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Birth control prices rise

By | Apr 19, 2007

Following a federal deficit-reduction bill implemented in January, college students across the country are facing higher birth control prices — and less insurance coverage. The bill raised the fee pharmaceutical companies must pay to Medicaid and reversed a former rebate law that allowed companies to offer discounts to college health centers. According to a survey…

Invaders crowd wildlife

By | Apr 5, 2007

Around Six Mile Creek, leafy green stalks with small white flowers gradually grow throughout the ground. The garlic mustard plant, native to Europe and Asia and now growing in Ithaca’s natural areas, threatens the native vegetation — and it has been for the past five years. Zev Ross, chair of the city of Ithaca’s Natural…

Sciencenter switches to wind-powered electricity

By | Mar 23, 2007

The Ithaca Sciencenter switched to 100 percent wind-generated power last month, making it the first facility in Tompkins County to get electricity exclusively from wind power, according to Hester Vermaak, public relations manager for the center. “The Sciencenter felt strongly that we wanted to show leadership on this issue and reduce our carbon footprint,” Vermaak…

Festival expands definition of environment

By | Mar 1, 2007

For the past three years at Ithaca College, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) has moved beyond traditional notions of environment to broader concepts and themes. “We have a broad definition of environmental [that includes] social justice, race and war,” said Tom Shevory, co-director of FLEFF and chair of the politics department. This year,…

MoveOn earns volunteer honors

By | Dec 1, 2006

The Ithaca MoveOn office was recognized as the top volunteer-recruiting office in the nation. The local office was part of a national group, MoveOn.org. Of the 35 cities with Call for Change campaign offices, the Ithaca location had the largest number of volunteers. The MoveOn group set up an office in the DeWitt Mall in…