Submitted by Susan Torres on Thu, 2015-07-02 11:09.
On June 29th, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced their decision to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in the state of New York. This decision concludes almost seven years of extensively evaluating HVHF for environmental and public health concerns. Over this review period, the DEC has utilized a vast amount of resources such as scientific literature, public health experts, field visits, environmental authorities and more to make an informed decision.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-06-26 15:03.The science is crystal clear: in order to head off the worst effects of climate change, the U.S. needs to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050. Several trail-blazing states have taken up the lead to meet that target in recent years, including New York.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-06-26 13:51.Recently, the forests of the Northeast have been battling with a new and formidable pest that looks surprisingly similar to a chocolate sprinkle. The southern pine beetle, native to the southeastern United States, has been expanding up the Eastern Seaboard in recent years infesting pine trees along the way. Changes in climate are the likely cause of this migration.
The southern pine beetle enters the tree through crevices in the bark and then creates tunnels in the tissue just beneath the bark. This disrupts the flow of nutrients, killing the tree in typically 2-4 months.
Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-06-19 13:36.
Bigger doesn't need to mean more energy. An apartment tower coming to Roosevelt Island proves that as it is set to be the tallest passive-house high-rise in the world.
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