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Following a Congressional directive, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), today released updated...
The development of a green economy is at the forefront of President Obama's domestic agenda, and many say that developing a green economy is a key part of the nation's recovering economic...
The issue of bullying isn't a new one. Many of us knew someone in school who was picked on at one point or another - and some of us experienced bullying first-hand. Recent news stories, however,...
The percentage of older persons in the United States is expected to double over the next 20 years, growing to an estimated 72.1 million persons by the year 2030. As Americans grow older, they'll...
The first Africans to come to the New World were not slaves, but were probably crewmen aboard Columbus's ships.  From the 15th till the early 19th century, however, most of the human traffic...
International conflicts such as world wars take up a lot of time and space in the history books, but most of today's warlike activity occurs within national borders.  From Colombia to Darfur...
The Marcellus Shale stretches from eastern Ohio, northern and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and into the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region of New York. Decomposition of organic materials...
The best leaders in business, politics, education, community life or any human endeavour usually possess a mix of talents.  They understand the field they're working in and its relation to...
The decline of manufacturing jobs in the last few decades has led to a steady population loss in New York. Cities also face numerous challenges in attracting young, educated people to the state, and...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Some people see this as the perfect time to ramp up...