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The New York Times has now shut down its environment desk and its Green blog. Move along, nothing to see here.

Earth Day is Monday, April 22. There will be events on the weekend leading up to it at Grand Central and Union Square, with plenty of kids' activities, exhibits, and performances. Perhaps the Times can at least assign Charles Isherwood to review the performances.


On Earth Day, the New York League of Conservation Voters and Cooper Union's Institute for Sustainable Design hosts the NYC Mayoral Forum on Sustainability with leading mayoral candidates answering questions on the subject of sustainable design and the environment. At the Great Hall, 6pm, free but reserve. As the word 'design' is involved, the Times will send Cathy Horyn to cover the event.



Don't Frack My Mother, a great music video by Sean Lennon, features lots of people you'll recognize. (The Times' Ben Ratliff will have a review of the video by June at the latest.)


New study says New York State can be 100% renewable by 2050. Think Progress reports.


The New York Green Bank, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo, starts with $1 billion in capital and a mission to advance the clean energy economy. Andrew Ross Sorkin looks at the numbers for the Times.


The City will launch a Curbside Composting program.

Biologist Christopher Wills' book Green Equilibrium, out this Friday, examines nature's crucial balancing acts and how supporting these ecosystems can help sustain the planet. In a podcast for the Times, Melena Ryzik considers Anne Hathaway's interest in reading the book.
















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