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Archive: February, 2012
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Soapbox Monday: Is beef still on the table?
Mon, Feb 13, 2012, 2:26 PM
Interesting things have been going on with the nation’s meat consumption. In December, a U.S. Department of Agriculture livestock report...
Lights, cameras ... birds!
Fri, Feb 10, 2012, 6:00 AM
The birds are back. And the cameras are on. Philly’s red-tailed hawks, which have attracted a web cam following from around the world...
Leaded lipstick: How much is too much?
Thu, Feb 9, 2012, 5:55 AM
Lead is in many lipsticks. But is that okay? Yesterday, the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics highlighted an analysis of lead in lipsticks...
Book of the Week: This will make you long for a cloudy day
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 1:42 PM
I spotted "The Cloud Collector's Handbook" in a bin of shamelessly disregarded books near my editor's desk. I snapped it up. "Mind if I take...
Where do puffins go? Scientists get some clues
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 5:54 PM
Sophisticated tracking devices have transformed wildlife research. They've shown scientists where bluefin tuna swim, how red knots have backtracked...
War of the programmable thermostats
Tue, Feb 7, 2012, 1:35 PM
For Monday's GreenSpace column, I wrote about programmable thermostats. They were supposed to make saving energy -- and money -- so easy....
AmpleHarvest.org takes on hunger
Tue, Feb 7, 2012, 1:04 PM
Yesterday, I blogged about whether hunger was an environmental issue. I see a lot of reasons that it could be considered one -- waste of food...
Soapbox Monday: Is hunger an environmental issue?
Mon, Feb 6, 2012, 1:04 PM
I was probably a bit testy on the phone. The person calling wanted to tell me about a hunger project in Bucks County, and since I’ve...
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