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The Planets Today : A live view of the solar system. Chapter 1 of Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes. New York/New Jersey Harbor Contaminant Assessment and Reduction Project. Skip to main navigation The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is attempting to reduce toxic chemicals in New York Harbor. This work is being done under the Contamination Assessment and Reduction Project (CARP).

New York and New Jersey's participation stems from the Governors of NY and NJ signing the Joint Plan for Dredging the Port of NY-NJ in the fall of 1997. The plan was recommended by the Hudson Estuary Program (HEP) and implemented through the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). "The States commit to implementation of the Harbor Estuary plan as it relates to the study of sediment contaminants, the identification and elimination of the sources of contamination of harbor sediments, the remediation of contaminated areas, and the pursuit and sanction of polluting entities.

" The studies reported here are primarily supported by funds from the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. AirNow. Rangel Neuroeconomics Laboratory :: Research. Computation of values in simple choice We have used fMRI to investigate the neural correlates of value computation in simple choices, showing that activity in the medial orbitofrontal cortex (mOFC) and the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) correlates with the value assigned to appetitive food items at the time of choice (Plassmann et al., 2007). Subsequent studies have extended this basic finding in a number of ways, showing that the same two areas also encode the value of aversive food stimuli (Plassmann et al., under review), and that mOFC activity correlates with the value of money, food, and trinkets in very different choice situations (Chib et al., 2009).

Ongoing projects in the lab are harnessing the uniqe advantages of different experimental techniques, such as TMS, single-unit recording, and EEG (Harris et al., 2011). These projects will help us to better understand the dynamic role that the mOFC, dlPFC, and other regions play in the ability to make simple choices. Climate Change Adaptation in New York City.

Lakes Online. John Englander on Sea Level Rise — Aquarium Lecture Series. Tropic of Chaos | Christian Parenti. The new era of climate war is upon us. Extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence across the globe, from Africa to Asia to the Americas. In Tropic of Chaos, Christian Parenti takes us to the frontlines of this gathering catastrophe. He travels to the drought-stricken savannas of Northwest Kenya where heavily armed pastoralists are fighting each other for water and cattle; into Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, where environmental changes have fueled violence and military conflict; to the slums and deserts of Brazil and Mexico, where climate-driven rural crises are pushing people into the furnace of the urban drug wars; and ends at the incrreasingly militarized U.S. border where the unraveling of the South is being met by the military might of the Global North.

CO2 ACQUITTAL (Rocket Scientist's Journal) Carbon dioxide, a benign gas, is now the hyper–volatile fuel of public policy, media hype, and world politics. Climatologists, undeterred by their inability to predict even the dominant features of the earth’s climate record – the ice ages and the glacial periods – have nonetheless scored a political coup by cobbling together three selected bits of science into a cataclysmic prediction: man is on the verge of destroying life on the planet.

The three cobblestones are (1) a smattering of greenhouse gas physics, (2) half a million years worth of data from Vostok ice cores and (3) half a century of data from Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 monitoring. Presented here are new results from analysis of the second, the Vostok data, reductions which have a profound effect on the other two legs of the global warming stool, on the role of carbon dioxide, and ultimately on public policy.

{Begin rev. 6/29/08.} Extraneous traces deleted, Figure 2 Abstract. Mr. Figure 18. The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine. Big Think | Videos, articles, and tips to help you succeed, from the world's leading experts. Leon Festinger. Leon Festinger (8 May 1919 – 11 February 1989) was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory. His theories and research are credited with repudiating the previously dominant behaviorist view of social psychology by demonstrating the inadequacy of stimulus-response conditioning accounts of human behavior.[1] Festinger is also credited with advancing the use of laboratory experimentation in social psychology,[2] although he simultaneously stressed the importance of studying real-life situations,[3] a principle he perhaps most famously practiced when personally infiltrating a doomsday cult.

He is also known in social network theory for the proximity effect (or propinquity).[4] Life[edit] Early life and education[edit] Career[edit] In 1945, Festinger joined Lewin’s newly formed Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. Later life[edit] Work[edit] Proximity effect[edit] Home | HumanProgress.org. Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted. Blockade. Daguerreotype from 1848 entitled, “Barricades avant l’attaque, Rue Saint-Maur” (“Barricades Before the Attack, Rue Saint-Maur”). Barricades were a completely new tactic at the time, and spread like wildfire across Europe.

This is one of the very first photos ever taken of a street protest. Photo by M. Thibault. Common Uses To physically shut down something bad (a coal mine, the World Trade Organization), to protect something good (a forest, someone’s home), or to make a symbolic statement, such as encircling a target (the White House). Blockades commonly have one of two purposes: first, to stop the bad guys, usually by targeting a point of decision (a boardroom), a point of production (a bank), or a point of destruction (a clearcut) see THEORY: Points of intervention; or second, to protect public or common space such as a building occupation or an encampment. Successful blockades can be primarily concrete or communicative see PRINCIPLE: Make your actions both concrete and communicative. News & Announcements - Bronx River Alliance. September 02, 2014 A Day in the Life of the Bronx River As the sun rose over the Bronx on Monday, August 18, groups of scientists from several New York organizations waded out into the Bronx River.

Each group was looking for something different but all of them were unified to provide a unique perspective on the health of the river. Many of the tests and surveys complied to create "A Day in the Life of the Bronx River" had never been completed in the river while others, like the Bronx River Alliance's bacteria and water quality monitoring survey, have been going on for a period of time.

Read the press release for a full list of projects and participants. This study will provide a point for future scientific studies to be held against. For example, nearly a hundred Asian Freshwater clams were found a few sample points near Shoelace Park. (Left; Asian Freshwater Clams. Monday's "A Day in the Life of the Bronx River" event received media attention on a local and national scale. The Official Site of El Teatro Campesino. The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance: NYS Climate Action Plan.