Archive for March, 2008

Expanding Access to Science

March 28, 2008
Expanding Access to Science

From CUNY to Harlem to Antarctica CUNY Professor Steve Pekar is embarking on yet another voyage to Antarctica, this time with a focus on reaching Harlem Middle School students, with the hopes of generating interest in the sciences amongst minorities. His plan to engage young students from Harlem: Bring their teacher with him. Shakira Brown, […]

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New Yorkers Believe in Climate Change

March 27, 2008

Ok…So what Next? The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions released a study earlier this month outlining the beliefs of New Yorkers on issues of global warming, local vulnerabilities and who is responsible for getting us on the right track to avoid some seriously hot summers. Fluorescents are the new black. The numbers were powerful, […]

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On the MTA’s Recent Announcement

March 25, 2008
On the MTA's Recent Announcement

Where Have Things Gone Wrong? Our fare hike of late, will not actually come with immediate improvements, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed us yesterday. The finances of the organization have suffered from the recent drop in real estate tax revenues. New Service Postponed. Higher Rates in Effect. While I may not be a transportation expert-neither […]

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Time to Feed the Chickens

March 20, 2008
Time to Feed the Chickens

Farm City Fresh Eggs When I first heard it myself, I had a lot of questions. Where will they be? On roofs, in parking lots, in central park? But Just Food has embarked on The City Chicken Project that will promote folks to raise hens for their eggs right here in the city. According to […]

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Simulation Time: What is your Impact?

March 19, 2008
Simulation Time: What is your Impact?

There is No Simple Answer The New Yorker’s recent, insightful article, “Big Foot” based on the complexities of calculating a carbon footprint, left some feeling like all the moves they had made toward a more “sustainable” lifestyle were null and void.  However, I would argue that such an article asks us to stop and reassess […]

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