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Scientists are finding the Hudson River has an alarmingly high number of tiny plastic baubles floating around and they're making their way not just to the ocean, but also up the food chain. WNYC spoke with Sherri Mason, a scientist at SUNY whose research finds the river has 62,000 particles of plastic per square kilometer which is significantly more than the notoriously filthy Lake Erie which caught fire in 1969 (yes, I recently confirmed...
So, remember how a bunch of years ago, actor Terrence Howard did an interview with Elle in which he said that his relationship deal-breaker was if he went to a woman's house and all she had in her bathroom was toilet paper and no baby wipes? Oh, you don't? Let me refresh your memory; Howard's exact words were: "If they're using dry paper, they aren't washing all of themselves. It's just unclean. So if I go...
When you first set eyes on Steven Hirsch's spellbinding photo series, Gowanus: Off the Water's Surface, it's hard to believe that the pictures are something from earth, let alone Brooklyn. The swirling, intersecting colors look like a cross between an impressionist painting, a Martian landscape, and a visualization of an acid trip. But they are, in fact, just the result off light playing off the toxic accumulation of sludge off the Gowanus canal, a waterway...
Before we get into it: Another congratulations to Greenpointers for making it to Week 4 of the G train shutdown. Hang in there! But make sure that while you're coping, you continue to stay far, far away from the Newtown Creek because apparently, it's been more toxic than usual this year. Via DNAinfo: The state is currently investigating businesses located along the Newtown Creek following a sharp increase in reports of "unknown petroleum." Last year, there...

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