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The Unnatural History of Salt Marshes

A lecture on the biology of salt marshes, tonight at the Arsenal.

Natural habitats and ecosystems are delicate things, and in this lecture, you’ll learn the natural history of salt marshes and their plants and animals, along with the “unnatural history” of how humans have altered and damaged them physically, chemically, and biologically. The presentation is given by Judith Weiss, a professor of biological science at Rutgers University and an expert on estuarine biology. She recently co-authored the book Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History, and it will be available for purchase at the event.

Wednesday, January 13, 6pm
Central Park Arsenal, 3rd Floor
64th St. at 5th Ave.
Admission is free

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Restorative Landscapes panel discussion

The New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is hosting a panel discussion on Restorative Landscapes tomorrow evening, January 14th.  The panel will be comprised of:

Restorative Landscapes
Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 pm
The Arsenal, Fifth Avenue & 65th Street
Admission $20, $15 for NYASLA members
RSVP in advance: RSVP@nyasla.org

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Solar-powered car charging station in Brooklyn

Renewable energy company Beautiful Earth Group has unveiled a containerized solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) at a site in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The station is built from recycled shipping containers and is topped with an array of 235-watt photovoltaic panels, which reach a total capacity of almost 6 kW.  A three-hour charge in the station provides an EV with a range of approximately 100 miles.  The new solar charging station is believed to be the first of its kind in New York City.

(via Jetson Green)

January 13, 2010 Posted by | FKP | , , , , , | 13 Comments