Green Space Archive: January, 2012

Soapbox Monday: The eco-sins of hotels

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It’s true that hotels, motels and inns have made efforts to lessen their impact. Rare is the bathroom these days that doesn’t... Read more

Power from the water

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Looks like it’s a go for a tidal turbine system in New York City’s East River. Earlier this week, the Federal Energy Regulatory... Read more

Gentlemen, unplug your engines

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Electric vehicles keep charging ahead — maybe not as fast as some would like, but it seems as if every week I hear something new an interesting... Read more

Book of the Week: What's Gotten Into Us?

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Meet McKay Jenkins, University of Delaware prof, who’s feeling just fine but one day goes to the doctor and learns he has a tumor the... Read more

Mercury limits may benefit wildlife, too

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New rules limiting the amount of mercury emitted from coal-fired power plants are expected to have a significant impact on human health. In... Read more

Household lighting: How do you measure up?

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It’s rare that a government report provides such fascinating reading. But there are true gems in the 2010 lighting report the Department... Read more

Clothing: What to do with it all?

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I tried. Honest I did. I had the best of intentions. After writing a column in this morning’s paper about a women’s clothing swap... Read more

Is it good to feed wild birds?

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I have feeders hanging outside a large dining room window, and when I'm sitting there eating my breakfast, the finches and sparrows and cardinals... Read more