http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/apr/06/troy-new-york-lead-pipes America's dirty divide, New York A US city received $500,000 to remove lead pipes – and still hasn’t spent it Troy, New York, has yet to remove a single lead pipe five years after getting the money. What went wrong? Supported by About this content Mike De SocioThu 6 Apr 2023 06.00 EDT In … Continue reading If you have funds to remove lead pipes, DO it! Troy, NY didn’t
What’s this summer’s weather going to be like in New York City?
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/accuweathers-nyc-summer-forecast-hot-weather-plenty-of-beach-days-expected/1532652 AccuWeather’s NYC summer forecast: Hot weather, plenty of beach days expected An above-average number of 90-degree days is forecast in the Big Apple this summer, and AccuWeather meteorologists expect one part of the season to be drier than the rest. By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Published May 30, 2023 9:05 AM EDT | Updated May 31, … Continue reading What’s this summer’s weather going to be like in New York City?
WV gas pipeline hated by environmentalists part of debt deal to fulfill earlier promise to Manchin
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/30/climate/mountain-valley-pipe.html Debt Deal Includes a Green Light for a Contentious Pipeline Climate activists are livid over a provision in the debt limit agreement that orders federal agencies to issue permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline — and says courts can’t review them. Pipes on Brush Mountain in Virginia that have sat for years at a … Continue reading WV gas pipeline hated by environmentalists part of debt deal to fulfill earlier promise to Manchin
‘Unprecedented’ Nova Scotia wildfires expected to worsen
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/31/nova-scotia-wildfires-canada ‘Unprecedented’ Nova Scotia wildfires expected to worsen, officials warn More than 18,000 people remain under evacuation order outside Halifax as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau pledges federal assistance Leyland Cecco in TorontoWed 31 May 2023 12.05 EDT Officials in the province of Nova Scotia say unprecedented wildfires that have forced thousands from their homes will keep growing despite … Continue reading ‘Unprecedented’ Nova Scotia wildfires expected to worsen
Return of the Jaguar to the Yucatan
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/08/travel/jaguars-mexico-yucatan.html? The Return of the Jaguar Thanks to Mexican conservation efforts, the jaguar is making a comeback in the Yucatán Peninsula. A traveler ventures into its habitat in the tropical jungles surrounding an ancient Maya city. The number of jaguars is growing in Mexico, especially in areas of the Yucatán Peninsula.Credit...Patryk_Kosmider/Getty Images By Charly Wilder Nov. … Continue reading Return of the Jaguar to the Yucatan
Low-cost, high-quality public transportation will serve the public better than free rides
/theconversation.com/low-cost-high-quality-public-transportation-will-serve-the-public-better-than-free-rides-202708? Chicago’s Washington-Wabash station opened in 2017 – the first new stop on the city’s elevated rail system in 20 years. Youngrae Kim/The Washington Post via Getty Images Low-cost, high-quality public transportation will serve the public better than free rides Published: April 14, 2023 8.18am EDT Author Nicholas Dagen BloomProfessor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College Disclosure statement … Continue reading Low-cost, high-quality public transportation will serve the public better than free rides
Should California use a reserve of 10,000 year-old water rather than work on its drought problem?
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2023/01/cadiz-farms-fossil-water/671652/? THE FIGHT OVER CALIFORNIA’S ANCIENT WATER It’s legal to drink 10,000-year-old water. But is it right?By Brett Simpson Photographs by Lenard Smith JANUARY 23, 2023 On an early-December morning in California’s Mojave Desert, the Geoscience Support Services geohydrologist Logan Wicks squats in the sand and fiddles with a broken white pipe. Here on a sandy … Continue reading Should California use a reserve of 10,000 year-old water rather than work on its drought problem?
Here’s a paint that could help prevent urban heat islands
http://www.wired.com/story/lightest-paint-in-the-world/ SCIENCE Published in Wired on MAR 22, 2023 7:00 AM This Is the Lightest Paint in the World An energy-saving coating needs no pigments, and it keeps the surface beneath it 30 degrees cooler. DEBASHIS CHANDA HAD trouble finding a physicist who could paint. The researchers in his nanoscience lab at the University of Central … Continue reading Here’s a paint that could help prevent urban heat islands
Climate is changing too quickly for ‘zombie forests’ of Nevada’s Sierra to adapt (plus some great links)
http://www.npr.org/2023/03/13/1162042220/climate-change-sierra-nevada-zombie-forests Climate is changing too quickly for the Sierra Nevada's 'zombie forests' March 13, 2023 5:06 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered By Joe Hernandez Young giant sequoia trees are seen during a prescribed pile burning on Feb. 19 in Sequoia National Forest. Researchers say 20% of Sierra Nevada conifers are a mismatch with their climate. … Continue reading Climate is changing too quickly for ‘zombie forests’ of Nevada’s Sierra to adapt (plus some great links)
Low-cost, open source, air pollution measurement device from MIT can be made with a 3-D printer
news.mit.edu/2023/low-cost-device-can-measure-air-pollution-anywhere-0316 Low-cost device can measure air pollution anywhere Open-source tool from MIT’s Senseable City Lab lets people check air quality, cheaply. Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office Publication Date: March 16, 2023 PRESS INQUIRIES Caption: MIT researchers have made an open-source version of the “City Scanner” mobile pollution detector that lets people check air quality anywhere, cheaply. … Continue reading Low-cost, open source, air pollution measurement device from MIT can be made with a 3-D printer
MTA’s reveals new details about nation’s 1st congestion pricing plan in NYC
abc7ny.com/congestion-pricing-nyc-taxi-drivers-mta/13238745/ MTA reveals new details about nation's 1st congestion pricing plan in New York City Friday, May 12, 2023 4:46PM The MTA unveiled the details of NYC's congestion pricing plan and say it will mean less traffic, safer streets, cleaner air and better transit. NEW YORK (WABC) -- The MTA unveiled the details of New York … Continue reading MTA’s reveals new details about nation’s 1st congestion pricing plan in NYC
We need to stop building parking spaces
I agree with this opinion piece wholeheartedly. The amount of prime real estate that's been paved solely for people to park their cars is horrendous. Moreover, the paving isn't permeable and is a factor in the urban flooding that is becoming increasingly frequent. http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/02/opinion/california-parking.html We’ve Got to Stop Requiring Parking Everywhere June 2, 2022 Credit...David … Continue reading We need to stop building parking spaces