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Big Ideas, Many Challenges at NYC Model School for Green Jobs

In a classroom decorated with student posters on deforestation and global warming, a group of 9th grade students are debating a law that would ban fast food chains from within two blocks of a school. Most of them balk at the idea of being kept from the choice teenage fare, but one student raises [...] [...more]

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Success Unlikely In Suit To Halt School Construction

A Queens judge has knocked down a neighborhood plea to halt construction of a new high school in Maspeth, despite the community group’s claim that contaminated soil vapors at the site could pose health risks for students. Judge Lee Mayersohn of the Queens Supreme Court denied the Juniper Park Civic Association’s motion for an injunction to [...] [...more]

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Exercise: Good for your Health, and Energy Consumption

The stale “My iPod’s battery is dead” excuse for not hitting the gym isn’t going to work anymore—at least for Yale University students. This semester, students have been powering their iPods, iPhones and BlackBerries while breaking a sweat on 40 stationary exercise machines in the school’s gym. A former engineering student came up with the idea as [...] [...more]

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Local Private Schools Rank In Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Three of New York City’s independent schools have been recognized as national leaders in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the use of alternative energy sources. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership last week ranked the Dalton School, the Nightingale-Bamford School and the Hewitt School fifth, eleventh and thirteenth respectively on the list of the Top [...] [...more]

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