may 24, 2013 / 5/28 (8AM, 2PM, 8PM) / 6/1(5:30PM)
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Science & U!
Premiering Tuesday, May 28 on CUNY TV
may 17, 2013 / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Elena speaks at Civic Horticulture Conference
Civic Horticulture Conference
Gershman Hall, The University of the Arts
may 9, 2013 / 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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Beyond the Lawn
Thursday, May 9th / 6:00 - 8:00 PM
apr 29, 2013 / 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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Town Branch Commons Public Presentation
Wednesday, May 1st / 5:00- 6:30 PM
How Petrochemicals Are Ruining The American Landscape
sep 28, 2012
Oil Photos: How Petrochemicals Are Ruining The American Landscape
by Kate Orff
"...Americans know what the oil and gas and coal landscape looks like - but do we really? There is a hidden side to America's material prosperity. Most of its harmful manifestations are literally invisible - benzene and dioxins "disappear" into the air, while waste chemicals are pumped underground into injection wells. PCBs, Mercury, and Lead, toxic in the most imperceptible but potentially devastating amounts, persist in our bodies, in river sediment, in soils. "
"...Today, we are starting to understand the consequences at a local, regional, and global scale of the age of the present regime of oil and petrochemicals. What remains to be collectively imagined is what a shift away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy forms would mean in the future in terms of generating a new American landscape aesthetic of promise and productivity, whether in the form of solar panels arrayed in the desert, rows of plantings of poplars and willows for phyto-remediation and biomass energy off shore wind farms on the horizon, or wave energy off our coasts"
click here to read the article at Huffington Post.com