Green Space Archive: May, 2011

Soapbox Monday: Should child products be treated with flame retardants?

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In this morning's Greenspace column, I wrote about a recent Duke University study that analyzed flame retardants in children's products that... Read more

Buggy biters? Shrimp to the rescue!

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This spring's rain has created a bumper crop of mosquitoes around my house. If you live in New Jersey, you might not be seeing as many. Officials... Read more

Is every day FryDay at the beach?

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Oh, how I wish I was going to be at the beach this weekend, worrying about sunburn. Instead, I'll be working in the garden, mostly. But that's... Read more

Green gauntlet: Pancake flippers from soda bottles

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To tell you the truth, I have never given one iota of thought to whether my kitchen utensils are green. I have a few spoons, some of those... Read more

New traffic hazard: Breathing the air

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As someone who drives Route 422 and the Schuylkill Expressway every day, I can attest that highways are dangerous. There's always someone speeding... Read more

Guzzlers B Gone: New fuel economy labels for cars

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We've had great efficiency labels for washing machines, for refrigerators, for dishwashers and more. Today, federal officials unveiled new... Read more

Soapox Monday: What do we do about coal?

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Coal-fired power plants are dirty. No question about that. But in Sunday's paper, I wrote a story about the PSEG plant south of Trenton, which... Read more

Time for chicks

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If it's spring, it's chick time. All the Agways and similar stores have them. These year, according to one I went to, there's been a big run... Read more