In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change.
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The Daily has an article (not that I can read the whole thing in my iPad-less state!) about irritating Berkeley, Calif. residents being irrationally afraid of radiation from the nuclear crisis in Japan. They are flocking to the area's health food vitamin apothecary-places to buy potassium iodide, ... More >>
Before you freak out over the words "radioactive plume" hitting Southern California, know that any radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan will be diluted and, via the New York Times, "at worst, would have extremely minor health consequences in the United States, even if hints of ... More >>
Last week Japan was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and volcano. As the country tries to come back from this series of disasters, donations are pouring in from world citizens.
Rightbloggers are doing their part, too. They're using the catastrophe as a teachable moment to explain that Obama sucks, glob ... More >>
Not that he'd appreciate the metaphor, but now that Carl Paladino has jumped into bed with veteran local loon Rabbi Yehuda Levin, maybe he'd like to take ownership of some of Levin's greatest hits.
The 56-year-old rabbi from Borough Park has been glomming onto TV cameras since the early '80s, ... More >>
via ebbra.comSo, this happened: An actual doctor has created an actual Emergency Bra (in severe-alert red, with lace edging), that you can, in an emergency, cover your face with so as to avoid breathing in toxic dirty bomb fumes, or whatnot. They sell for $29.95 at ebbra.com under the tagline ... More >>
"Cute nerd alert!" notes Daily Intel's assessment of Bed-Stuy resident Mark Suppes, a guy who, the BBC explains, works on web-development for Gucci by day and his homemade nuclear reactor by night. Which is great, because what we really need to do is encourage him.
Brooklyn's Yuri (or, in english, George) Foreman, who came here from Belarus by way of Israel, defeated previous champion Daniel Santos last night to win the WBA Super Welterweight title. Foreman, who is studying to be a rabbi, is the first israeli to win a world championship title.
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DATE: Saturday, Oct. 10,2009, 2:25 a.m.
LOCATION: The intersection of 86th Street and 21st Avenue, Brooklyn.
A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with drunk driving and manslaughter after causing an accident that killed a Ukrainian man who survived the Chernobyl disaster.
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