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Video - Grassroots Groups Go Door To Door To Collect Data On Mold In SI Homes

               

statenisland.ny1.com - by J. T. Fetch - July 6, 2013

NY1 VIDEO: Members of the grassroots groups Where to Turn and Beacon of Hope New York collecting data to possibly pursue legal action against the city Health Department, saying they want city to perform air quality tests and declare abandoned homes with mold in them as health hazards.

http://statenisland.ny1.com/content/top_stories/185060/grassroots-groups-go-door-to-door-to-collect-data-on-mold-in-si-homes

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The Post Sandy Job Fair for Greater New York

postsandyjobfair.org

In the wake of Sandy, so many businesses have wanted to help those affected. The Post Sandy Job Fair for Greater New York offers a means for them to do so in a most significant and long-lasting way - by connecting with job-seekers and offering employment opportunities that will provide the lifeline they really need.

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MOLD Materials

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Mold & Mildew

Cleaning Up Your Flood-Damaged Home

FEMA 606/July 2007

The Problem With Mold

Mildew and molds are fungi - simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Molds are a necessary part of the environment; without them, leaves would not decay and aspects of soil enrichment could not take place. It is their ability to destroy organic materials that makes mold a problem for people.

Mildew (mold in its early stages) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods, insulation, decaying leaves and other organic materials. Mold colonies can start to grow on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours. They reproduce via spores - tiny, lightweight ìseedsî- that travel through the air. Molds digest organic material, eventually destroying the material they grow on, and then spread to destroy adjacent organic material. In addition to the damage molds can cause in your home, they can also cause mild to severe health problems. See the Health Problems From Mold section to check for possible mold related health problems.

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What’s Really Happening In Blacked-Out Manhattan

Manhattan at night during the crisis.

Image: Manhattan at night during the crisis.

factcoexist.com - November 2nd, 2012 - Anya Kamenetz

The darkened stairwell of the tower on Broome Street on the Lower East Side is like a dripping, foul-smelling cave lit only by a few headlamps and flashlights. A group of eight 20- and 30-somethings are climbing to the top floor of the 23-story building to check on public housing residents who have been stuck without power or water since Monday night.

"Hello? Hello? We’re volunteers! Do you need help? Water? Agua? Ayuda?" The women do the talking in hopes that people won’t be intimidated. Theo, a resident on the 18th floor who escorts us up, says that this is a dangerous building in the best of times.

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As Storm Recovery Continues, Looking to the Future

GOES-13 satellite image captured on Oct. 31 at 1240 UTC. Credit: NASA GOES Project.

Image: GOES-13 satellite image captured on Oct. 31 at 1240 UTC. Credit: NASA GOES Project.

sciencefriday.com - November 2nd, 2012

Communities along the East Coast are reeling from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, dealing with electric outages, flooded streets, damaged sewage plants, and fractured transportation lines. Can cities rebuild stronger, more resilient infrastructure to weather the storms of the future?

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Sandy forces climate change on US election despite fossil fuel lobby

Currie Wagner looks over the debris from his grandmother Betty Wagner's house, destroyed by Sandy, in New Jersey. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP

Image: Currie Wagner looks over the debris from his grandmother Betty Wagner's house, destroyed by Sandy, in New Jersey. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP

guardian.co.uk - October 31st, 2012 - Bill McKibben

Here's a sentence I wish I hadn't written – it rolled out of my Macbook in May, part of an article for Rolling Stone that quickly went viral:

    "Say something so big finally happens (a giant hurricane swamps Manhattan, a megadrought wipes out Midwest agriculture) that even the political power of the industry is inadequate to restrain legislators, who manage to regulate carbon."

I wish I hadn't written it because the first half gives me entirely undeserved credit for prescience: I had no idea both would, in fact, happen in the next six months.

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Superstorm Sandy: Surveying the Damage From the Sky

abcnews.go.com - November 1st, 2012

http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy-nyc

Sandy is a major storm that has caused extensive flooding, physical damage, power and transportation outages, and multiple fatalities in NY and much of the US East coast.

(GO TO THE SUPERSTORM SANDY GOOGLE CRISIS MAP - NEW YORK CITY)

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