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Archive: October, 2008

Water meets art meets water

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 9:43 PM
Bill Kelly thinks about water a lot. As an artist, he's looked at how people interact with the wilder world, and he's recently focused on water as "one of the most common but easily overlooked interactions we have with nature everyday, and one reason why it presents an ideal lens through which... Read more

More on the bottled water front

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 11:44 AM
The bottled water wars are heating up. Today's Miami Herald writes about radio ads that tout Miami-Dade's tap water as cheaper, purer and safer than bottled water. But Nestle Waters North America, which makes nearly $4 billion a year selling bottle water brands, has objected. “It's an attack... Read more

Birders' Big Sit!

Friday, October 10, 2008, 2:20 PM
Birders are known for their counts. The Christmas bird count. The life list. And so many more. This Sunday, birders across the country will be engaging in another -- the 14th annual "Big Sit!" Participants stake out a 17-foot diameter circle and note as many species as possible in 24 hours... Read more

Helping the wild things

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6:01 PM
RecycleBank customers are used to getting incentive points for recycling that they can redeem at area retailers. Now, they can convert those points into charitable deductions. Under a new program announced earlier this month by RecycleBank and George Leck and Son Inc., a waste removal company in... Read more

How to get up to 50 percent better fuel economy....instantly

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 12:19 PM
I keep hearing about ways to better fuel economy, and sometimes the tips seem so simple it’s hard to believe they can make that much of a difference, even though I’ve proven it to myself in a previous column. Now, the Environment Report’s Rene Gutel chimes in. She recently went out... Read more

Green highways

Monday, October 6, 2008, 3:10 PM
Interstate 65, which goes through Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama, is being touted as America’s first “biofuels corridor.” As the result of a $1.3 million federal project, E85 ethanol (a gasoline blend with 85 percent ethanol) and B20 Biodiesel (a blend with 20 percent biodiesel)... Read more

Liquid Assets

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 6:21 PM
Underground and out of sight, more than two million miles of water, sewer and stormwater pipes criss-cross the nation. Many are really, really old. Some, as much as 150 years old. Some are so old they’re made of wood. And experts are worried that they’re going to need repairing or replacing... Read more

WSJ: An Inconvenient Bag?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 4:25 PM
This is a big time for bags. As in the reusable ones, the "hot green giveaway of the moment," writes Ellen Gamerman in the Wall Street Journal. Google gave out 525 of them at a conference not long ago. Look for them at Whole Foods, Home Depot, Ikea, you name it. One blogger handed them... Read more
About this blog

GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

Reach Sandy at sbauers@phillynews.com.

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