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10.08.14 Rhett Jones

In what an activist has deemed “environmental racism,” FreshDirect is putting a distribution warehouse in South Bronx, further polluting an already burdened neighborhood. For two years, South Bronx Unite has been fighting the construction of the giant grocery delivery service and its army of trucks, but the project is still planned to move forward. The organization has been asked […]

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09.22.14 Rhett Jones

Yesterday’s march was the single largest environmental rally in history, with Metro reporting estimated attendance of 310,000 and people traveling from all around the world to participate. The United Nations Climate Summit will take place on September 23rd. During the march, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared “Climate Week.” He was joined at the rally by several politicians and celebrities, including U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon, […]

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09.19.11 Bucky Turco

Today, diplomats and world leaders—assuming they can get their visas approved—converge on New York for the annual convening of the United Nations, but discussions of conflict, communicable diseases, and other items of global significance doesn’t seem to be important according to the media. […]

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06.24.10 Bucky Turco

As the global demand for cocaine and heroin declined in developed countries—the third world is still happily getting high on these substances—there’s been a steady rise in the abuse of synthetic and prescription drugs says the UN. Well, that’s certainly good news for meth dealers and pharmaceutical companies alike. |AP| […]

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