New York State Archive

  • A short documentary warns about the dangers posed by trains that transport explosive crude oil across North America. These 100-plus car trains carry highly flammable Bakken shale and Alberta tar sands crude oil and have been an increasingly common—and lethal—sight across communities in the United States.

    Crude Oil Bomb Train Russian Roulette — Who’s Next?

    A short documentary warns about the dangers posed by trains that transport explosive crude oil across North America. These 100-plus car trains carry highly flammable Bakken shale and Alberta tar sands crude oil and have been an increasingly common—and lethal—sight across communities in the United States.

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  • Chief Oren Lyons, distinguished member of the United Nations Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, lectures on what happened to the millions of indigenous people who lived in North and South America when they were "discovered" and the past and present challenges for the Peacemakers, recently featured on KPFK's "American Indian Airwaves." Listen to the first part of the speech below. We also included a short talk from the Sacred Land Film Project.

    Oren Lyons: On the Unity of the Earth

    Chief Oren Lyons, distinguished member of the United Nations Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival, lectures on what happened to the millions of indigenous people who lived in North and South America when they were "discovered" and the past and present challenges for the Peacemakers, recently featured on KPFK's "American Indian Airwaves." Listen to the first part of the speech below. We also included a short talk from the Sacred Land Film Project.

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  • Three LEED-ND pilot participants—the Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the SALT District in Syracuse, New York; and Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, California—show promise as neighborhood-scale revitalized green adaptive reuse in a difficult economy.

    Urban Neighborhoods Revitalized with Certified Greening

    Three LEED-ND pilot participants—the Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the SALT District in Syracuse, New York; and Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, California—show promise as neighborhood-scale revitalized green adaptive reuse in a difficult economy.

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  • Much as The High Line transformed an old freight line into an urban greenway, the proposed conversion of the six-decades-disused trolley terminal on the Lower East Side into a park called Delancey Underground, will inevitably be known as the Low Line.

    Manhattan’s Lower East Side: Underground Trolley Reclamation for Park

    Much as The High Line transformed an old freight line into an urban greenway, the proposed conversion of the six-decades-disused trolley terminal on the Lower East Side into a park called Delancey Underground, will inevitably be known as the Low Line.

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  • In a blending of an Iroquois and Cree legend, with autumn approaching, four brothers had the same dream for four nights. They saw a vision of themselves tracking and killing the monster bear. Believing the dream to hold the truth, the brothers followed it into the sky.

    Bear Dancing into Autumn: Hunting the Big Dipper

    In a blending of an Iroquois and Cree legend, with autumn approaching, four brothers had the same dream for four nights. They saw a vision of themselves tracking and killing the monster bear. Believing the dream to hold the truth, the brothers followed it into the sky.

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