Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Staying Real

Staying Real

Customers tired of robotic answering machines, low CD rates, overdraft fees and megabanks’ lack of personal relationships are turning to local banks, where they are offered a comforting antidote to the “too big to fail” promises of surprisingly vulnerable supersize institutions.

May 2009
Gas Pump Savvy

Gas Pump Savvy

A nonprofit organization has created a website that offers instant, user-friendly access to the today’s lowest priced gasoline pit stops, by area.

May 2009
World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

Thousands of concerned citizens will gather on World Ocean Day, June 8, to deepen awareness of the universal benefits and alarming plight of Earth’s oceans, and the need to stop human activities from harming them.

May 2009
Group Holiday

Group Holiday

When seeking to economize on an eco-vacation rental, search for a “self-catering” property, ideal for groups of up to 10 people who do not need to be waited on.

May 2009
Survey Surety

Survey Surety

A survey revealed that the current economic climate is not discouraging consumers from purchasing green-leaning products.

May 2009
Sex Ratios Shifting

Sex Ratios Shifting

A report based on 250 scientific studies around the world has concluded that male fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals—including humans—are being feminized by environmental pollution.

April 2009
People Say, Shift Now

People Say, Shift Now

People around the world think that their governments should put more emphasis on solar and wind energy systems.

April 2009
Grid Parity

Grid Parity

Some engineers believe that we are not far away from a time where energy from solar will be competitive with fossil fuels.

April 2009
Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

In a knowledge economy, the ability to articulate and solve problems, generate original ideas and work collaboratively across cultural boundaries is essential, and growing exponentially in importance.

April 2009
Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

New international standards will force oceangoing vessels, such as cruise and container ships, to be subjected to pollution limits.

March 2009
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