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Yesterday was a beautiful early spring day! Okay, okay... it snowed, but that's just nature's way of laying some cheap fixed nitrogen on your gardens. Get those rakes and hoes ready. Any day now, any day now...
The price of foods that will not land you in the hospital.
Heart disease is poised to surpass smoking as the number one - avoidable - killer of Americans.
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis has urged support of the "Bigger Better Bottle Bill," saying it would reduce litter, keep millions of containers out of our landfills, help fight global warming and generate badly needed revenue. Since the original Bottle Bill was enacted in 1982 requiring a five-cent deposit on beer and carbonated drinks, roadside litter has been reduced 70 percent. More than 90 billion containers and 6 million tons of glass, aluminum and plastic have been recycled, resulting in saving more than 50 million barrels of oil and eliminating 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases
by: Dan Jacoby
SAUGERTIES – Congressman Maurice Hinchey Monday announced that two new solar manufacturing deals will create at least 66 new solar industry jobs in the Hudson Valley this year.
Once considered too expensive, as well as too damaging to the land, exploitation of Alberta's oil sands is now a gamble worth billions.
By Robert Kunzig
Sure, a turkey burger sounds healthy. But is it, really? Not if you order the Bella from Ruby Tuesday, which packs a whopping 1,145 calories. (And yes, that's before a side of fries.)
By Felix Salmon 02.23.09
A year ago, it was hardly unthinkable that a math wizard like David X. Li might someday earn a Nobel Prize. After all, financial economists—even Wall Street quants—have received the Nobel in economics before, and Li's work on measuring risk has had more impact, more quickly, than previous Nobel Prize-winning contributions to the field. Today, though, as dazed bankers, politicians, regulators, and investors survey the wreckage of the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression, Li is probably thankful he still has a job in finance at all. Not that his achievement should be dismissed. He took a notoriously tough nut—determining correlation, or how seemingly disparate events are related—and cracked it wide open with a simple and elegant mathematical formula, one that would become ubiquitous in finance worldwide.
February 25 2009 - 12:10 pm ET | Jeffrey Silva | RCR Wireless News