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“A standard wine bottle holds 750 milliliters of wine and generates about 5.2 pounds of carbon-dioxide emissions when it travels from a vineyard in California to a store in New York,” reports writer Tyler Colman, who blogs at DrVino.com. “A 3-liter box generates about half the emissions per 750 milliliters.”  He concludes that switching to wine in a box “for the 97 percent of wines that are made to be consumed within a year” would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about two million tons, or the equivalent of removing 400,000 cars from the roads.

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, October 28 Sen. Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman (D – Manhattan-Bronx), Chairs of the Senate Banking and Codes Committees respectively, will hold a special joint hearing in New York City to address the mortgage fraud crisis that is wreaking havoc across the state.

In July 2009 a Federal Court ruled that Southampton Village Police Sergeant Christopher Broich could proceed with a trial against the Village of Southampton for retaliation and discrimination. This was a major victory for Sergeant Broich and his attorneys. The Southampton Press and the East Hampton Independent DID NOT cover this story at the time of the decision.

The term “geothermal” is derived from the Greek words for Earth (geo) and heat (therme). In essence geothermal energy is power harnessed from the Earth itself. Heat from the Earth’s core, which averages about 6,650 degrees Fahrenheit, emanates out toward the planet’s surface. Heated springs and geysers up to three miles underground can be accessed by special wells that bring the hot water (or steam from it) up to the surface where it can be used directly for heat or indirectly to generate electricity by powering rotating turbines.

The mounting death toll among responders and the growing sense in the affected communities that new health impacts are emerging raise key concerns about the adequacy of the current House and Senate 9/11 health care and compensation bills (HR847/S1334). Specifically, when Congress decides who should have an entitlement to 9/11 health care, will all those who are sick be counted? And when Congress decides what illnesses will be covered, will all health impacts resulting from 9/11 exposures be included? Right now, the answer to both these questions is no.

State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn), elected officials and civil rights advocates will hold a press conference WEDNESDAY announcing major criminal justice legislation.  The new bill will make it easier for innocent people who were wrongfully convicted to challenge a court’s judgment.




As part of the New York Academy of Art’s Fall Lecture Series painter Will Cotton will be speaking about his surreal candy portraits and landscapes.  It’s not to be missed.

According to researcher and writer Rhett Butler, who runs the critically acclaimed website, Mongabay.com, tropical rainforests are incredibly rich ecosystems that play a key role in the basic functioning of the planet. They help maintain the climate by regulating atmospheric gases and stabilizing rainfall, and provide many other important ecological functions.

 

The SoHo Journal had the pleasure to attend The Shells album release party, and we were blown away.  The fierce female trio who define themselves as "cosmo country" won an MTV nomination for the Best Breakout Artists in New York City— a nod that is well deserved.  

 


Our esteemed writer Ed Gold, of the SoHo Journal Exclusive 'PURE GOLD' column has been ill and not able to supply our readers with his usual wit and wisdom.  Ed is also a beloved member of his community and dutifully serves on Community Board #2.  He appreciates the calls and cards he has received, and while not yet up for visitors Ed assures us that he has very good care at home.  We miss you Ed, and wish for your speedy recovery!