The 10,000-year-old East Coast Grand Canyon 100 miles from NYC

April 5, 2017 by  
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The East Coast has its own Grand Canyon -like natural wonder – just 100 miles southeast of Lady Liberty in New York City. And the mile-deep Hudson Canyon brims with biodiversity , but it is at risk of being exploited for oil and gas exploration. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)’s New York Aquarium recently nominated the canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary in a bid to protect endangered creatures dwelling there from the fossil fuel industry. The Hudson Canyon formed around 10,000 years ago during the last ice age, but few New Yorkers or East Coast residents know it exists. It’s under around 60 feet of water on the continental margin, or ocean floor zone separating thin oceanic crust from thick continental crust, at the Hudson River’s outlet. Scientists don’t even know a lot about what is at the bottom of the canyon, which is the East Coast’s largest submarine canyon , but they do know it’s home to endangered whales , sea turtles , sharks , and hundreds of plankton species. Related: Leonardo DiCaprio gives Seychelles $1 million for monumental marine sanctuary New York Aquarium visitors will get a glimpse into the canyon in the upcoming 57,000-square-foot exhibit “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” set to open in 2018. The exhibit will include Canyon’s Edge, a recreation of the experience of sitting on or standing just below the edge of Hudson Canyon. WCS wants to preserve the Hudson Canyon from fossil fuel exploration and extraction through nominating the site as a National Marine Sanctuary. They say such a designation will also sustain recreational and commercial fisheries and whale and bird cruises. WCS vice president Jon Forrest Dohlin also told NYMetro a sanctuary designation could also help scientists obtain resources necessary to explore the canyon further. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) did determine the Hudson Canyon meets criteria necessary to be “an ecological site of national significance worthy of protection,” according to WCS, and they have a petition going asking NOAA to rapidly start the designation process. You can sign the petition here . Via 6sqft and NY Metro Images courtesy of Deepwater Canyons 2013 – Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS and Dominic Sherony on Flickr

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SHoP Architects to Design Mixed-Use Complex on Former Hudson’s Site in Downtown Detroit

December 5, 2013 by  
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Foster+Partners Unveil Plans for Norton Museum of Art Extension in West Palm Beach

December 5, 2013 by  
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The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach is home to the most important art collection in Florida, and Foster + Partners has just been selected to add an extension that will help make it the state’s leading cultural institution. The masterplan, which was unveiled by Norman Foster in Miami, features three bold new pavilions , a shimmering roof that covers them all, and nearly twice as much gallery space as before. In addition to art, the museum will be updated with new public facilities, allowing it to play host to community events throughout the year. Read the rest of Foster+Partners Unveil Plans for Norton Museum of Art Extension in West Palm Beach Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art Deco in Florida , Florida art museums , Foster + Partners , Foster+Partners to expand Norton Museum of Art , Lord Foster , Marion Sims Wyeth , Norton Museum of Art , Norton Museum of Art renovation , shimmering metal roof canopy , transparent grand hall , West Palm Beach , West Palm Beach art museum        

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Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

January 19, 2012 by  
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Even when you’re in a city surrounded by water, the movement of tides can become invisible. Artist Stacy Levy took the fluctuation of tides and amplified them with a series of giant Tide Flowers . Created to “bloom” around abandoned posts of long-gone piers, these blossoms wilt at low tide and open fully at high tide, creating a whimsical commentary on a very powerful — and imminent — natural force. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art commission , eco-art , ecological art , hudson river valley , hudson river vally trust , husdon river , sculpture , sea level rise , stacy levy , tide flowers , water issues

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Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate

January 19, 2012 by  
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With her sculpture Melting Point , artist Stacy Levy created a simple but dynamic work that responds to our changing environment. It may look like a chandelier of honey, but what it actually comprises of is a series of glass globes containing different types of vegetable oils that react to fluctuating temperatures. The oils cloud and clear depending on the air outside, making a dramatic statement on our rapidly changing world. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Installation , melting point , outdoor sculpture , pennsylvania , stacy levy , vegetable oils

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The Taliban Is Devastating Pakistan’s Forests To Fund Insurgency

January 19, 2012 by  
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No one was silly enough to think that the death of Osama Bin Laden would mean the end of the Taliban , but it seems that recent strikes against their forces have hit their finances hard. Previously, the Taliban relied on weapon and opium sales to fund their operations, but as the UN, NATO and other allied forces clamp down on these businesses, they have been forced to find other sources of income. Unfortunately, the new source seems to be Pakistan’s luscious forests. Read the rest of The Taliban Is Devastating Pakistan’s Forests To Fund Insurgency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: osama bin laden , pakistan deforestation , pakistan forests , pakistan illegal timber , Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad (SAFI) , Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad taliban , taliban , taliban environment , taliban illegal timber , taliban pakistan , taliban timber smuggling

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Solar-Powered LED Lights in the Hudson River "Reflect" the Unseen Stars Above NYC

August 27, 2011 by  
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Images Courtesy of Sparkplug PR In much of the United States, light pollution in cities and even the suburbs is so bad that “dark sky tourism” is a rising trend, as Americans seek out the stars their ancestors took for granted. Next month, New Yorkers will get an unusual view of the night sky, without a visit to a dark sky p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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