2019

NYC Considers Banning the Sale of Fur

After bans on the sale of animal fur were passed throughout California, some New York City councilmembers pushed their colleagues this week to back a ban on the sale of fur in the nation’s largest fur retail market. The bill’s opposition comes from...

May 14, 2019

De Blasio Getting Tough on Pollution – Is He Running Too?

Mayor Bill De Blasio of New York City, who is allegedly mulling whether to throw his hat into the Presidential race, used Trump Tower as a backdrop for an event on Monday highlighting a tough new law that reduces emissions from buildings, which has been dubbed...

April 23, 2019

New York Subway System Seeks Solar Up On Its Roofs

The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced yesterday that it is launching a new initiative that, if successful, will generate both revenue and renewable, emission-free electricity by leasing millions of square feet of industrial roof space to...

March 28, 2019

One Fun Thing: Closing City Streets To Cars On Sunday

Every week on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the city of Bogata, Columbia does the unthinkable — closes many of its main streets to cars.  They call it Ciclovía, or Bicycle Way, the National Geographic reports, and the people of Bogata just love it.  It gives...

March 20, 2019

One Cool Thing: Move over Hot Duck, There’s a New Heron in Town

Remember the enigmatic and striking Mandarin duck (aka the Hot Duck) that appeared (and then disappeared and then reappeared) in Central Park last year? Well, now it seems that it may have some competition: an electric Great Blue Heron that’s been living in the...

January 11, 2019

Cities Saying Bye-Bye to Styrofoam

On Tuesday, the City of San Diego became the latest U.S. city to ban the use of styrofoam within city limits.  The ban covers the use and distribution some very common products like egg cartons, food containers, coolers, ice chests, pool or beach toys, mooring buoys...