Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me an Elm: Restoring America’s Iconic Tree Through Genetics

Nature Conservancy - Science

Marks, a floodplain ecologist for The Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut River program, is leading a research effort to restore populations of elms, once one of the most iconic and beloved trees in the eastern and midwestern United States. It’s one of 21 elm tree restoration sites Marks is overseeing in four New England states, primarily located along the Connecticut River.

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Beijing hotel freshens the air

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Beijing hotel freshens the air 26 July 10 · 0 comments | Green Travel News | C an a single Beijing hotel make the city’s air cleaner?

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UK government pledges bold ambition for electric cars

Green (Living) Review

The UK was one of 13 international members of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance to sign a commitment to promote cleaner motoring and slash transport emissions , alongside Germany, Holland, Norway and California. As well as the UK, members include Germany, the Netherlands and Norway in Europe; California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; and Quebec in Canada.

Hawaii's greenest resort

Green Traveler Guides

Nontoxic cleaners are used as much as possible, and housekeepers donate deposit bottle-refunds to local charities; pest control is eco-friendly.

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North American Songbirds: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Nobel Proctor, a professor of ornithology and biology at Southern Connecticut State University, and Cool Springs Press, a publisher of “home and garden” books, have produced a new twist on the idea of sight and sound with the publication of North American Songbirds , a celebration of 100 passerines with the added bonus that you can scan a QR code to hear each bird’s song and calls.

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Governors Applaud New EPA Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy : “It is long past time that we as a nation seriously and systemically confront the danger that carbon pollution poses to the health and well-being of our citizens. Moving toward a cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy system will bring significant benefits to our communities and our state.”.

Why Is Massachusetts So Behind in EV adoption?

Sierra Club Compass

Her point was that if we had incentives and programs in place in Massachusetts that encourage a switch to EVs, then drivers would feel rewarded and not hindered for cleaner driving. Other states, such as Illinois, Maryland, and Connecticut, have pursued this model. More than 80,000 American drivers have purchased plug-in electric vehicles in the last couple of years, but only 900 of them are in my home state of Massachusetts.

Big Island Hawaii: stay on the Hamakua Coast

Green Traveler Guides

Rest easily, too, knowing that sheets get laundered with bleach-free, biodegradable detergent, and that vinegar is the cleaner of choice.

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The Green Closet Project: Eco Designers Tara St. James and Auralis Join Forces with Ecover to Promote Smarter, Lower Impact Fashion

Eco Chic

This sobering stat impacts the places I work and live; South Norwalk, Connecticut (I live in a 101-year-old home there) was once the epicenter of hat manufacture in the US, and when you walk down the hill from my house, you can still see the gorgeous old brick buildings where the toppers were once made (they are now mostly condos). Auralis in her studio.

South India's Fort Cochin: stay in green luxury

Green Traveler Guides

Natural cleaners are used. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Christmas Tree Mold

Eco Friendly Daily

Researcher in Connecticut studied the mold on live Christmas trees and found that the levels of the allergens rose up to 5 times the typical level after the tree has been in the home for about 2 weeks. Don’t despair, you can still enjoy your live tree this holiday season and avoid allergy problems by simply running an air cleaner in the room where the Christmas tree is for a few hours. Need another reason to buy a live Christmas tree? What about mold?

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

million hectares, about the size of Connecticut – could reduce water pollution by at least 10%. A new water fund will help provide cleaner, more reliable water. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges.

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