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Save the World, Drink Milk from Small Farms

April 27, 2010
Save the World, Drink Milk from Small Farms

Here at Hunter College, we students have been working on saving the world. Our most recent project involves saving the world by way of fixing the problems with milk production. Below is an entry in a brand-spankin’-new blog that we made (entitled “Udder Madness”), which will show you how you can help fix the problems […]

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Tools that Increase City Accessability

December 17, 2009
Tools that Increase City Accessability

Earlier in the year we blogged about Ride the City, a clever Web-based application to route safe bike routes in large urban areas.  The resource has recently been entered into the NYC BigApps competition, which will award useful & creative applications that have been built with free NYC data. As noted in the earlier blog, […]

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Tell your Senators to support clean energy legislation

September 2, 2009
Tell your Senators to support clean energy legislation

Soon after being passed to the Senate on May 21, 2009, the American Clean Energy and Security Act took back seat with health care debates assuming center stage. New energy and climate legislation in the U.S. would set a good tone for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference at Copenhagen in December, making it […]

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No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

August 23, 2009

Since we are in the midst of hurricane season and Hurricane Bill got our attention, I thought it would be a good time to discuss urban sustainability challenges with respect to natural hazards. This entry is inspired by an iRevolution blog entitled Disaster for Techies, which does an excellent job teasing out subtle attributes of […]

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Renewable Energies Will Benefit US Workers’ Health, Expert Predicts

August 19, 2009

Expansion of renewable energies should appreciably improve the health status of the 700,000 US workers employed in the energy sector, according to a commentary by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers, in Milwaukee. Their review is published in the August 19, 2009, issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read the ScienceDaily report […]

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