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Dirty heating oil is fouling NYC's air!
A recent report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (www.bit.ly/HeatingOil) reveals that a small percentage of NYC buildings are responsible for massively degrading local air quality by burning sludge heating oil with high sulfur content, also known as No.4 and No.6 heating oil.

One mil...
HabitatMap 0 2278 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
The Newtown Creek Environmental Monitoring Team will:

1) develop air and water quality test kits that can distributed to LaGuardia Community College students and residents and employees of the Newtown Creek neighborhoods who are concerned about the impact of pollution on community health.

2...
HabitatMap 7 24071 Mon 09/07/2009, 01:26pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Thursday evening's NCEMT meeting went well. As per the agenda, we spent the bulk of the time debating the advantages and disadvantages of different air and water quality sampling technologies and methodologies. We also spent some time discussing visualizations for the mobile air monitoring comp...
HabitatMap 7 24071 Mon 09/07/2009, 01:26pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008 Michael Heimbinder from HabitatMap wrote:

I've added Steve Lang and Sarah Durand from LaGuardia Community College into the mix as we've been discussing doing an air monitoring project on the Creek with students this coming year. I've also added Brooke Singer from SUNY Purchase as I'...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/26/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

I'm curious if anyone has ever done any ambient air monitoring in Greenpoint, particularly near the sewage and chemical plants in the McGolrick Park area? I just moved to that area and sometimes the odors are pretty bad. I know there...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
HabitatMap is in the process of designing an air monitoring project focused on the Neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek and we're looking to learn from what other groups engaged in similar projects have done in the past. If you have experience conducting urban air monitoring please reply with...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
Denny, the bucket brigade training programs your organization offers sound great and thanks for giving details on the Environmental Support Centers grant program. So it looks like Denny has pointed the way forward for folks who are interested in pursuing an air monitoring program in the Newtown C...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I ran across this article on PM2.5 air pollution in the Transportation Altenatives magazine: http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/2008/summer/02.pdf. It might be interesting to do a street level PM2.5 Bucket Brigade project and compare the results with those from the air monitors ope...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

Great! Yes I'd be very interested in attending a planning meeting. I have a few videos that show the Bucket Brigade in action...I'd be happy to bring a copy on DVD if anyone wanted to see a clip (there's some great clips in Blue Viny...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
9/3/2008 Denny Larson from Global Community Monitor (www.gcmonitor.org) writes:

Global Community Monitor offers trainings in community air monitoring - see some of our projects at www.gcmonitor.org

Each project requires funding for the trainings, on-going technical assistance and of course...
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/3 Tim Dye from SonmaTech (http://www.sonomatech.com/) wrote:

Black Carbon (or elemental carbon, EC) is usually about 4%-7% of the mass of PM2.5 in urban U.S. environments.

There are portable instruments that can monitor select VOCs rather cheaply but these are mostly for fenceline or...
HabitatMap 7 24071 Mon 09/07/2009, 01:26pm
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South Bronx: AIR QUALITY
Hey I am student I need some help with Air Quality in Hunts Point and Mott Haven.
ekfriedrich 1 2426 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:11am
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AirCasting is Live . . . Share Your Air!
HabitatMap is pleased to present AirCasting . . .

AirCasting [www.aircasting.org/] is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing environmental data using your smartphone. Currently, AirCasters can upload sound level data recorded by their phone’s microphone. AirCasting is intended for meas...
HabitatMap 0 3174 Tue 12/20/2011, 03:18pm
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
The .pdf mentioned above is full of inaccuracies. I'm sorry to see that, these are still being posted on the web more than a year after this false testimony was delivered at the city council meeting.

Below are some accurate facts. I apologize for such a long post.

A twenty percent biodi...
HabitatMap 3 15872 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Please see slide show for accompanying images and graphs: http://habitatmap.org/habitatmap_docs/BooklynFoodConferenceSlides1.pdf

[SLIDE 1]
Hi, my name is Michael Heimbinder. I'm the Executive Director of HabitatMap.
HabitatMap is a Brooklyn based environmental health justice non-profit.

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HabitatMap 3 15872 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Meeker Plumes DEC/DOH "Availability Session" this Wednesday, 11/12.
The NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept of Health are holding an "availability session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes. For a map see: (http://habitatmap.org/maps/123). For more information visit the NCA website: http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/me...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 3573 Sun 11/09/2008, 04:37pm
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Bridges of the East River Tour
Bridges of the East River Tour, a 2-hour harbor tour aboard charter boat “American Princess”
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
6:15 P.M. departure from South Street Seaport, Manhattan
Ticket Price $50.00

Sponsored by American Princess Cruises

Tour Chairman:
George Bulow, Transportation Histo...
HabitatMap 0 3870 Thu 08/19/2010, 09:03am
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Sustainable Tucson mapping Initiative
As far as food goes (and I use the term organic rather loosely. It is not necessary, I believe, for a farm to be certified organic, so long as they are using sustainable and organic practices):

1. Local, organic farms and ranches
2. Restaurants that support local, organic farms & ranches
3. ...
instantanderson 1 2609 Wed 02/11/2009, 10:00am
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Community Health & Harms Narrative Project: Upcoming Meetings 3/18, 3/25, 3/28
All meetings are open to the public, no commitment is necessary to attend.

(1) Wednesday, March 18th at 10AM (general info session)
Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 61-69 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378

(2) Wednesday, March 25th at 7PM (research team info session)
Phoebe's Café, ...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 3126 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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Superfund Designation for Newtown Creek
Groups Appeal to EPA Administrator Jackson to Add Contaminated Newtown Creek to Federal Superfund List. New Report Reveals Federal Superfund Program Weaknesses.

WHAT: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY); the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ); Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA); a...
admin 0 5513 Thu 03/19/2009, 08:33am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Michael,

I have read your post very carefully. I can tell you are sincere in your concern for social and environmental impacts, and I support that cause. However, some of your points are dangerously flawed if they lead us back to sole reliance on fossil fuels.

I am not a salesman or a ...
HabitatMap 3 15872 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Editing permissions on HabitatMap
Editing permissions on HabitatMap vary depending on the element in question and the status of the participant. Maps are composed of many different editable elements each of which has different default permissions in place for admin, authors, and contributors. The system was developed to maximiz...
HabitatMap 0 1187 Fri 06/14/2013, 04:39pm
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
Thanks for the question Michel. More information about the performance of the air quality sensors we are using is available in our My Air, My Health Challenge solution, which is available for download via our blog, http://www.takingspace.org/my-air-my-health-challenge-update/. Keep tabs on the ...
HabitatMap 3 2384 Tue 07/15/2014, 03:43pm
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
Mapping Workshop Resource Guide:

EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

NYSDEC Environmental Remediation Database
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8437.html

EPA Federal Superfund Sites
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/

EPA AIRNow air quality database
http://airn...
HabitatMap 1 5805 Wed 10/22/2008, 06:47am
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
HabitatMap and partners just submitted an exciting new proposal to the Knight News Challenge. Have a look, http://bit.ly/AirCastingProposal, and let us know what you think.

Sneak preview summary below:
AirCasting is about crowdsourcing cybernetic systems. Seemingly every day brings a new por...
HabitatMap 3 2384 Tue 07/15/2014, 03:43pm
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How to measure PM10? And TSP?
Hey folk! Im doing a dust monitoring study for Ecology as well as community health near a coal mine in NSW, Australia. I've connected the air beam to my phone with the air casting app ok. But it is only measuring PM2.5 currently. Does anyone know how to get it to measure PM10 and TSP (Total Suspe...
Ameliemareva 1 948 Tue 04/26/2016, 06:42pm
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Help the Newtown Creek Alliance complete our maps
We need help gathering information for most of the markers in the following maps: "State Superfund Sites", "Air Emissions Facilities", and "Brownfields". If you have any information regarding these facilities/properties please add it to the map. If you have any questions or want to collaborate mo...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 2815 Tue 07/27/2010, 12:17pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I'm moving a group email conversation into the forums. The next few posts are a summary of the back and forth.
HabitatMap 8 3972 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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