Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo

January 5, 2015 by  
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  A couple of weeks ago,  Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill  that would have protected the mute swans that flock to waterways in Brooklyn and Queens. The swans are not indigenous to the area and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation considers them an invasive species. Putting forth a plan to eliminate the over 2,000 birds, two DEC officers were charged in the shooting of two of the swans last year ; The shooting occurred in full view of families in a nearby park, and happened on the same day the state senate voted to enact a two-year moratorium on the killing of the birds. The same moratorium Cuomo just vetoed. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cull , governor cuomo , invasive species , killing swans , mute swan , mute swans , NYC swans , Swan , swan cull , swan killing , swan murder , swans , swans at risk , swans being killed , waterbirds , waterfowl

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

January 5, 2015 by  
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Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban dwellers, mainly because the majority of the vehicles have such bad emissions standards. Clean, affordable, easy-to-charge electric scooters would go a long way towards alleviating this massive problem of air-pollution in Asian mega-cities. Read the rest of Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery-swapping network , electric scooter , electric vehicle , electric vehicle infrastructure , EV battery swapping network , ev charging station , Gogoro , Gogoro battery , Gogoro Energy Network , GoStation , green transportation , Horace Luke , Matt Taylor , modular battery swapping station , modular battery-swapping infrastructure , Panasonic LIthium-Ion Battery , smart battery , smart city infrastructure , Smartscooter , sustainable transportation , zero emission vehicle

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Governor to Sign Bill to Make New York State Roads Bike and Pedestrian-Friendly

August 16, 2011 by  
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Photo: Pat Arnow under a Creative Commons license . New York City’s policy of installing bike lanes has generated a lot of discussion , but Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided that he’s not going to let Michael Bloomberg get all the credit for pushing a sustainable agenda. Cuomo is set to sign the “Complete Streets” bill, which will re… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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