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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Early Spring Edition

wbiscp_earlyspringEven though it may not necessarily feel like it, spring is here! Finally! And that means it’s time for the Park to wake up and start going through its fascinating bloom cycle. This year, we';re going to let you know which plants are in bloom and some information about each one.

Then we hope you’ll visit the Park to see each species live and blooming in person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Women’s History Month, the Top 10 Women in Solar

womeninsolarMarch is Women’s History Month, which is a good excuse to bring the contributions of women to the industry that’s creating jobs nearly 20 times faster than the economy as a whole in the US- solar power.

From teaching workshops about solar installation to running major solar corporations, women have earned their place at the solar industry table.

Keep reading to learn about Women in Cleantech & Sustainability‘s list of the top 10 women working in solar.

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Learn How to Keep Your Electricity Running at NYSERDA’s CHP Power Breakfast and Tour

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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems can help building owners and facility managers generate electricity, save money and ensure the delivery of critical services in the event of a grid outage. Attend NYSERDA’s breakfast to learn about CHP and the financial/technical support available for the installation of CHP systems sized 50 kW and larger. See how buildings count on CHP systems to:
• Generate electricity every day of the year.
• Save money.
• Protect the environment.
• Operate when the grid goes down.
• Provide enhanced reliability over diesel standby generators.

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The Junk Food Backlash

junkfoodsFor those of us who grew up in the 20th century, food can mean something quite different that ever before in human history. By the 1950s, cooking (and most domestic tasks) was a chore to be dispensed with as soon as possible, and advertisements extolled the virtues of technological solutions to the problems and annoyances of human life.

And where there’s technology to exploit and problems to overcome, can big business be far behind?

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Tiny Pieces of Plastic in the Hudson, in its Fishes and Probably in You

plasticmicrobeadsSometimes the things we humans do are so mind-bogglingly short sighted, it makes you question whether we really could have evolved by natural selection. Case in point: The 62,000 tiny pieces of plastic per square kilometer that are floating in the Hudson River, getting mixed up with fish food and potentially slowly, slowly making its way up the food chain into our own bodies.

Most people are aware that plastics in oceans are a big problem, and you may also have heard about the microbead problem in the Great Lakes. But the Hudson is not immune either.

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