Category Archives: Sightings

Interesting, Informative or unusual web sites found.

The Intelligence of Crows

I’ve always been fascinated by crow intelligence and at the same time amazed how few people recognize this intelligence especially since, according to some cognitive research, theirs exceeds that of dogs. This video lecture from a writer Joshua Klein, who …

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EcoVillage at Ithaca

EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI) is a local “ecovilliage” in upstate New York where residence live share in a variety of community responsibilities, attempt to maintain a sustainable, low-impact lifetyle, and present an alternative vision of suburban living. The “village currently …

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EPA 2005 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data

EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for 2005 (and previous years as always). The website includes links to the data, and a link to TRI Explorer, EPA’s electronic tool for data analysis. Links: EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory …

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Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms

For the farmers and agronomists out there, page I was alerted to this interesting website that assists with the Nitrogen Management on Dairy Farms on the Cornell servers (via the USDA-ARS New & Events Site): Efficient nitrogen (N) management on …

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Great Backyard Bird Count

The 10th annual Great Backyard Bird begins Friday and continues February 16-19. Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are challenging people everywhere to “Count for the Record”. You can take as little as 15 minutes and counts can be …

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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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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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Encyclopedia of Appalachia

(At the risk of beating a dead horse…) This looks like a worthwhile tome if your willing to shell out 80 bucks: The 1800 page Encyclopedia of Appalachia is now available from the University of Tennessee Press. The authors even …

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Empowering Upstate New York

This Buffalo First article, Albany called on to ‘Unshackle Upstate’, describes an alliance of western New York business groups that’s pretty fed up with Albany’s inattention to the problems of Upstate New York. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult for upstate business …

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