The Roaring 20[00]s

All but since its inception, CUER has been involved in working to address issues of noise in New York City, particularly with regards to the effects of elevated subway noise on elementary schools. Noise is an…

The 9th Circuit issues injunction on clearcutting project

Grizzly Bears

On October 22, 2013 the 9th Circuit temporarily blocked a logging project in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. The project calls for clear cutting 378 acres and thinning or burning 2,140 acres of forest. The…

Jamaica Bay Symposium: A Reflection on Community Participation

Yesterday I attended a portion of day two of the symposium entitled “Urban Resilience in an Era of Climate Change: Global Input for Local Solutions.” This conference regarded Jamaica Bay embedded between the boroughs of Queens…

Solar power expanding in New York State

Who said New York State can’t be powered by renewable energy? At a time when the state is exploring everything from new natural gas pipelines to building a liquified natural gas port, Owens Corning Corp. flipped the…

Another reason to dislike the Federal government shutdown– unreported oil spills

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An estimated 20,600 barrels of crude oil has spilled in North Dakota– one of the biggest spills in recent years. Although a local farmer discovered the spill on September 29, the National Response Center, normally posting…

California’s fracking regulations: A sign of what’s to come?

While New Yorkers eagerly wait for the state to determine whether it will continue  its fracking moratorium, other states, after years of capitulating to the natural gas industry, are finally taking steps to regulate the practice….

New York’s MGPs still wreaking havoc

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New York’s last manufactured gas plant (MGP) was closed in 1972. Yet, these MGPs do not want us New Yorkers to forget about them. Coal tar is still seeping out and finding its way to New…