Cuomo doubles down by speeding up emissions effort

By GREGORY ZELLER // Governor Andrew Cuomo is hitting the gas on his ambitious environmental agenda. The governor on Friday announced a dramatic acceleration of his energy-efficiency plans for New York State, including a comprehensive strategy to achieve significant greenhouse gas-emission reductions over the next seven years. Targeting annual efficiencies equivalent to the amount of energy required to power nearly 2 million homes, Cuomo’s revamped plan includes $36.5 million in new state investments that, according…

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CSHL podcast up for a Webby Award (or two)

A Long Island-based podcast is in the running for a top Internet honor – two, actually. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s “Base Pairs” podcast, hosted by Andrea Alfano and Brian Stallard, has been selected as a finalist for the Webby Awards People’s Voice Prize and as a finalist for a Webby Award for Best Science and Education Podcast. Presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards denote excellence on the…

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Top physicist Gates to keynote SUNY Research Day

By GREGORY ZELLER // A noted theoretical physicist and strong proponent of diversity in the laboratory will keynote SUNY-Old Westbury’s annual Student Research Day. Sylvester James Gates Jr., the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at Brown University, is slated to deliver the opening remarks when the Old Westbury college hosts “2018 Student Research Day: Movement & Motion” on April 17. Gates retired in 2017 after teaching and conducting research for 33 years at the University…

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