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What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

September 1, 2011
Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

People love to talk about the big city/upstate divide. But really, I think most people are far less extreme and find wonderful, redeeming qualities in all parts of our great state. Now would be a good time to display that camaraderie, by¬† coming together to show a little love to parts of our home that […]

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Irene, and other extremes

August 30, 2011
Irene, and other extremes

As New Yorkers return to business as usual, largely spared from the severe impacts of Irene that surrounding suburbs and neighboring states experienced, there is of course the quiet chatter of people who felt duped. That the city over-did it on the evacuations, that all the buying of water and batteries was the result of […]

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Rights Granted to Mother Nature In Bolivia

April 13, 2011
Rights Granted to Mother Nature In Bolivia

Bolivia is embarking to pass the world’s first legislation that gives rights to the environment or Mother Nature. The new law grants 11 rights to the environment. One for example, looks at natural resources as blessings, as opposed to commodities. Certainly new controversies will arise out of this mandate. But in a nation where people […]

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Rebuilding Japan

March 16, 2011
Rebuilding Japan

While much of the world watches the aftermath of last week’s earth quake and tsunami unfold via stunning yet disturbing visuals–stills and video footage that make you want to go and pick people up and get them out of there–some people are already thinking about next steps and the rebuilding of Japan’s north east region. […]

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