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Our Love Affair with the Car is Killing Our Cities

This week, WalkScore released their results for the most pedestrian-friendly cities. The Seattle-based technology company says Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal are the top three most “walkable” cities in Canada, while New York, San Francisco and...
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Although North America’s Deep Freeze Looks Cute From Space, It’s a Bad, Bad Sign

What a rough winter the northern hemisphere is going through this season. Many are still removing debris left from the biggest ice storm to sweep across some areas in over 40-years, and now a...
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Green Technologies in the New One World Trade Center

Sustainable architecture, also commonly referred to as green building technology, is one of the key considerations in the construction of modern high-rise buildings. This is because of the urgent need to protect the environment...
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5 Eco-Friendly Initiatives Happening In New York Right Now

Despite its urban credentials, New York City is actually not a bad place for being naturally savvy. Not only will you find boutiques specialising in sustainably made clothes and beauty salons using only natural...
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5 Super Eco Rooftops in the USA

As we move further into the early years of the 21st century, there is a growing consciousness of the need to create more sustainable systems to maintain our society. Natural resources have for too...
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New York Mayor Reveals Plans to Ban Styrofoam

The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has announced plants to ban extruded polystyrene foam – or, as it’s known by its more popular label, Styrofoam. Styrofoam, especially for the restaurant and packaging...
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NYC takes closer look at pedicab rates

If you’re travelled to New York recently, you may have noticed a slew of tourist-toting pedicabs pedalling around the city. And although at first glance you may charmed by these anti-engine vehicles, the often...
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How Warm Ocean Temps Equates To More Rain From Hurricane Sandy

If you live in the Northeast then you know that Hurricane Sandy is about to hit and if weather reports are to be believed, it's going to be hit hard. New York City Subways...
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Mayor Bloomberg promotes cleaner fracking amid New York protests

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has waded into the controversial debate over hydrofracking, which some view as a risky political manoevre on his part. He announced that fracking for natural gas can be as...
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the New York City Solar Map

An amazing new alternative energy tool has been released to the public in the form of the New York City Solar Map – a map that shows anyone the potential solar project that can be...

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