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At Freshkills Park, Goats Take a Bite Out of an Invasive Species

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New York City’s Park Department is getting some unlikely help in dealing with some invasive plants on Staten Island. Twenty goats are expected to clear the area of the plants by eating them.

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Waste-to-Energy: Step Backward or Forward?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to turn trash into energy — at least a little bit. The city collects more than three million tons of waste a year from residences and institutions, and the administration has proposed a pilot project to convert some of that into electricity.

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Mayor Pulls Plug on Waste-to-Energy Site at Fresh Kills

Friday, April 13, 2012

The proposal for a waste to energy site at the site of the old Fresh Kills landfill has been withdrawn after local opposition in Staten Island.

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City Aims to Turn Fresh Kills Into Wind, Solar Farm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The city announced Tuesday it hopes to top the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Staten Island with power-generating windmills or solar panels.

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Families Could Reopen Case After Report Says 9/11 Remains Were Dumped in Landfill

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York City say revelations that partial remains of several victims from the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., were incinerated by a military contractor and sent to a landfill could prompt them to re-open their case against the city. 

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City Marks Closure of Fresh Kills Amid Controversy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

City officials planted five trees at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, to mark the anniversary of its closure. While the last barge of garbage was delivered ten years ago today, Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro was not celebrating. He took the city and state to task for letting the landfill operate for 54 years.

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Ten Years After Closure, Fresh Kills Is Still a Landfill in Transition

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ten years ago Tuesday the last barge of garbage was delivered to Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. The closure of the dump — visible from space, taller than the Statue of Liberty and once the world's largest landfill — was a watershed moment for Staten Islanders, who had lived with its odor and stigma for 54 years.

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