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Manhattan’s East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station has long divided people into two camps. via Mayoral candidates weigh in on East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station.
This pilot program is really cool. Adding a new food waste stream may contribute decreasing rat population in New York City. —– Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike … Continue reading
It’s a shame our organism is a burrower. GPS would be great. And the Cameras would be good too. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57589255-1/cat-secrets-researchers-track-50-felines-with-gps-cams/
In the evening of June 6th, 2013, we observed wild rats in Manhattan and discussed how to research the rat behavior related to food wastes in trash cans.
CUNY Mapping Service by GC’s Center for Urban Research
Waste food decomposition rate Temperature Rat behavior
Peninsula Composting in Wilmington, Delaware, which is where some of NYC’s source separated food waste is taken, has spare capacity of about 150 tons/day. The Peninsula facility is the largest composting facility on the East Coast. The site is permitted … Continue reading
Almost 20% of residential and street basket waste is food. Exposing food waste on the street makes hungry rats keep feeding.
Seen originally at: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/seto1101sp2013 Rains and flooding will cause the critters that live underground to emerge. Just be glad it’s been a relatively dry April. Here’s an article about something that can happen during extreme flooding as seen with Hurricane … Continue reading