• James Thackara, Lifelong Witness to the Nuclear State, Breaks Silence

    James Thackara, nationally and internationally acclaimed novelist, was born in California, moved to England and became a citizen there. He and his wife recently returned to the US after his 50-year stay. James’ first novel, America’s Children, as well as his second and third, Ahab’s Daughter and Book of Kings, include aspects of the “nuclear […]

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  • Dire future etched in the past: CO2 at 3-million year-old levels

    https://phys.org/news/2019-04-dire-future-etched-co2-million.html by Patrick Galey and Marlowe Hood APRIL 5, 2019 The last time there was so much CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere, ice caps virtually disappeared Planet-warming carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere — at its highest level in three million years — is poised to lock in dramatic temperature and sea level rises over a timescale […]

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  • CO2 Levels Are as High as They Were Three Million Years Ago

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/warming-temperatures-could-transform-antarctica-plant-filled-land-green-180971880/ The last time Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees were growing at the South Pole  By Meilan Solly APRIL 4, 2019 Climate change researchers are peering into the past in hopes of anticipating the future, but as a group of British scientists reported at a recent Royal Meteorological Society meeting, […]

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  • Weed killer residues found in 98 percent of Canadian honey samples

    https://www.ehn.org/weed-killer-residues-found-in-98-percent-of-canadian-honey-samples-2632384800.html  Study is the latest evidence that glyphosate herbicides are so pervasive that residues can be found in foods not produced by farmers using glyphosate. Carey Gillam Mar 22, 2019 As U.S. regulators continue to dance around the issue of testing foods for residues of glyphosate weed killers, government scientists in Canada have found the […]

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  • Save Fort Green Park

    Friends of Fort Green Park are helping to preserve our trees and prevent the city from cutting down healthy city trees. The Parks Department misrepresented the health of the 58 mature trees marked for removal — a total of 71 trees will be endangered, including an additional 13 due to extreme pruning and adjacent excavation […]

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  • Friends of Fort Green Park Fighting to Preserve The City’s Trees

    Friends of Fort Green Park The Parks Without Borders plan for Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn has not undergone environmental review as required under SEQRA. Nearby residents and regular users of the park have asked many questions that have not been answered, despite repeated FOIL requests for information about the environmental impact of removing so many large, mature trees. These effects include […]

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  • Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water?

    Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Will Expansion of Westchester Airport Damage NYC Water? Martin Rogowsky – Former Westchester County Legislator Jonathan T. Wang – Private Pilot & Founder of Citizens For A Responsible County Airport Michael Dulong – Senior Attorney with Riverkeeper   Wednesday, April 10th Hosted by the Seafarers […]

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  • Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling?

    Sierra Club New York City Group presents; Sustainability Series 2019 Trash Talk: How Fast Can We Ramp up Recycling? Bridget Anderson – Deputy Commissioner of Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Dept. of Sanitation Maggie Clarke, Ph.D. – Chair of SWAB Waste Prevention & Reuse Committee   Wednesday, May 8th Hosted by the Seafarers and International House […]

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