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November 17, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet

The third annual Symposium of the American Geographical Society, at Columbia University in New York, includes over 30 speakers who are leading research and policy in sustainability. Keynote speakers include Dr. Roger Sayre (Senior Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey) and Mr. William Reilly (Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

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"Polluter Preps Passaic River For Decade-Long Clean-Up"

"NEWARK — A $165 million agreement reached by the federal government with one of the companies potentially responsible for contaminating a stretch of the Passaic River will allow early stages of cleanup to begin on one of the nation's most polluted bodies of water, officials said."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 10/06/2016
September 27, 2016

The Swarm Inside: Making Sense of the Microbiome

Please join us Tuesday, either online via live webcast or in person at New York University, for a lively conversation about the myriad microbes that make us tick with science writer (and now bestselling author) Ed Yong and the eminent microbial geneticist and museum curator Susan Perkins.

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"Hermine Expected To Weaken As It Lingers Offshore"

"Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea."

Source: AP, 09/06/2016

"Lead Tests on NY City Schools’ Water May Have Masked Scope of Risk"

"When the results of tests for lead in the water at more than 1,500 New York City school buildings were announced in July, officials said that fewer than 1 percent of all the samples taken showed lead concentrations that exceeded Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. Given other safety measures in place, officials assured parents, the water was safe to drink. But a review of how the testing was conducted suggests that the amount of lead in the water that students consume could be greater than the results indicate."

Source: NY Times, 09/01/2016

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