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Why Bike-sharing Works

Cities large and small in the U.S. and around the world are providing people with a new transportation option: public transit by bike.

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Jon Stewart segment on CitiBike

Jon Stewart on CitiBike

The media gets it just desserts for going over the top on New York’s new bike share program (not that I’m not a great fan of it).

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Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Living in Lower Manhattan–near sea level and near the water’s edge–I was in the evacuation zone for Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.

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A Well-placed Joke Brings Fracking Risks Home

“This water is most likely safe. If you have any concerns about contamination due to hydraulic fracturing, expose water to flame.” Ah, the power of a well-placed joke. You can read countless articles about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) to drinking water and health and never feel how much is at stake. But […]

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Fracking Fairy Tale

I’m worried there’s going to be a mad dash to natural gas now that people have been reminded how dangerous nuclear power is by the nuclear disaster in Japan. I’m not a fan of nuclear power, but don’t want to see us jump from the frying pan into the fire either — particularly the “fire” […]

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Saving Jamaica Bay

I often think we undervalue the nature spots that are not wildernesses — the ones in and near cities and towns. Not only do these underappreciated places provide precious habitat for wildlife within the built environment, they also give humans respite from the hustle-bustle of modern life. Jamaica Bay in New York City is one […]

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Switch to Green Power in NYC in 3 Clicks

New Yorkers: if you’ve been meaning to sign up for green power, but found it too difficult till now, head on over to greenpowernyc.com. Pick a wind product or a blend or let the site choose for you. Any which way you’ll reduce your contribution to global warming for a few dollars a month. (The […]

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