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Food Labels in Sweden Reflect Carbon Impact

Reading food labels can be overwhelming: fat, salt, calories...carbon? According to a New York Times article, To Cut Global Warming, Swedes Study Their Plates, in Sweden, people have one more factor to evaluate when buying food in the grocery store or at some restaurants: carbon impact. The count...

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Tags: Carbon impact, Food label, New york, Sweden
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AM Inspiration: Sudden Summer Streams - Kids and Water

How many of your summer memories involve water? Whether splashing in a hydrant (what poet Marilyn Singer called the "sudden summer stream . . . the stubby hydrant brings to the city child") or in a sprinkler, kids love playing in a jet of water. Unfortunately, this simple pleasure can come at a h...

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Tags: City, Community, Conservation, Hydrant, Lawn, New york, Sustainable, Water
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The Flight (and Return) of the Zozos

In keeping with today's video theme, I couldn't resist posting about something No Impact Man put up yesterday: We know, of course, that the advent of the automobile in New York City caused the virtual extinction of stick-ball, neighbors sitting together on stoops, fresh air and children playing ...

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Tags: Cars, Fun, Kids, Metaphor, New york, Nyc, Transportation, Urban, Video, Zozo
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NYPD Green: Teaching Respect for the Environment, One Summons at a Time

On the New York City streets, polluters are learning to fear green-uniformed environmental protection police. It would make a great addition to the number of crime procedural TV shows set in the city: watch the officers crack down on undersize trout! Watch them in a sting operation on a supermark...

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Tags: City, Europe, Law, New york, Policy, Recycling, Trash, Urban
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Urban Gardening: New York, Cuba, and Beekeepers

After the recent post Everybody Here With Us Chickens - The Urban Chicken Coop comes news from Civil Eats of urban beekeepers. Although bees are kept legally in cities like Chicago and San Francisco, in NYC beekeepers theoretically not only have to brave the occasional sting, but fear a law enfor...

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Tags: Carbon, Cuba, Farm, Industry, New york, Urban
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