Posts Tagged Environment and nature

Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, horse-drawn carriage roll through New York's Central Park.  Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry.  He has been stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. At first, he said he would ban the horses during his first week in office. Now, facing resistance from the usually compliant City Council, he says he will end the “inhumane” practice by year’s end.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years.

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Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn’t earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

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Report: Jags’ Allen retires after in-game stroke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen is retiring after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December.

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Splashy plan for pool in NYC’s East River unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York’s East River could soon be the place for summer fun.

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Marine City plans to cut lifeguards at beach

MARINE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Plans in Marine City call for cutting lifeguards and closing bathrooms at its beach as part of a budget-balancing effort by the community along the St. Clair River.

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