The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology – Scientific American Blog Network

Forests are the most powerful and efficient carbon-capture system on the planet

Source: The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change Isn’t a Technology – Scientific American Blog Network

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The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods : NPR

via The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods : NPR

This map, a screenshot from The Opportunity Atlas, shows household income in 2014-2015 for people born between 1978 and 1983 to low-income parents. In areas that are more red, people who grew up in low-income households tended to stay low-income. In areas that are more blue, people who grew up in low-income households tended to make more money.

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Seneca Falls Board Majority Orders Town Attorneys to Defend Local Law 3 and 2025 Close Date for Seneca Meadows Landfill – Water Front- Peter Mantius

via Seneca Falls Board Majority Orders Town Attorneys to Defend Local Law 3 and 2025 Close Date for Seneca Meadows Landfill – Water Front- Peter Mantius

SENECA FALLS, Oct. 8, 2018 — A three-member majority of the Seneca Falls Town Board instructed town attorneys today to immediately begin a rigorous legal defense of Local Law 3, which requires Seneca Meadows Inc. landfill to close by December 2025.Threepdf

The action comes less than a week after the state’s largest waste dump floated a plan to extend its lifetime by 12 years — until 2037 — in exchange for a hefty boost in host community payments to the town.

The landfill’s plan, which had the support of Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro and Deputy Supervisor Lou Ferrara, was spelled out in proposed resolutions that the town board was set to vote on Oct. 2.LandfillREADY 

But Lazzaro yanked them from the agenda that afternoon after the three other members of the five-member board said they didn’t like the landfill’s offer. 

Those same three — Douglas Avery, Vic Porretta and Dave DeLelys — insisted today that town attorneys turn their effort toward defending Local Law 3 rather than negotiating behind the scenes.