Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774

By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Staff
James Hansen is obviously admired by environmental activists -- especially if the multiple standing ovations and shout-outs of agreement he received during a recent program are any indication. To governments and fossil-fuel companies, though, he is a force to be reckoned with. The head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and a renowned climate scientist,...
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And they're not lacking in advice, either
By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
A really cute girl finally sat next to me at services recently. She was absolutely adorable and was eager to converse. Unfortunately, "Gabrielle" was only 4 years old. She had broken away from her parents and older sisters, and decided the empty seat in the back of the synagogue's small chapel was the place she wanted to spend the Friday...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Words of pragmatic and, at times, politicized advice, based on years of Washington expertise and experience, were the order of the night when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin met to discuss what the next U.S. president -- now, of course, President-elect Barack Obama -- must do to be successful at home...
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Canadian Arctic offers beauty -- and danger
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
"No scared?" asks my Inuit guide, Sam. Truth is, I was terrified. We'd just climbed a 5,000-foot-high, snow-covered mountain on Nunavut's Bylot Island, our snowmobile just barely making it to the zenith. Perched at the top and about to begin a frightening, 75-degree vertical descent, I was silently praying we'd make it down alive. I squeezed my eyes shut as...
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Auto, rail, subway congestion almost rained on our parade. But what if we had biked to the Bank for a change?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With oil and gasoline prices subject to the volatile, roller-coaster-like ups and downs of worldwide supply and demand, more and more bicycles are showing up on the streets of Philadelphia, notably in Center City, but elsewhere around town, as well. Bicycles are in vogue because they offer a convenient, space-saving and fun form of basic transportation, aside from the fact...
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