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Believe it or not, Texas is the nation's largest producer of wind energy

Texas' journey to becoming a wind powerhouse could be a map for the many U.S.

The Amazon hasn't stopped burning. There were 19,925 fire outbreaks last month, and 'more fires' are in the future

The number of Amazon fires has decreased since they elicited an international outcry in August, but experts believe this is just a temporary respite.

84-year-old Army nurse shows TSA agent how real pushups are done before Honor Flight

She rappelled from helicopters to treat wounded soldiers as a U.S. Army nurse during Vietnam.

Sanofi recalls popular heartburn drug Zantac as FDA investigates probable carcinogen

Sanofi said it will voluntarily recall Zantac as the drugmaker and FDA investigate the source of NDMA, a probable carcinogen.

Samsung says Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanner flaw could let anyone unlock phone

Plastic screen protectors can trick the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 causing them to unlock for unauthorized users.
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Amanda Matthews Picked for Nellie Bly Monument

RIOC Picks Amanda Matthews for Nellie Bly Monument “The Girl Puzzle” will be located in Lighthouse Park The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument. The installation lands on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. Recently, Lighthouse Park hostedContinue Reading

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Worth & Nancy Howe Return

Worth & Nancy Howe return to Roosevelt Island on October 26th when RIOC celebrates naming The Howe Theatre in the Cultural Center. The Howes pioneered MST&DA’s expanding role in community life. When we learned that Worth and Nancy Howe were leaving Roosevelt Island, I wrote a tribute. In Los Angeles,Continue Reading

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What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House?

What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House? The question popped into my head last week when I saw the historic landmark under a protective wrap again. In a Roosevelt Islander blog post, they asked, “… at what point will the condition of Blackwell House be such that it can be used forContinue Reading

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Indonesian Fire Hits NYC

How an Indonesian Fire hits New York City… “It is with very heavy hearts we announce that Presbyterian Orphanage in Tomohon, where we found Mathew Tendean Luce 24 years ago, was burned to the ground,” wrote Roosevelt Island based humanitarian Jim Luce. No children were harmed, but there’s a surprisingContinue Reading

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Christopher Columbus Opposing Views

Christopher Columbus, Opposing Views adds a fresh angle to a debate we’ve had here since 2017. My critical view of the man who “discovered” America was countered by my friend, historian Ron Musto. And now, a new point of view emerges. “Understanding the truth about Christopher Columbus is not soContinue Reading

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