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Governor Cuomo proposes bold ‘Revive Mother Nature’ Initiative

If implemented, the ‘Revive Mother Nature’ Initiative would be a landmark effort to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats statewide.  Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an ambitious “Revive Mother Nature” Initiative to restore critical marine and freshwater habitats throughout New York State. The program has three important and interrelated goals: Improve water quality, enhance marine life and promote coastal resilience. The governor is promising to make the initiative a priority in his 2020 State of the State address this coming January. Core to the “Revive Mother Nature” Initiative […]

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New York’s Sewer Overflows Could be Contributing to Climate Change

Port Authority should not hasten the environmental review process for the LaGuardia AirTrain project

The Port Authority seems focused more on the date for the ribbon cutting for the LaGuardia AirTrain than on earning community support and conducting a meaningful environmental review.

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Riverkeeper will join Hudson River Park Estuarine Sanctuary planning effort to advance new program for habitat restoration and research 

Group applauds plan for $30.7 million in funding for the Estuarine Sanctuary and the Cuomo Administration’s support for continued habitat restoration & research spending. Ossining, N.Y. — The office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has invited Riverkeeper to help incorporate a proposal for $134 million in habitat restoration and research funding into the official Management Plan for the Hudson River Park and Estuarine Sanctuary. The invitation to Riverkeeper to join the “Technical Advisory Committee” responsible for creating the Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan came in a May 24th letter from Deputy NYS Secretary Venetia Lannon to […]

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How do we revive two polluted corners of New York Harbor? Here are 135 ways.

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Riverkeeper, Newtown Creek Alliance, Guardians of Flushing Bay and the global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will’s New York Studio have unveiled detailed plans to restore, revitalize and transform two of New York City’s most important, but often forgotten, waterfronts – Newtown Creek and Flushing Waterways.

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