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New York’s Forgotten Toxic Waterway: The Flushing River

Like the Gowanus Canal, the Flushing River is toxic, troubled and adjacent to residential neighborhoods. Garbage lines the banks, and sections of the river give off a foul odor. Now, a plan for the park next to the river and new developments in Flushing are building some momentum. Will this forgotten Queens waterway finally get its turn?

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Scooping Up The Subway’s Garbage

The NYC subway system collects more than 14,000 tons of trash per year—that’s equivalent to the weight of 3,071 adult elephants. But where does it all go?

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