New York has a lot of trash! (Both the people-kind and the garbage can-kind.)
Today, though, Mayor Mike is concerned with the latter: He wants to build what's called a waste-to-energy plant, a fancy way to describe an electricity-generating, trash-processing factory. His administration is accepting ... More >>
As with anything involving marine life and nuclear reactors, there is bad news, and then there is cold-comfort news.The bad news is, of course, is that Japan's horribly damaged Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant has been dumping radioactive material into the sea, which has made people worry that ... More >>
If you had asked us after 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, or even after 2009's auto-tune adorned EP, Blood Bank, we probably would have told you Bon Iver would be crazy to put out an album during the summer. Justin Vernon had made a name for himself by capitalizing on heartbreak, exorcizing awa ... More >>
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.
Today we talke ... More >>
If an earthquake were to hit the New York area, the reactor with the highest risk of damage is Reactor 3 at Indian Point in Westchester, New York, just 24 miles from the Bronx. "The suggestion is that of all the  power plants across the country, that the Indian Point power plant is most ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
The demented power trio Seabrook Power Plant crosses many boundaries -- math-metal, art-prog, jazz, bluegrass -- but one thing remains deliriously constant: This dude can shred. The demented, frazzl ... More >>
Two scoops of pain!Good news! Our sun is about to enter "solar maximum," the time in its life-cycle when it's at its most active. Wait a second, that's bad news. National Geographic reports that within the next couple of years, massive sun storms will possibly knock out GPS systems, blow up p ... More >>
The residents of the place that was named after the best potato chips EV-AR are going to be a part of one of the more exciting environmental efforts taking place in America right now: the federal government has given the green light to Cape Wind Associates to build a wind farm uses to harvest ... More >>
A draft report sent yesterday from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to Entergy, the operators of the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in Buchanan, NY, found that Indian Point's impact on Hudson River sturgeon was serious enough to deny the plant a Water Quality Certificate. Th ... More >>
photo by Harry Shuldman
Wilco/Yo La Tengo
13 July 2009
Things Wilco are not (the American Radiohead; uncute). Things Wilco are (strummable; a great band to sing along to on a breezy eve on Coney Island, where they played last night in centerfield of KeySpan Park). Steeple ... More >>