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Reinstating the Pigeon’s Good Name

Carla Gould, a student at New York University, is hard at work on disproving the belief that pigeons pigeons are pests and a public nuisance. As a first task, she's writing a handbook extolling the many virtues of pigeon excrement. [...more]

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Fighting for 9/11 Environmental Justice

Eight years after 9/11, Kimberly Flynn remains at the front of an environmental justice movement facing dwindling funds and shrinking ranks. She won't rest until Congress and the President "take responsibility for this continuing public health disaster." [...more]

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Cultivating a New Life: Brooklyn-born Woman Follows Farming Dream

Megan Haney is neither particularly big nor apparently strong. Sitting at her kitchen table, surrounded by books and tchotchkes, drinking a cup of homemade basil tea, Haney looks like a professor. She’s near 40, wears glasses, her brown hair cut in a short, low-maintenance hairdo. Her appearance is pleasing, yet unassuming. But, she asserted, “I [...] [...more]

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It’s Sunny in the Spotlight

Sunny Corrao stood on duty Halloween night handing out candy to children, her eyes and lips shimmering with dark make-up and wearing a shiny, earth-toned and floral patterned costume she had sewn herself, looking every bit a wood nymph out of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. A week later, the wood nymph is now in a khaki [...] [...more]

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Jobless Lawyer Manages Full Time Career in Environmental Advocacy, Etc.

He rolled up one of his pant legs and unhooked his blue bicycle that he bought for $60 at a yard sale in Livingston, NJ, his hometown. “At least I’ve gotten to grow my beard back,” said Michael Auerbach, running his fingers through the stubble that’s a shade redder than the hair on his head. “I [...] [...more]

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