NPR's Talk of the Nation Science Friday program was broadcast from my alma mater SUNY ESF. I only got to listen to bits and pieces on Friday while running errands. But I did hear about the intriguing proposal of taking down Interstate 81 which runs right through the middle of the city.
New York Sets Sights on Renewable Energy
Talk of the Nation, May 19, 2006 Gov. George Pataki of New York wants a quarter of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by the year 2013. Guests examine the plausibility of the plan, in a live broadcast from Syracuse, N.Y.
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., president of State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Edward Bogucz, executive director; Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, Syracuse University
Carol Murphy, executive director; alliance for Clean Energy New York
William Moore, director of development, PPM Energy
New York Mega Mall Will be Driven by Green Power
Talk of the Nation, May 19, 2006 Around the country, cities are aging -- especially cities built around industries that are now long gone. This week, Syracuse, N.Y., town officials agreed to move forward with a proposed mega-mall called Destiny USA, which would rival the size of the Mall of America. The developers of the mall promise that it will be 'green,' with all of its power coming from renewable sources.
Emanuel Carter, associate professor, faculty of landscape architecture, State University of New York -- College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Richard Smardon, professor and chair of the environmental studies faculty, State University of New York -- College of Environmental Science and Forestry
David Nowak, project leader, urban forestry, USDA Forest Service