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Nancy Berman, Author of Thrift Shop Maniac's Guide to the Delaware Valley & The UniverseWhen I was fourteen, my mom, a credit-card-waving Lord & Taylor devotee, inexplicably took me secondhand shopping one seemingly random day. I needed formal gowns for Mrs. Schaliff’s dance class in Germantown. I got a full-skirted, flirty yellow tulle, and a gorgeous grey goddess chiffon at... Read more
Sandy BauersYesterday, 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
Sandy BauersI'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
Sandy BauersMy 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
Sandy BauersThey 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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