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March 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

EMISSIONS: IMAGES FROM THE MIXING LAYER–A Panel Discussion In the fall of 2013, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art presented a two-part program based on the results of a 2012 scientific study on the leakage of methane gas from the aging gas pipeline infrastructure in Manhattan. That study was conducted by Gas Safety, Inc. under the auspices of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. The two-part presentation was entitled “Emissions: Images From The Mixing Layer.” The first part consisted of an art exhibition by the same name, held at Cooper Union from [...]

EMISSIONS: Images From The Mixing Layer (art exhibition)

October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

EMISSIONS: Images From The Mixing Layer (art exhibition) This exhibition at The Cooper Union, NYC, runs until November 8, 2013. It is based on a scientific study initiated by the curators and carried out by Gas Safety Inc. under the auspices of Damascus Citizens for Sustainability. The study consisted in measuring the fugitive gas emissions–gas pipeline leaks–from 160 miles of roadways in Manhattan in 2012. The findings from that study presented in a graphic form show that the island is enveloped in a cloud of methane. A panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, October 30,2013 [...]

Nuclear Convergence: The Reality of Closing Indian Point

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

  This month’s main topic concerns the reality or problems that must be thought of during the closing of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant over the next 60 to 240,000 years.  Yes, that’s right, 240,000 years of harmful radioactive decay and emissions. Marilyn Elie of the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC), Susan Leifer of The Sierra Club and Jeanne Shaw, also of IPSEC, walk us through some of the things to prepare and watch out for during this trying, long and very costly process of plant closure. Besides the above concerns, there’s the workers, the [...]

President Obama: Step Up For Climate Justice

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

President Obama: Step up for climate justice—before the climate denier takes office! The Corporate Accountability International Petition and Action Kit Organizational Petition: Individual Petition: Catherine Skopic, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate;  Nancy Lorence, Metro NY Catholic Climate Movement and Joel Kupferman from NY Law and Environmental Justice Project, ask you to join them in signing the following petition  and passing this [...]

Fracked Gas and the Colonization of New York

May 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Lisa Harrison Something is happening in New York State. It will impact millions of people, but I, like so many others, was unaware until I heard about Minisink from my friend Asha. What Happened in Minisink? In 2011, Asha and her husband Yorke moved into their dream house in the bucolic township of Minisink, NY (about an hour northwest of New York City). The township is in the fertile “Black Dirt Region”, which provides fresh food to markets and restaurants throughout New York City’s five boroughs. The region sits atop the Wallkill River Aquifer, which contributes to NYC drinking [...]

September Fast At FERC For No New Permits

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Beyond Extreme Energy Click here to sign up. Beyond Extreme Energy has decided to organize a long-term, water-only “Fast For No New Permits” this September in front of FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We also encourage people to fast individually where they live and/or to organize local solidarity fasts during this same time period.We are undertaking this action in support of the call in Pope Francis’s encyclical, “Laudato Si,” for action on the climate crisis commensurate with its seriousness. As he says in the encyclical: “There is an urgent [...]

Why I Blockaded 40,000 Tons of Coal With a Lobster Boat

June 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Quaker Jay O’Hara felt led to blockade a 40,000-ton coal shipment with a tiny lobster boat. What happened next might surprise you. Quaker Speak is a weekly video series. Subscribe: ___ Go Deeper with Friends Journal: Lobby with Quakers on Capitol Hill: Work for peace with justice with AFSC: Learn about the rich diversity of Quakers worldwide: Directed by Jon Watts ___ Transcript: We had no idea we were supposed to get a [...]

Eco-Logic: The People’s Climate March

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Eco-Logic: The People’s Climate March with guests, Peter Rugh and >> Natalie McClellan. Tuesday, 7 – 9 PM, July 22, 2014, WBAI-99.5 FM, every other Tuesday, 8-9 PM Approximate Index of Discussion: -Environmental News Roundup….(00:30 – 10:26) -Intro To Interviewees….(10:28 – 11:30) -UN Usefulness Concerning Climate Change….(11:34 – 17:25) -What Are You Organizing……..(17:27 – 18:32) -Discussing Real Solutions…….(18:34 – 22:00) -Stopping Shortsightedness……(22:10 – 24:12) -Restatement of March Purpose….(24:14 – 25:26) [...]

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle

February 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Looking to lessons learned for the upcoming Keystone XL battle Peter Rugh  February 6, 2014 A Tar Sands Blockade activist shows off her banner in Nacogdoches, Texas. (Flickr / Tar Sands Blockade) When Steven DaSilva, a retired high school science teacher and member of the Sierra Club, first learned that the southern portion of a transnational tar sands oil pipeline would be built near his East Texas backyard in Nacogdoches County, he launched a petition drive and letter writing campaign to local politicians asking them to put a stop to it. Now, four years since picking a fight with pipeline [...]

Samara Swanston: A Talk On Renewable Energy in NYC

December 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Samara Swanston: A Talk On Renewable Energy in NYC On November 1, 2013, Samara Swanston, Legislative Counsel to The Environmental Protection Committee of the New York City Council, gave a talk representing her views only and not those of “any governmental entity” to The Environment TV. It was recorded at The Cooper Union, where an exhibition was being held entitled “Emissions: Images from the Mixing Layer.” That exhibition and an accompanying panel discussion dealt with the  evidence that Manhattan is enveloped in a cloud of methane resulting from numerous leaks in [...]