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Wheels Turn on Climate Change

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A group of wheelchair users who call themselves “Crips for the Climate” gathered at the People’s Climate March to call attention to the issue of climate change and explain its specific importance to New York’s disabled community.

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Capitalizing on Cannabis

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

In July,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.

The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances.  Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.

With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.

Throwing a Political Party

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The city Board of Elections, the League of Women Voters and CUNY got creative at a voter registration drive near City Hall Park: There were raffles and a mock election. Artists and a DJ entertained passersby – and future voters – during the event, which was held in honor of National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers and employees from the three organizations helped people to register and walked them through the voting process. Registration for the upcoming Nov. 4 election ends Oct. 10.

Seeding the Deforestation Battle

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Just blocks from United Nations General Assembly climate summit, leaders of indigenous groups from around the world gathered for a forum on how to defeat deforestation.

Up to one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the destruction of forests, experts say. The Climate Week NYC event was hosted by the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue.

Ebola Hits Home in Brooklyn

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Words of Praise for a Poet

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Caring for Caregivers

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Veteran Outreach Efforts Flag

Saturday, September 13th, 2014