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Tell Comptroller DiNapoli to Divest NYS from Fossil Fuels

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

  On Thursday, March 27, 2014, students and other groups rallied in downtown Manhattan in front of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli’s office building to urge him to divest all funds from fossil fuel corporations and reinvest those funds in alternative and renewable businesses. NYS Comptroller DiNapoli has made powerful statements warning about the risks of investing in fossil fuels and said, “Institutional investors must think over the long-term, which means that we must take environmental risks into consideration when we make investments.” Let’s help him make the right [...]

EMISSIONS: IMAGES FROM THE MIXING LAYER–A Panel Discussion

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lung Cancer in NYC Kitchens: Elizabeth Glass Geltman

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lung Cancer in NYC Kitchens: Elizabeth Glass Geltman The Great Hall – Cooper Union Elizabeth Glass Geltman is an Associate Professor of Environmental And Occupational Health Sciences at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College.  She is a graduate of Cornell University and, the Georgetown University Law Center.  She is the author of 17 books on issues concerning environmental and natural resources policy and is widely published in scholarly journals.  Her primary research examines environmental risk assessment, environmental management systems, brownfields redevelopment and [...]

Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Linda Rosenthal

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Honorable Linda Rosenthal is a New York State Assemblywoman from Manhattan, NYC. She is the originator and co-sponsor of the Radon Bill introduced into the NYS Assembly this year. She is co-sponsoring the bill with NYS Senator Diane Savino. This is part six in a series of [...]

Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Jill Greenberg MPH

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jill Greenberg is a public health professional and program manager who specializes in urban environmental health issues, environmental restoration and brownfields economic redevelopment. She has acted as a technical consultant to numerous elected and administrative government officials, in projects involving every aspect of environmental and occupational health. She has extensive experience researching the exposure and toxicity of chemical substances. This is part 5 of 7 videos in this [...]

Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Sheila Bushkin-Bedient MD, MPH

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, MD, MPH received her medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1980, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in June 1982 and her Masters of Public Health from the SUNY Albany School of Public Health. She has been an active member of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) for 15 years, where she has served on many committees concerned with public health education and advocacy. She has authored and co-authored research studies in professional journals and lectured on a wide range of topics on environmental health issues such as exposure to [...]

Lung Cancer & New York City Kitchens: Jeff Zimmerman

May 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

Jeff Zimmerman has spent his legal career practicing environmental law, with the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as in-house environmental counsel for Atlantic Richfield Company, Occidental Petroleum Corporation and, over the last 6 years, in a practice focused on representing environmental and citizen groups on issues related to water resources, land use regulation and unconventional natural gas development. He has worked on the environmental issues associated with all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle. In addition to his law degree, he [...]