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Is Cutting Down Forest to Build Large Solar Farms Worth It?

A file photo of a solar farm in Seville, Spain. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
A file photo of a solar farm in Seville, Spain. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Long Island, along with many other locations in the United States, is weighing the benefits of large-scale solar arrays against the negative impacts of cutting...




  • NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: An NYPD officer talks on his radio while people take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on March 19, 2016 in New York City. People protest against Trump's policies which threaten the Immigration system and many of the Latino, Black, LGBT, Muslim, and other communities. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

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  • A construction crane is sprawled across lanes in both directions after collapsing on the Tappan Zee Bridge, Tuesday July 19, 2016, in New York. (Peter Carr/The Journal News via AP)

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    NEW YORK—Most of the lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City have reopened after a crane collapsed across the entire width... Read more

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    Crane Collapses on NY’s Tappan Zee Bridge

    NEW YORK  — A giant crane toppled off the new Tappan Zee Bridge being constructed north of New York City and collapsed across the busy... Read more

  • The Left Coast Lifter in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River on October 6, 2014 seen from Piermont, New York. (Jim Alcorn/Getty Images)

    Crane Collapses on Lanes of Tappan Zee Bridge

    NEW YORK—A giant construction crane toppled off the new Tappan Zee Bridge and collapsed across the busy span it is replacing July 19, halting traffic... Read more

  • A man, center bottom, bleeds from his injured leg as he gets helped from paramedics, firemen, and police in Central Park in New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. Police and emergency responders took the man on a stretcher from New York’s Central Park after people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion. Fire officials say it happened shortly before 11 a.m., inside the park at 68th Street and Fifth Avenue. Authorities say the man suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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  • Entrance to government offices of the Town of Mamakating on July 7, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)

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  • Synthetic marijuana, such as the two packages shown, were banned on Thursday in New York City and state by the city and state Health Departments. (Drug Enforcement Agency)

    33 Sickened in Apparent Mass Drug Overdose in New York City

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  • People enjoy a summer evening performance at Bryant Park in Manhattan on July 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

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  • An elderly man cools off by a fountain in Washington Square Park on July 6, 2016, in New York City. New York City and much of the Northeast is experiencing the real heat of the summer with temperatures in the 90's. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NY Mayor Alerts City’s Most Vulnerable to Dangers of Heatwave

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the air conditioned Bronxworks Morris Innovative Senior Center on July 7, to warn of the potential hazards during New... Read more

  • Dallas Police Chief David Brown pauses at a prayer vigil following the deaths of five police officers last night during a Black Live Matter march on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured  in a coordinated ambush at a anti-police brutality demonstration in Dallas. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Ambush Attacks on Police Bring Back Memories of Similar NYPD Incident

    NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the Dallas sniper attack on police officers should bring the community together, rather than divide it. “We need to try... Read more

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    Turning a Camera Into a Billion Dollar Business

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    Trump Supporter Alleges Mexican Restaurant Refused to Serve Her Because of Hat and Pin

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  • Police officers stand near the borders of a crime scene around the site of an explosion in Central Park, New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. A firework that exploded when a 19-year-old unwittingly stepped on it Sunday in Central Park, seriously injuring his left foot, didn't appear to be designed to intentionally hurt people, police officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Police: Explosive That Hurt Man in NYC’s Central Park Tested

    NEW YORK  — Investigators are conducting a forensic examination to identify the explosive compound that blew up in Central Park, seriously injuring the foot of... Read more

  • Barnana was one of over 2,500 vendors at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York on June 26–28, 2016. (Andrea Hayley/Epoch Times)

    Banana Bites, Milk from Macadamias, and Fresh Juice Pops at NYC’s Fancy Food Show

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  • The NTD Television control room at their headquarters in New York. (The Epoch Times)

    Time Warner Cable Cuts Independent Chinese Channel

    NEW YORK—For Chinese living in the United States, the media landscape can often resemble the same as that in the motherland: state propaganda, message control,... Read more

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