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Brooklyn Bird Watch: Canada Goose

Today Brooklyn Bird Watch features a close-up, portrait-style photo of the Canada Goose (sometimes called the Canadian Goose) by Heather Wolf. Known for their V-shaped flying formation and loud familiar honking sound during migration flights, these large long-necked birds have a complex history with humans. While they are admired,...

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A Simple Way To Prevent Heaps of Methane Pollution: Composting

Editor's Note: Compost programs in New York City are slowly growing. For information on curbside composting in your area see the DSNY website. For...

Bill Would Require Toxic Ice Cream Trucks to Convert To Green Power

They’re noisy, they’re smelly and they expose thousands of kids, residents and visitors to toxic fumes every day. Residents in Councilmember Lincoln Restler’s district (DUMBO,...

Brooklyn Heights Dog Owners Are Saving The Planet — One Poop At A Time

Dogs (and their human companions) who visit Hillside Dog Park in Brooklyn Heights are helping to save the planet by recycling dog poop. It turns...

Field Note: Gotham Bat Conservancy’s Latest Citizen Science Projects

Field Notes is a section in Bluedot Living Brooklyn dedicated to amplifying organizations doing important work in Brooklyn and beyond. Field Notes are authored...

Climate Briefs and Tips

Voice of Gowanus Denounces Governor’s Apparent Dismissal of Need For Environmental Cleanup

GOWANUS — The Voice of Gowanus, an advocacy group for local residents, has expressed anger at NY Governor Hochul for statements she made at a press conference on Tuesday, July 18 while visiting the neighborhood. According to a newsletter that VOG distributed on July 20, Hochul announced plans to “reconstitute a contrived version of the failed 421a tax exemption, a NY State developer-funding program that was supposed to bring affordable housing into NYC but did the opposite.” VOG pointed out in its newsletter that, although the state legislature pulled its support for the legislature, Gov. Hochul plans to implement it through executive order. Voice of Gowanus is also protesting the Governor’s perceived indifference toward the need for environmental cleanups, as expressed in a recent letter-writing campaign. Quoting Hochul’s recorded remarks (on YouTube) “I'm asking the DEC and Department of State to just, can you streamline a little bit? Do we have to really be the toughest state for doing all this? It's not necessary,” VOG countered that the environmental laws are meant to protect all New Yorkers.

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