A local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway
Christopher Swain swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway.
With Earth Day coming up Wednesday, an environmental activist plans to swim the disgustingly toxic Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
State officials say National Grid, former site owner, will pay for the cleanup that includes building a sealed wall along the western shoreline of the Gowanus Canal and removing coal tar that accumulates.
The photos appear in an exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District from Wednesday until Dec. 1.
Residents in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just blocks away from the Gowanus Canal, are complaining that a nasty brown substance is backing up into their sinks and toilets.
Diver John D’Aquino will be equipped with a head camera that will send images of the canal to an audience at the TEDx conference in real time.
Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
The mayor joined city officials to tout part of his administration’s $20 billion investment into the city’s water system.
As though the murky water and putrid smell weren’t bad enough, neighbors who live near the Gowanus Canal are now concerned that they may be hit with yet another neighborhood nightmare.
The June 15 race is the first ever to be held completely on a Superfund site, according to the event’s website.
The City Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to a plan to build a rental development on the shores of the highly polluted Gowanus Canal, according to published reports.
The wayward dolphin that lost its way, ended up in the polluted Gowanus Canal and died was undergoing a postmortem exam Sunday.
The wayward animal stopped moving shortly after 5:30 p.m. after getting wedged between a rock and a pillar below the Union Street Bridge.
A scrap metal company has been slapped with an $85,000 fine for letting chunks metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, according to a published report.