Monthly Archives: May 2006

The Economist on Destiny

For the record…The Economist offers its 800 word assessment of Destiny USA - Saving upstate New York. May 4th 2006. From The Economist print edition: About 250 miles north-west of New York City, in the heart of New York state, …

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The Business of Green

A collection of articles on green business practice and theory can now be found in a special business section of The New York Times, shop The Business of Green. The topics range from urban renewal, wind power, green business partnerships, …

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Sprawl From Space

Using satellite data, sildenafil aerial photography and other GIS technologies researchers from the University of Toronto analyzed the phenomena of sprawl at a continental scale. This research was reported earlier this month at Terradaily.com. Though urban sprawl is widely regarded …

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Science Friday at ESF

ESF hosted the NPR program Science Friday yesterday. The first segment discussed alternative energy in upstate New York and the second focused on the decline of Upstate, visit this Green Urban Renewal and Destiny. If you missed the program you …

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Power Failure

All Things Buffalo points us to a new, “must-read” book chronicling the decline of Buffalo: Power Failure: Politics, Patronage, And the Economic Future of Buffalo, New York. From the description it sounds like this book raises issues confronting many cities …

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Pollution increases at Solvay plant

A coal-burning power plant in Solvay now ranks among the dirtiest in the state after a surge in air pollution coming from its smokestack, viagra buy federal records show. Trigen-Syracuse Energy Corp. polluted the air with more than 763,000 pounds …

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U.S. Wind Energy Industry on Track For Record Breaking Year

No surprise here, but there’s positive First Quarter indications for Wind Energy industry. This is from a May 3rd American Wind Energy Association Press Release: The U.S. wind energy industry is on track to installing a record-breaking 3,000 megawatts (MW) …

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Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan

Dryden Democrats has a post on the Natural Feature Focus Areas in the Dryden Township. Included are a number of PDF documents that show the areas and summarize their significance. This got me browsing the Tompkins County Planning department website …

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Brook trout on decline in eastern USA, study finds

From USA Today:A three-year study of brook trout populations concludes that the popular sport fish has disappeared or markedly declined in nearly half of the eastern U.S. areas where it once thrived… “Brook trout are the canary in the coal …

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Infant pesticide exposure

Speaking of pesticides, here’s some science news from ES&T Online. A paper published in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics (2006, 16, 183–190) finds that the exposure risk from organophosphates to infants and small children may be significantly higher than previously thought. More …

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