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The Saks Windows
Every Person in New York

We've been covering the fracking story since 2009 when we wrote that "if companies are allowed to frack the million acres of Marcellus in the NYC watershed without proper regulation, it will just be a matter of time, and not a lot of it, before our drinking water becomes toxic." Nothing since then has caused us to change our mind. The same can not be said of Governor Cuomo, who's been wobbly on the issue, coming close to approving the process before reconsidering last month. The Times writes, "The developments have created a sense in Albany that Mr. Cuomo is consigning fracking to oblivion." Environmental Advocates of New York is not so sure.

Silent Spring was published 50 years ago on September 27, 1962.
A proclamation from the Rachel Carson Institute.

The annual New Green City 2012 returns to Union Square on October 10, 10-5, where learning how to live green is the theme behind the exhibits, workshops, and demos about cooking, composting, weatherizing, and recycling.

For the aspirationally green-thumbed, the Click and Grow kits let you have tomatoes, basil, marigolds, chili peppers and more, in an "electronic smartpot"—which make the whole urban gardening thing virtually foolproof.

For a more hands-on experience, you can apply to be a volunteer on the Green Team in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Swedish eco dishcloths
in dozens of designs,
new from Fjorn.

Just published, Lost Antarctica, Adventures in a Disappearing Land, by James McClintock, is both a thoroughly spirited account of a part of the earth most humans never see, and a grim cautionary tale about the effects of climate change on it.

The clothes of OSCAR DE LA RENTA and the watercolors of ANNE WATKINS are the new NYC It couple. See them through Thursday in the windows of Saks or in this Flickr pool.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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