Friday, February 25, 2011

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Boston restaurants think locally and act innovatively to reduce their environmental impact

Increasingly, owners are trying to reduce this environmental impact, implementing rigorous recycling and composting programs, installing energy- and water-saving devices, relying on local ingredients, and more. The Green Restaurant Association, started in 1990 with the goal of forging an ecologically sustainable restaurant industry, offers an ongoing certification program to help restaurateurs go green.

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Article courtesy of The Boston Globe –Green Blog by Devra First /Glob Staff

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Explaining what wind energy is all about

Take it from a reporter who covers wind energy: The issues get thorny.

Few people are against wind energy, in theory, but the placement of giant turbines has raised concerns about bird and bat deaths, noise, and, of course, aesthetics.

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Article courtesy of The Boston Globe posted by Beth Daley

Studies link global warming, extreme storms

WASHINGTON — Extreme rainstorms and snowfalls have grown substantially stronger, two studies suggest, with scientists for the first time finding the telltale fingerprints of man-made global warming on downpours that often cause deadly flooding.

Two studies in yesterday's issue of the journal Nature link heavy rains to increases in greenhouse gases more than ever before.

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Article courtesy of The Boston Globe-Green Blog by Associated Press