Archive for January, 2010

Environmental Engineering

January 29, 2010
Environmental Engineering

Every once in a while someone tells me about a new blog they are working on that lists the “top 50 something green.” Most of the time they are certainly interesting enough but don’t always make it to the blog. Today though, with thoughts of Haiti’s reconstruction, the state of the union, and other built […]

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Methane Levels Up

January 27, 2010
Methane Levels Up

Arctic permafrost is melting, causing methane to leak at an alarming rate. According to experts, emissions have risen by almost a third in five years and sharp temperature rises are likely to blame. Methane is a gas that is about nine times stronger than carbon dioxide in its heat trapping capacities.  For this reason, the […]

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A Citywide Plan for Urban Agriculture in NYC

January 26, 2010
A Citywide Plan for Urban Agriculture in NYC

The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced a project to asses the state of urban farming across New York City and “to create the nation’s first citywide plan for urban agriculture.”  The initiative, called the Five Borough Farm, is designed to bring together leading experts in sustainable development, urban policy, landscape architecture, and key […]

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Avatar’s Ecological Message: Missing the Big Picture

January 25, 2010
Avatar's Ecological Message: Missing the Big Picture

Clearly, it wasn’t coincidence that the distant moon of the Na’vi tribe, of the film Avatar, is named after the 1st lady of Greek mythology. She was the giver of all, “the endowed one,” the beauty that represented temptation. Pandora, the moon habitat of the Na’vi, is also a provider of gifts and temptation.  But […]

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Good Ideas for 2010

January 21, 2010
Good Ideas for 2010

Yesterday we had a CISC field trip up to the Direct Environmental Corp (DEC Green) office and plant in the South Bronx. A  certified minority owned business, DEC Green offers a range of high quality green products, equipment and systems for a wide variety of industrial and commercial cleaning and waste management applications.  And they […]

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