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Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair

Article ID: 717708

Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair

Monday Campaigns

New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem to promote inclusive wellness and recreation. A Monday Mile is a commitment to walk, roll, or jog one mile every Monday either individually or with a group.

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20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations

Article ID: 717044

Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations

SUNY Buffalo State

Lichens are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine” when it comes to looking at the damaging effects of pollution in a given area. However, urban areas can be viable habitats, as the lichens in Western New York show.

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6-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study Affirms Stony Brook University’s Vast Economic Impact

Article ID: 715582

Study Affirms Stony Brook University’s Vast Economic Impact

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University’s annual economic impact on Long Island totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased output, according to an economic impact report compiled by John A. Rizzo, Professor of Economics and Population, and supported by the University’s economic development office.

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10-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715378

Manufacturing Groups: NY Dioxane Bill Could Take Familiar and Trusted Products Off Store Shelves

American Cleaning Institute and the Household and Commercial Products Association

The CEOs of associations representing the household and commercial cleaning product supply chain are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent the serious consequences of legislation that could effectively take many products off store shelves across the state of New York.

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8-Jul-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: NYS Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag for Power Grid

Article ID: 713573

NYS Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag for Power Grid

Cornell University

By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6 percent in some places. But Cornell University engineers caution that upstate winters tell a different tale. With low energy demand around midday in the winter, combined with solar-electricity production, New York’s power system could face volatile swings of “ramping” – which is how power system operators describe quick increases or decreases in demand.

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28-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’
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Article ID: 713336

Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’

Florida Atlantic University

A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.

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22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Pest-killing fungi could protect NYS grapes, apples from invasive insect

Article ID: 712145

Pest-killing fungi could protect NYS grapes, apples from invasive insect

Cornell University

Cornell University-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge.

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30-Apr-2019 2:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Is Kelp the New Kale for Long Island?

Article ID: 711888

Is Kelp the New Kale for Long Island?

Stony Brook University

In recent years, seaweeds have been notorious for washing up and fouling beaches on Long Island. Now, a collaborative team of scientists and marine farmers have demonstrated that the seaweed, sugar kelp, can be cultivated in the shallow estuaries of Long Island, a breakthrough that may unlock a wealth of economic and environmental opportunities for coastal communities.

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25-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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