PhotoLuminations: Photography and Stories

Jerry Halberstadt: Seeing the story, making a difference

Salem: Links and Resources

Tourism, Culture, History, Nature

Escapes North is a cultural tourism program: Literature, architecture, art.

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau proudly promotes the thirty four cities and towns of Essex County as a tourism destination.

Salem Guide Extensive directory of institutions, business, recreation, tourism.sites and attractions. Interesting background and historical notes, many by Salem historian Jim McAllister

Destination Salem Office of Tourism & Cultural Affairs for Salem, Massachusetts.

Salem Arts Association "... seeks to bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts."

Salem Ferry Salem/Boston

Schooner Fame replica of fishing schooner and privateer

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Photo tour of waterfront. Historical buildings & ship at National Historic Site

House of the Seven Gables

Peabody Essex Museum

Essex National Heritage Area: Local farms; architecture; heritage landscapes

Trails & Sails A weekend of free activities Sept 28-30 2007

Salem Partnership Initiatives and plans to develop the Salem business economy. Revitalization, restoration.

City of Salem & Mayor

Ipswich Very extensive and detailed information

More Ipswich information

Ipswich trails

Trustees of Reservations

The Salem News

Jewish Journal

Salem Chamber of Commerce

Beverly Chamber of Commerce

Peabody Chamber of Commerce

North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Environmental Issues

Global Warming Will Hit U.S. Northeast Hard Unless Action Taken Now; Long-term Severity Depends On Near-term Choices, Scientists Say. Analysis and predictions by a team of scientists and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Climate, Impacts, and Solutions, Full report on global warming in PDF format

Climate Choices for the Northeast: Impacts, Solutions, Action, Resources. Links to key elements of the NECIA report.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cooperative effort by ten northeastern states to reduce global warming pollution from power plants.

Salem Harbor Power Plant: Cleaning Up the 'Filthy Five' Conservation Law Foundation, report on Dominion-Salem Harbor Plant agreement to reduce pollution from October, 2005

Clean Water Action was instrumental in getting regulatory action to clean up several old power plants, including Salem Harbor.

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of business people who believe in protecting the environment while building economic prosperity. They partner with NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council).

Dominion Generation Owner of Salem Harbor plant. Dominion Environmental Report

Essex County Greenbelt Association

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

HealthLink is a Massachusetts North Shore citizens group working to improve public health; collaborated with Clean Water Action, MassPIRG, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Wenham Lake Watershed Association to clean up Salem Harbor plant.

Harvard School of Public Health Scientists estimated in May, 2000: excess deaths in region from coal-fired power plants.

Salem: Renewable Energy Task Force

Renewable & Alternative Energy in Salem. Salem News, 9 July 2007 by Tom Dalton.

Global Warming and Environmental Issues

Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. 2005. New York: Viking. How many successful societies have destroyed themselves and how a few take action in time.

Jeffrey D. Sachs. Articles in Scientific American. Search on his name for articles dealing with strategies and policies for sustainability, global climate change.

The Energy Challenge. A NY Times series.

Ecology and Environment

Massachusetts Bays Program Estuaries, watersheds, the coast

Salem Sound Coastwatch Environmental and educational programs.

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Salem Sound Coastwatch has an invasive monitoring program in Salem testing methods to manage and eliminate the "common reed" phragmites australis, a beautiful plant that harms the salt water marsh environment by driving out a variety of other species.