earth day

New York News
6:06 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Owls Attend Earth Day In New York

Katherine Murphy of Adirondack Wildlife, with a short eared owl, which is endangered in New York.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Blair Horner: Environmentalists Advance NY’s Earth Day Agenda

 As Albany begins its post-budget agenda, it is remarkable how little the governor and state lawmakers discuss environmental issues.  There are the occasional news releases – lip service really – about green initiatives, but little about policies that seek to reduce the pollution.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Trees Planted In City Neighborhood During Earth Day Event

Volunteers plant an Amelanchier or "Serviceberry" tree along Wilmont Street in the lower Forest Park Neighborhood of Springfield, MA. The Earth Day event was sponsored by ReGreen Springfield and Western Mass. Electric Co.
Credit WAMC

Volunteers planted trees at an Earth Day observance in Springfield, Massachusetts today.  The city is slowly recovering from the loss of thousands of trees during the June tornado and October snowstorm in 2011.  

Thirty trees of various shade and ornamental species are being planted along a residential street in the densely populated lower Forest Park neighborhood to replace trees that had to be removed because of disease and decay.  The tree planting is being done by the volunteer-run nonprofit ReGreen  Springfield with a donation from Western Massachusetts Electric Company.

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Science & Technology
10:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Earth Day Apps

  This morning we discuss what Earth Day apps and where technology and Earth day intersect and can interact with our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler.

Capital Region News
12:21 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Mayor Sheehan Kicks Off "Albany Earth Week"

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

This morning at City Hall, Mayor Kathy Sheehan proclaimed the beginning of “Earth Week” in Albany. The mayor was joined by Congressman Paul Tonko and other government and business officials to discuss ongoing community-centric initiatives and upcoming events.

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New England News
12:58 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

UMass Amherst Sets Goals To "Green" The Campus

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has endorsed ambitious goals for “greening” the flagship campus. An environmental advisory committee has released an updated Climate Action Plan.  It calls for the campus to reach what is known as carbon neutrality by 2050.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill spoke with Ezra Small, the campus sustainability coordinator.

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The Roundtable
1:02 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

The Man Who Planted Trees

We welcome Jim Robinson and speak with him about his book, The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet.