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Erie Canal

A Governor, a Canal, John Deere and the First American Agricultural Revolution

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

February 16 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent by the U.S. Senate, officially ending the War of 1812. Looking back, it seems that the year 2012 managed to pass by without any significant reference to it having been the bicentennial anniversary of that conflict with Great Britain.

PHOTOS: Beginning An Epic Journey Down The Erie Canal

Richard Harpham | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Richard Harpham

The plan is to kayak along the Erie Canal to Albany and then join the Hudson River and paddle down to New York in just 21 days.

Paul Krugman: The Lights Are Literally Going Out On America

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The lights are going out all over America -- literally. Colorado Springs has made headlines with its desperate attempt to save money by turning off a ...

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Water and State Power

Nicolas van de Walle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nicolas van de Walle

A number of other states will see their power and authority dramatically enhanced over the next hundred years by their need and ability to take on the provision of an adequate volume of water for society's needs.

Energy, the Next Great Thing

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

For 150 veterans assembled at the White House, the greatest immediate and long term threat to our national security is climate change and energy policy.

Cleaning up the American Eden: How Environmentalism Was Born on the Hudson River

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Louise Mirrer

The Hudson River has played a decisive role, not only as the birthplace of New York City and State, but also as the cradle of today's environmental movement.