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The Slope at Cornell University. Cornell was ranked eighteenth on the Sierra Club's Cool Schools list. Flickr/eflon.
John Farley  |  August 17, 2011 5:22 PM | Comments
The Sierra Club released its list of the most sustainable college campuses. While six New York institutions made the list, no New York schools were in the top 10 rankings.
An old public service announcement in the subways advised New Yorkers to keep their furnaces clean. Decades later, building boilers still account for a major share of the city's air pollution. Gotham Gazette/Ian Wescott
Sam Lewis  |  July 25, 2011 1:37 PM | 3 Comments
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.
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