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THE MORNING LINE Today's image (above), titled The High Line, is from Joe Holmes; check out his new book, The Booth: The Final Days of Film Projection.

We're not fans of Home Depot but here's something they've got that we like: the new Cree true-white LED bulb, which costs $20—a lot for a single bulb, but it's designed to last, if you use it for three hours a day, for nearly 23 years. It also has a high 'Color Rendering Index'. That's a good thing.

The Black Dirt Region of New York's Orange county, known for a soil that's fertile and ideal for farming, is at risk from a new fracked gas compressor station and power plant. On Saturday, October 26, noon-2pm, at Union Square Market, an event to learn more about what's happening and how to help. The even-more-depressing news is this study from Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum that show no advantage to shale gas development for reducing CO2 emissions.

Queensway? What's the Queensway?
The Emerging New York Architects Committee
has a related challenge.
[Photo: Craig Ruttle]

Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, has a new book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? that looks at how many people the earth can sustain and the various ways to approach the subject.
Related: Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century by Paddy Woodworth

Are you rustier than your bike? Learn street skills on October 24 at Ft. Greene's Red Lantern Bicycles, 7pm… On Sunday, October 27, 11am at DUMBO's Recycle-a-Bicycle, Bike Maintenance 101.

Turn old electronics into funding for Prospect Park at Upcyclefest—October 27-28.

Improved test scores for
vegetarian Queens school

Urban Ecology Tour at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
Sunday, October 27, 3pm, $29.

Compare the two mayoral candidates'
proposed initiatives on the environment: [PDFs]:
Bill de Blasio
Joe Lhota

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