Posts Tagged polution

Drinking Water in NYC

March 10, 2009
Drinking Water in NYC

The (Performative) Art Of Toxicity and Purity Hello, Green People! Thor here, with this week’s post on the micro issues of urban sustainability. Today, I’d like to share some thoughts on drinking water in NYC. This weekend I took advantage of the unusually warm weather and trekked up to Bushwick to check out Site Fest–a […]

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Simulation = Visual Communication

April 2, 2008
Simulation = Visual Communication

We’re Stretching the Definition a Bit Generally simulations require some sort of representation of the other through oneself. But there are so many fascinating visual documentation and education projects out there that I have decided we will be stretching the confines of “Simulation Wednesdays.” Coming to a superfund near you. Today we bring you, Superfund […]

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Tuna Sushi: Not your Best Option for a Power Lunch or Family Dinner

January 24, 2008
Tuna Sushi: Not your Best Option for a Power Lunch or Family Dinner

But what about other fish? For years the EPA has been warning us about high levels of mercury in certain types of fish, tuna being just one of them. Beginning in 1996, the New York State Department of Health warned New Yorkers to limit their consumption of certain fish from 15 waters because of the […]

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Sustainable Surprise: Church in Rome ‘Eats’ Smog

November 29, 2006
Sustainable Surprise: Church in Rome 'Eats' Smog

When the American architect Richard Meier was asked to design a church in Rome to commemorate the 2,000th anniversary of Christianity, he offered an imposing white concrete structure dominated by three soaring “sails.” Richard Meier-designed church in Rome that ‘eats’ smog. Photo courtesy New York Times. (Click to enlarge)The project’s main technical sponsor got to […]

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Paris Does Green Space (And Finds Great Success)

November 28, 2006
Paris Does Green Space (And Finds Great Success)

Why are citizens of the City of Light so intent on finding space for parks and gardens, for street trees and nature strips? For that matter, why would any city go to the bother and expense of growing green space in the stone and steel of an urban environment? At a time when half the […]

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