Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Check out this fun cartoon explaining the life of a water molecule. Created and produced by Science North... a company out of Ontario that specialize in science communication.

Watch the cartoon

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The National Summit of Rural America

From the Rural Tour blog......The National Summit of Rural America: A Dialogue for Renewing Promise.
The Rural Summit took place on the campus of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri.

The Summit was an opportunity for rural Americans to share their vision and ideas for creating a more prosperous and more promising future for rural America. Farmers, ranchers, and foresters from around the country, as well as policymakers from all levels of government and community leaders discussed the key priorities and policies necessary to get rural America growing again......To read the rest of the article please click here.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Plastic Century

In honor of Jacques Cousteau's 100th birthday, Plastic Century has created an exhibit that truly makes people think about how plastic impacts so many aspects of our lives. The exhibit consists of water coolers that each represents different periods of time 1910 to 2030, each cooler is filled with plastic and viewers are asked the very thought provoking question "which one would you choose to drink from?" To read the blog at BoingBoing please click here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

"The Wild Harvest Table" a blog by CCE Seneca

Seneca County CCE offers "The Wild Harvest Table" a blog with recipes and nutritional information on game/fish that is currently or about to be in season. The recipes are very easy to locate using the menu on the right hand side of the page. Check it out

Seneca Wild Harvest

The latest blog finished in time for Turkey season highlights a wild turkey with sherry and broccoli recipe....

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Breaking our addiction to Highway Level of Service Stnadards

Note from PCJ Editor Wayne Senville: this is the third in a series of postings about a recent two-day workshop I attended. Sponsored by the Project for Public Spaces, it focused on "streets as places."

In this post I'm passing along some of what I learned from transportation engineer Gary Toth. Toth, who is now Senior Director of Transporation Initiatives for the Project for Public Spaces, worked for 34 years for the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation, where he served as Director of Project Planning & Development. He has been one of the leading national advocates for integrating land use and community considerations into transportation planning.......

To read the full article click here

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lyme Disease can have Devastating Effects

Freeman staff

"LYME disease ruins us."

Those words, written in a recent blog by Saugerties resident Eric Rutulante, speak volumes about a disease that, virtually unheard of 35 years ago, is so prevalent now that it’s impossible to live in the Hudson Valley without knowing someone who has had it
To read the full article and watch video click here