Monthly Archives: April 2005

Global warming ‘proof’ detected

Not that we needed any more proof… The Earth is absorbing more energy from the Sun than it is giving back into space, according to a new study by climate scientists in the US. They base their findings on computer …

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America’s Top 10 Green Cities

The Green Guide has a list of the top ten “green” cities that are kindest both to the environment and our health. They examined things such as public transportation, alternative and efficient energy usage, green building practices, environmental quality, parks, …

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Pockets of upstate smoggier than N.Y.C.

(April 28, 2005) — ALBANY — Pockets of upstate, including Rochester and Buffalo, have slightly more smoggy days than New York City, according to a new American Lung Association report. Chautauqua County, in the southwest corner of the state, had …

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Sprawl is a decision.

The on-line, visit peer-reviewed journal “Ecology and Society” has a new special feature article relating to urban sprawl, Industrial Restructuring and Urban Change in the Pittsburgh Region: Developmental, Ecological, and Socioeconomic Trade-offs which some may find enlightening. The socioeconomic and …

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Understanding Climate Change

The New Yorker has a decent article on global climate change – part I in a three-part series written by Elizabeth Kolbert. The American Geophysical Union, dosage one of the nation’s largest and most respected scientific organizations, purchase decided in …

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Saving New York’s North Coast

Conditions along Lake Ontario’s south and east in-shore areas—the embayments as they are called: rivers, creeks, streams, ponds, bays and wetlands—are as polluted as ever, or even more so, and have largely been neglected and overlooked in the laudable efforts …

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Conflicts over wind farming in Wisconsin

Birds, order including threatened and endangered species, more about are at the center of a dispute over a $250 million wind-turbine complex that a Chicago company wants to build in east central Wisconsin. Invenergy Wind LLC hopes to erect 133 …

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Sprol: The Worst Places In The World

With Sprol, now you can see the sprawl. We’ll take you to the best of the worst places in the world via satellite imagery. Seeing the impact of people from space gives us an important perspective on many issues facing us today. http://www.sprol.com/

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Pollution net widens in Endicott

The prospect of vapor intrusion—a process where gases from subterranean chemicals seep into basements—has brought new urgency to cleaning a Broome County-owned site on Maple Street where pollution has been flowing underground for a decade or more. Work is expected …

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Farmers struggle with gas prices

Corning Leader – Farmers struggle with gas prices The soaring price of oil and gasoline are cutting into the pockets of local farmers, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday. Stumping for New York agriculture, Schumer called on President Bush to …

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