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THE SHORELINE
Protecting Our Coasts, an interview with Kevin Shanley, talks about lessons learned from Sandy and how soft green infrastructure along coastal fringe areas could be one important solution. Related: Architect Kate Orff's TED talk on reviving New York's rivers with oysters.

NY's Department of State releases an Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study
[Image: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Timothy Stamp]


FRACKING
Currently on HBO, director Josh Fox continues his exposé of fracking in Gasland Part II.





FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Author Daphne Miller's new book, Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, is a reminder that our well-being is directly connected to the soil that produces the food we eat.

Take two apples and call me in the morning. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, designed to support local farmers, underserved communities, and overweight children, has launched at two NYC hospitals. [via: Ecorazzi]

Is genetic engineering the only way to save the orange?



GREEN BUILDING
Credit to Mayor Bloomberg's New Housing Marketplace Plan [PDF] for the opening of Arbor House, the new green building in the South Bronx that provides affordable housing in an energy-efficient design, including a rooftop hydroponic farm.




RECYCLING
And more credit to the Mayor: upcoming recycling and composting initiatives.


CLIMATE CHANGE
A cheery question for a Monday morning…. Will Climate Change Destroy New York City?

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council report Killer Summer Heat [PDF], we can expect more than 150,000 heat-related deaths by the end of the century.


EVENT
The annual Ecofest event takes place on August 25 in Times Square.



















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