Archive for the Politics Category

Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

November 3, 2011
Local Fracking Debate Goes Hyper-Local

The heated debate on whether or not the Marcellus Shale should be opened up for natural gas extraction through hydrofracking is growing in intensity. As WNYC reported this morning, residents were furious when the town board in Sydney, NY voted to give a 50 year franchise to Leatherstocking Gas Co. Simultaneously, dozens of town boards […]

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Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

November 2, 2011
Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

An article in the Sunday Times looks at the issue of waste in New York City through the lens of the take-out container at lunch. The facts following could probably be framed in another way too: the “Really? You can’t recycle this?” conversation that many of us have had with our well-meaning friends and family […]

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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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City Atlas Has Launched!

September 22, 2011
City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap […]

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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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