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May 30, 2012

Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

The intention of this event, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data should be collected in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

"Climate Change Could Cripple New York’s Transportation"

"When arriving at La Guardia Airport in New York, it’s easy to see the stark realities it faces in trying to cope with global warming. As jets glide in over the brackish waters of Flushing Bay, one can almost reach out and touch the water as it laps against the small levees at runway’s edge."

Source: Climate Central, 04/11/2012
April 18, 2012

Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities

Winston & Strawn and Environmental Law Institute will co-host this seminar in Winston's New York office and via teleconference. The program will focus on both the environmental risks and the energy opportunities that result from the use of fracking to extract oil and gas, as well as the diverse perspectives and responses from the government, public interest, industry, and investment sectors to these risks and opportunities.

April 4, 2012

Instant Expert: Seth Borenstein Goes Deep on Deadline

SEJ member Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press will talk about the art of covering complicated, controversial topics with confidence and authority — even when deadline looms. Sponsored by NY University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. 4:00-6:00 p.m. in New York.

"NY Mohawk: Move Toxic GM Dump From Tribal Lands"

"MASSENA, N.Y. -- Larry Thompson sits high in his tractor cab and drives to a chain-link fence along his family property on the Mohawk Indians' Akwesasne Reservation, where they fished, grew vegetables and played as children. He points to a toxic landfill about 30 feet away, stretching toward the St. Lawrence River."

Source: KTAR, 03/26/2012

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