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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:

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Aug 13th, 2015

August 14-
After carbon dioxide and methane, the third most important “greenhouse” gas in Earth’s atmosphere derived from human activities is nitrous oxide (N2O). It is odorless and colorless...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Sun Aug 9th, 2015

July 10-There are lots of potential impacts associated with the ongoing changes in global climate, and changes in the distribution of vegetation are among them. Most plant species have adapted...