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Your guide to local greenhouse gas emitters

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 1:21 PM
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released national data from 2010 for about 6,700 large industrial emitters of greenhouse gases. They were predominantly power plants, and they released mostly carbon dioxide. I wrote a story about it for this morning's paper. That story focused... Read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about light bulbs

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 4:05 PM
I'm still getting tons of emails about light bulbs. One thing that's abundantly clear is that people are confused, so I'll try to help. Here's a Jan. 1 story I wrote that explains what the new efficiency standards for bulbs are and why national legislators and environmental groups think they are... Read more

What to recycle: Hints for the perplexed

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 11:17 AM
My story earlier this week about a $20 million high-tech sorting facility that Waste Management opened in Northeast Philadelphia took some avid recyclers by surprise. In the story, company officials noted that so many plastic bags come in with all the other recyclables that they can't keep up with... Read more

Who's polluting our waters? Find out here

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2:42 PM
They call it a "dashboard." And it's a way for the public to track information on facilities that are violating the Clean Water Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new data and mapping tool that looks at national trends, and then zeros in on statewide views and individual... Read more
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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.

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