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Salem: Links and Resources
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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
Photo tour of waterfront. Historical buildings & ship at National Historic Site
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.
Ipswich Very extensive and detailed information
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.
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).
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.
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.