Jessica Dailey

 

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.

Jessica Dailey
IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is

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Architects and Building Professionals Team Up To Rebuild London After the Riots

Architects and Building Professionals Team Up To Rebuild London After the Riots

Since a fatal shooting on August 4, riots have swept across London and spread to other parts of England. Rioters have been looting stores, robbing homes, setting fire to buildings, and

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Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Coal Electricity Production Drops To Its Lowest Point in 30 Years

Clean energy policies may be under attack by the right wing in the US, but it looks like there is still good energy news to be had: apparently, coal electricity production in the United States

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Human-Powered Gamera Helicopter Breaks World Record!

Human-Powered Gamera Helicopter Breaks World Record!

Back in May we introduced you to a group of students from the University of Maryland who designed an amazing human-powered helicopter call the Gamera. The team's ultimate goal is to win the

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New Study Shows That Bike Sharing Programs Actually Save Lives

New Study Shows That Bike Sharing Programs Actually Save Lives

We have long touted the benefits and general awesomeness of bike sharing. Not only are bikes a cheap and easy way to zip around cities, but swapping a gas-guzzling car for pedal-powered

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Studio Dror Converts Old NYC Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

Studio Dror Converts Old NYC Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

image © John Hall Dror Benshetrit, known for his QuaDror architectural building blocks, has been putting his design chops to use recently for something just a little different than

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Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

We've been following Google's awesome self-driving car since the search giant broke the news last fall that it was developing an autonomous, robotic car that drives itself. By using sensors and

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MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

As denizens of the 21st Century, we're so in-tune with technology that we don't want just plain old computerized gadgets and time-saving machines anymore. Instead, we want relationships with our

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Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Hey New York, go run in the street! Seriously, do it! Summer Streets returns to the city today, banning cars from seven glorious miles of Manhattan from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The city will close

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An Urban Farm Takes Root on a Stalled NYC Construction Site

An Urban Farm Takes Root on a Stalled NYC Construction Site

Because of the recession, stalled construction sites are a problem all across the nation. New York City alone has more than 600 projects awaiting more financing before construction can continue.

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Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up

Shell Finally Accepts Liability for Nigeria Oil Spills Requiring $1 Billion Clean Up

image via Crack Two While the Gulf oil spill was no doubt horrific, it's nothing compared to what's been going on in Nigeria for decades. In 2008, two Shell oil spills wiped out the entire

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're

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Yosemite Flips the Switch on the Largest Ever Solar Array in a National Park

Yosemite Flips the Switch on the Largest Ever Solar Array in a National Park

Last week, there was much mumbling and grumbling over Yosemite's decision to chop down thousands of trees to improve its picturesque views, but don't start hating the beloved park just yet. In

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AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

Over the last couple years, Americans have become increasingly familiar with the sight of stalled construction sites due to the recession. To help mitigate this ugly issue, the American

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Designers Imagine NYC’s ‘Water as the 6th Borough’ for 2011 Terreform ONE Prize

Designers Imagine NYC’s ‘Water as the 6th Borough’ for 2011 Terreform ONE Prize

Solar-powered floating neighborhoods, lush water-cleansing oyster beds, buoyant moveable green spaces -- these are just a few of the innovative and intriguing designs submitted to the 2011

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The

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Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Any Inhabitat reader knows how much we love shipping container architecture, so you can imagine how excited we were when we learned that a market made entirely from shipping containers would be

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Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

Google & NASA Partner to Host Green Flight Challenge With $1.65 Million Prize

From the Elektra One electric airplane to Siemens' plug-in hybrid aircraft, we've been seeing a lot of eco-friendly airplanes lately. While we love any airplane that doesn't spew massive amounts

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6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

Summer may quickly becoming to an end, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to take a vacation. Too busy to take off a whole week? We understand. And that's why we've rounded up six

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Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

New York City sidewalks are constantly covered with construction sheds and scaffolding, and, needless to say, they do little for the Big Apple's looks. Always dark, somewhat sketchy, and magnets

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Oil Found on 60% of Yellowstone River Shoreline

Oil Found on 60% of Yellowstone River Shoreline

We've been keeping close tabs on the clean-up of the Yellowstone oil spill that occurred on July 1 when an Exxon Mobil pipeline burst spilling some 54,000 gallons of crude oil into the scenic

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New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Cases of Cancer in Appalachia

In a new study released this week, it was revealed that among the 1.2 million residents living in parts of Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to mountaintop

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Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

In the market for a new home? As any environmentally inclined individual (like you!) knows, one of the greenest houses you can buy is one that's already built, but it can be tedious to find that

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Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite National Park is right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains when it comes to awe-inspiring landscapes in America. The park's striking cliffs, waterfalls, and towering

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SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

When it comes to landscape design in New York City, the High Line certainly takes the cake, but it's not the only new park worth talking about. The East Side's waterfront has just received a

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Republicans Target EPA Regulations of Big Polluters in Debt Talks

Republicans Target EPA Regulations of Big Polluters in Debt Talks

If Congress can't reach a deal on the debt ceiling, we have a single week before the United States defaults on its debts, but the Republicans are still calling for some outrageous budget cuts

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Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Hot is the New Normal: Why High Temperatures Are Evidence of Climate Change

Unless you've been living in an ice chest for the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed that it's been a tad hot. Ok, really hot. Ok, really, REALLY hot. Like record-breaking hot. Just

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Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

Portland Oregon is the Latest City to Ban Plastic Bags!

Plastic bags are the bane of every eco-minded person's existence. They can't be normally recycled, they're made with polluting petroleum, they don't breakdown in landfills -- the list of

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Surprise! Yet Another Report Shows that Eating Meat Contributes to Global Warming

Surprise! Yet Another Report Shows that Eating Meat Contributes to Global Warming

In news that will come as no surprise to the green-minded, a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that eating meat significantly contributes to global warming. Now, you

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Lifelike LEGO Animals Find a Home at The Bronx Zoo

Lifelike LEGO Animals Find a Home at The Bronx Zoo

It's always exciting when a zoo welcomes new members to its animal kingdom, and this month, New York City's Bronx Zoo announced more than a half a dozen new creatures! Even though they're placed

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