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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Sep 13th, 2015

September 14, 2015-
There is probably no word more overused in environmental vocabulary
than “sustainability.” Universities have sustainability officers. Fisheries biologists and foresters talk of maximum sustainable yields....

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Sep 6th, 2015

September 7, 2015
There is no dry land at the North Pole and under much of the Arctic ice pack. The ocean there is covered with ice, known as...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Aug 31st, 2015

Lead has played a role in human society for thousands of years. Romans made pipes of it. Medievalists made goblets of it. Armies made bullets of it. Artists and builders...

Fri Aug 28th, 2015

For a fascinating account about architect extraordinaire, Alan Shope, by Tom Parrett please go to our environment page.  For many years Shope, who recently spoke at the Cary Institute, designed...

by Tom Parrett in Environment
Thu Aug 27th, 2015

August 28, 2015: It’s not unusual for an architect to be a philosopher or theoretician and also a fine writer and speaker. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Rem Koolhaas...

by Bill Schelesinger in Environment
Mon Aug 24th, 2015

Taking our reported annual emissions and the size of the U.S. population, the average American is responsible for about 17 tons of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere each y...

by Bill Schelesinger in Environment
Wed Aug 19th, 2015

August 20- Soon college campuses will be bustling with activity for the new fall semester. We are sure to hear a call from students to sell endowment investments in the...

by Tom Parrett in Environment
Sun Aug 16th, 2015

This story originally ran May 21-June 4, 2014 and is being re-posted to link with a story on the future of the Hudson River by Antonia Shoumatoff: