Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Action and Brief and *COMMUNITY* and NAPC

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Wildlife Wipeout

Wildlife Wipeout

More than a million birds and bats are killed annually by wind turbines, but fatalities are cut if the turbines are located offshore and are turned off during low wind speeds.

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Tea Time

Tea Time

Australian scientists are seeking citizens around the world to bury tea bags in wetlands to measure the rate as which the bags capture and store carbon.

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Bee Killers

Bee Killers

As use of controversial neonicotinoid pesticides on plants grew from 1994 onward, extinction rates of bees grew by a parallel amount.

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Turtle Turnaround

Turtle Turnaround

A drive to increase public awareness of turtle-friendly practices seems to be paying off with record numbers of successful hatchlings on beaches in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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Constructive Campaigning

Constructive Campaigning

An Internet radio program is offering nonpartisan questions and apps that stimulate intelligent and inclusive discussions about politics on social media.

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Fracking Water

Fracking Water

Organized opposition is building in key states to the environmentally risky practice of fracking, which continues to contaminate large volumes of precious drinking water supplies.

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Ballot Power

Ballot Power

Activists are increasingly using ballot initiatives enabling voters to enact local policies created to protect clean air, clean water and clean energy.

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No-Choice Vaccines

No-Choice Vaccines

Daycare workers and others that work with children are now required by California law to be vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and flu.

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Interactive Government

Interactive Government

President Obama’s office has a team assigned to facilitate responses to online petitions that garner more than 100,000 signatures.

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Invest Wisely

Invest Wisely

Organizations are spearheading events surrounding the United Nations Climate Change Conference and encouraging investment in alternative energy companies

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