Monthly Archives: March 2007

Other Global Warming Tid-bits

Some other global warming articles that may be of interest: The Toronto Globe and Mail has an article discussing how our lifestyles and specifically urban sprawl need to be addressed with regard to global warming. Its from a decidedly Canandian …

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Global Warming and the Earth’s climate zones

A new study being released in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is causing a stir; it shows how Global Warming may alter the Earth’s climate zones, creating novel climate regions, while complete eliminating others.  A number of articles …

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EPA 2005 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data

EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for 2005 (and previous years as always). The website includes links to the data, and a link to TRI Explorer, EPA’s electronic tool for data analysis. Links: EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory …

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New York’s Costly Special Districts

A number of newspapers are reporting on a State comptrollers report on Special town districts. Statewide there are 6927 special district and 4200 local governments while New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the Nation. The implication …

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Something for your iPod

Why this appropriate to Central New York, more about I have no idea, but its an ode to a salt truck from Eleni Mandell. Grab it here (before the RIAA has me arrested)

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Endicott pollution data to be released

From the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin: ENDICOTT —When health officials found that a polluted area in the village had a disproportionately high rate of premature births and certain cancers, help it raised more questions than answers. Was pollution making people …

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Bad Weather for Maple Syrup

Sunday’s Post-Standard had this article on lagging production Maple Syrup locally. The temperature must be in the low 20s at night and the low 40s during the day for the sap to flow. Warm weather in early winter caused the …

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Environmental costs of organic versus non-organic food

A U.K. Defra report, discount Environmental Impacts of Food Production and Consumption (pdf warning), compared organic versus non-organic food “life cycles” and concludes that in some circumstances organic agriculture can be more detrimental to the environment than conventional agriculture. Buying …

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Soil Vapor Intrusion in Rochester and Beyond

The Rochester D&C has a series of articles and interactive sites on vapor intrusion in the region. One of the latest public health concerns involves a new problem at old locations: toxic vapors that could rise from long-known dump sites. …

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Hinchey on Colbert

Updated: So much for YouTube. Here is the original file. Hinchey.wmv

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