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
Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos Breaks Ground on First Commercial Biofuel Plant in U.S.

Ineos New Plant BioEnergy began construction two days ago on the grounds of an old citrus-processing factory for $130 million Indian River BioEnergy Center.

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USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota.

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SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

New Energy Technologies has unveiled SolarWindow, a working prototype that is simply sprayed with the company's eco-friendly electricity generating film to produce energy.

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Offshore Wind Energy Gets $50.5 Million Boost from U.S. Government

Offshore Wind Energy Gets $50.5 Million Boost from U.S. Government

Thanks to a new initiative unveiled yesterday, offshore wind energy development along the United States' coastlines could soon see rapid development.

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Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton University announced last week its plans for a 27-acre solar field to partially power its New Jersey campus. The system will consist of 16,500 photovoltaic panels, making it the

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Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Oxford Develops Cheap Solar Cells with Metal Oxide Found in Toothpaste

Last fall, we reported that Oxford Photovoltaics, part of Oxford University's Isis Innovation, received a grant to create screen-printed organic solar cells. The thin-dye printed cells have

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Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

Student Discovers Certain Bacteria Can Eat Crude Glycerol to Create Fuel

A strain of glycerol-eating bacteria named Clostidium pasteurianum consumes crude glycerol to create products that can be used as energy sources.

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Yes, the Massive Snowstorms Plaguing the East Coast Are Related to Climate Change

Yes, the Massive Snowstorms Plaguing the East Coast Are Related to Climate Change

As the Northeast digs itself out of the third major storm of the season -- and possibly the worst winter storm in 40 years -- people may start to wonder, "What happened to global warming?" The

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New Machine Recycles Office Paper into Toilet Paper On-Site

New Machine Recycles Office Paper into Toilet Paper On-Site

Japanese company Oriental invented a machine that recycles office paper into toilet paper right in your office.

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7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven Japan found success with an eco-friendly store prototype that they will now officially open in 100 different locations by the end of the month.

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Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

The contrasting angles of the exterior walls express ideas of undulation and transference and make the facade look like a stretched accordion. It is comprised of eight trapezoid units created

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Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Sculptures & Mosaics

“Usually we swipe [MetroCards] in a hurry as we pass through the turnstile, hoping we haven’t missed the subway. Or dip them as we enter a bus, hoping there’s still enough money on them to

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Houston Hive to be a Sustainable Village Made from 500 Shipping Containers

Houston Hive to be a Sustainable Village Made from 500 Shipping Containers

Inspired by the former artists colony TemplO/Zocalo, a group of Houston-based artists created HIVE, a self-sustaining village and living work of art constructed from nearly 500 recycled shipping

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Potty Trained Pigs Could Save Taiwan 75,000 Tons of Water Each Day

Potty Trained Pigs Could Save Taiwan 75,000 Tons of Water Each Day

Taiwan's 6.5 million pigs pollute the country's rivers and require an excessive amount of water to maintain. But after testing a new pig farming practice, Taiwan's government believes they have

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SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

SOM to Create Amazing Green Tech City for Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam awarded the commission for its own Green Tech City to SOM, Inc. The winning design integrates two existing villages to create a sustainable city for 20,000 people that will reduce

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‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

A new smartphone app named "Fire Department" empowers iPhone users to provide life-saving assistance to someone suffering from a sudden heart attack.

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Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Food Provider Sodexo Starts Meatless Mondays Nationwide

Institutional food provider Sodexo joined the Meatless Monday campaign, bringing weekly meatless options to its 10 million American clients.

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Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

Dubai May Need to Demolish Boom Buildings to Reduce Vacancies

A study by the property firm Jones Lang LaSalle found that Dubai needs to convert buildings to non-office space or knock them down completely to solve a vacancy crisis.

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light fixture.

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United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

United Arab Emirates Tests New Solar Powered Desalination Process

Abu Dhabi's Environment Agency recently announced that they have developed a new solar-powered desalination system that would cut costs and be more environmentally friendly.

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GE Developing New Magnets that Could Reduce Demand for Rare Earth Metals

GE Developing New Magnets that Could Reduce Demand for Rare Earth Metals

General Electric scientists have created a new breed of nanocomposite magnets that would require less rare earths to achieve the same high magnetism as magnets currently on the market.

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Kaiser Permanente To Power Seven California Facilities with Bloom Box Fuel Cells

Kaiser Permanente To Power Seven California Facilities with Bloom Box Fuel Cells

Health care organization Kaiser Permanente has partnered with Bloom Energy to put fuel-cell generators at seven facilities in California by the end of the year. In total, the cells will deploy

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Construction Company Keeps 60,000 Tons of Waste Out of Landfill

Construction Company Keeps 60,000 Tons of Waste Out of Landfill

Reno Contracting recently announced that they have recycled more than 60,000 tons of construction waste since the beginning of 2009. That's enough garbage to bury three football fields under 100

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Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Hertz Rents Out First Chevy Volt in NYC

Back in December, Hertz launched the first U.S. electric vehicle rental program. Yesterday the company announced that they have rented the first Chevy Volt from their fleet in New York City to a

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PepsiCo UK Announces It Will Be Fossil Fuel Free by 2023

PepsiCo UK Announces It Will Be Fossil Fuel Free by 2023

PepsiCo UK announced that within the next 13 years, all of its operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be completely fossil fuel free.

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Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

Marine Corps Uses Solar Panels to Cut Generator Fuel Consumption by 90 Percent

A recently release Marine report says that by using the solar panels and placing an emphasis on energy consumption, Marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment have cut diesel

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Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project, an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food,

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Padded Cell is a Room Lined with 1,600 Cones of Cotton Candy

Padded Cell is a Room Lined with 1,600 Cones of Cotton Candy

On the outside, it's an unassuming, wood paneled, shed-like box. On the inside, it's a room straight out of Willy Wonka with walls covered in hot pink cotton candy, free for the eating.

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Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India

Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India

India joined the tidal power wave with the approval of Asia’s first commercial-scale tidal power plant in the Gulf of Kutch. The 50 Mw plant will be developed by the London-based company

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January Pop-Up Park at OpenHouse Gallery in New York’s Nolita

January Pop-Up Park at OpenHouse Gallery in New York’s Nolita

If you need a reprieve from the snow mounds and salt trucks, you're in luck! OpenHouse Gallery on Mulberry Street in Nolita has converted its 4,500 square foot space into an indoor pop-up park,

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