Author Archives: Eugene R.

Self-Indulgence and the City

I would never consider anyone an environmentalist for the simple fact that they live in an urban area.  I wouldn’t call myself such for residing where I do, and I would never expect otherwise from anyone else. But, David Owen, … Continue reading

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“You’re an excessively skilled blogger.”

A little while ago, Sophia Kelley from the New York EPA posted a conventionally ambivalent reflection on OWS, which had for a while been going on in Zuccotti Park a few  blocks from their office. It was the first time they … Continue reading

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“Overnight I Became a Sun-Worshipper”

Archeologists from the University of Birmingham have discovered two ancient fire pits along the periphery of Stonehenge that suggest the site had been used for sun-worship long before the icon monoliths were ever erected. The UK’s Independent explains how scientists … Continue reading

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Were to Buy Locally Sourced Christmas Trees

We can all be thankful Turkey day is over. It’s finally time we start listening to “The Christmas Song” on repeat (embittering Jews, etc.) and shopping ourselves to death. If you survived, aren’t broke and are feeling particularly festive, GrowNYC … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Biodiversity in Prospect Park?

Some living thing is thriving in the Prospect Park lake, now  “a breeding ground for a dangerous bacteria that’s been known to kill animals and sicken humans,” the Post claims. “Cyanobacteria have been insidiously multiplying on the lake since the … Continue reading

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Dispatch From a Family Living Off the Grid

In July, Susannah Hopkins Leisher took off with her husband and three kids to live ‘off-the-grid’ in Maine, leaving behind their suburban New Jersey home for a wooded mountaintop cottage. “We can see to the horizon about 35 miles distant, … Continue reading

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Wild Turkey Overpopulation in Staten Island Conveniently Reported in Early November

“The turkeys keep coming and coming and coming. They never stop,” Suloa Perasevic, 37, of Ocean Breeze told the Daily News. A riveting piece of journalism published in today’s News says wild turkeys of Staten Island “are multiplying – and getting … Continue reading

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