In the shadow of his brothers' Tea Party fame, Bill Koch seems almost like a normal billionaire.
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 >>
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 >>
Reuters via NYTThe death toll from yesterday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan could rise to more than 1300, government officials told Japanese news media. CNN is reporting that the number of deaths is 900 and is expected to rise. Half the population of one town, Minamisanr ... 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 >>
A love connection (!) and a sequel (!!) for the downtown guitar-army god
Well, Al sure stole the show -- though maybe, after we rushed back to the safety of the press pit, Queen Raina of Jordan revealed she'd been strapped with explosives the whole time and would blow everybody up if she didn't get more funding for her girls' education program. Her Majesty Raina Al-Abdu ... More >>
Caught on tape: the best of do-it-yourself indie culture in Be Kind Rewind
City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.
Thanks to deregulation, Queens merely a pawn in the utilities' board game
In global warming's kitchen, hurricanes love the heat
New EPA Rule Threatens to Increase Local Pollution
Republicans Plan a Hydrogen Economyat Your Expense
If Terrorists Take Down Nuclear Plants, You PayBy the Hundreds of Billions
Prez Not All Bad on Environment. Just Mostly.
The Anti-Pollution Fight Heats Up in Williamsburg
Activists Struggle to Link Proposed Power Plants to Asthma
Activists Target Global Financiers of Chinese Eco Disaster
How a Long-Dormant Law Could Spark a Hudson Valley Power Plant Boom
Dr. Randell Mills says he can change the face of physics. The Scientfic Establishment thinks he's nuts.
Pataki Wrestles Spitzer for Eco-Laurels
Hamptonites Gather Baby Teeth To Fight Radiation