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Great Lakes Cycle paintings astound, deepen concern

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/30/18 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean water, Connecting to nature

The Great Lakes Cycle, a suite of giant paintings now on view at MOCA Cleveland, acts as a guide and a warning about what spawns from a lack of awareness — of what it means to be a model citizen living within the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem. If we’re not careful, it will devolve into a Jacques Cousteau nightmare. By drinking...

Pioneers<br />Alexis Rockman, 2017, oil and acrylic on wood panel. 72 x 144 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York.

"Curiosities for the Anthropocene" is an unforgettable book

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/26/18 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in CLE 2050

In the future, archeologists will dig up what buries our current epoch, which has been named “the Anthropocene,” and wonder what human devices, chemical traces, and manufactured landscapes say about a species that was able to put an indelible mark on the planet. If we are not here or if we forget, we’ll have books like Future Remains: A Cabinet...

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Erie shaped over time, by friends and foes

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/08/18 @ 4:15pm  |  Posted in Clean water, Water

Because it is shallow and warm, Erie is the most biologically diverse of the Great Lakes. 15,000 years ago, the lake formed as retreating mile-high glaciers scoured the land. Only 24 feet from the hard limestone in the western basin, but shale in the east basin is more pliable and went down 210 feet. Arguably, Lake Erie’s next geological event of...

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Cleveland HealthLine celebrates 10 yrs: Reflections

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/07/18 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

Ten years have passed since Cleveland took the bold step to re purpose two “car lanes” on Euclid Avenue for a higher capacity bus-rapid transit line built around center median stations, with enough room “left over” to paint in bike lanes.

The multimodal Cleveland HealthLine<br />

Ideas for state and local leaders to tackle climate change

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/12/18 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transform

A new UN report out this week contained no equivocation about the “dire” and “accelerated” affects of climate change. Immediately, the pundits went to work on analyzing what will happen if we don’t respond. The report also put a fine point on the “politicization” of climate change as the biggest obstacle for a response. To place the report in context, it...

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