Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Landmark Victory

Landmark Victory

Citizens’ groups have successfully closed a loophole that polluters have long relied upon, at the expense of neighboring communities.

March 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
Farm Animals Gain Ground

Farm Animals Gain Ground

California recently joined other states in outlawing the confinement of veal calves, pregnant pigs, and/or egg-laying hens in crates so small they can’t turn around.

March 2009
Faith on the Hill

Faith on the Hill

Although a majority of the members of Congress are Protestants, like the nation, the body is more religiously diverse than it was 50 years ago.

March 2009
The Buzz on Bees

The Buzz on Bees

U.S. beekeepers surveyed by the Agricultural Research Service are reporting major losses in their honeybee colonies.

March 2009
Wireless E-reader

Wireless E-reader

Although not the first on the market, the handheld Kindle e-reader ups the ante by going wireless.

March 2009
Save Trees

Save Trees

Many people are finding it easier and more convenient to use the Internet to look up telephone numbers rather than using unsolicited phone books that account for tons of trash each year.

February 2009
eDemocracy

eDemocracy

Engaged citizens who want to render an opinion about what’s right or wrong with government, share an idea or join in the discussion can log onto www.Change.gov and disclose their comments.

February 2009
Help Stop Eco-Crime

Help Stop Eco-Crime

The EPA has launched a new Web tool that assists law enforcement agencies and the general public in finding fugitives who have violated environmental laws.

February 2009
Survey Says

Survey Says

According to a recent survey, The U.S. leads the world in marijuana and cocaine experimentation, as well as in lifetime tobacco use.

February 2009
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