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Archive: March, 2012
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Earth Hour: Philly stays lit while others go dark
Fri, Mar 30, 2012, 3:40 PM
Earth Hour has been around a few years now. And according to the organizers of the planet-wide go-dark event, a record 147 countries and territories...
Condomania for Earth Day: Endangered species-themed condoms to be given away
Thu, Mar 29, 2012, 6:35 AM
Events and announcements for Earth Day are rolling in. Among them, one that will certainly have people a-twitter: A plan by the Center for...
Schuylkill Scrub consolidates trashy efforts
Wed, Mar 28, 2012, 6:05 AM
From its origins above Pottstville, the Schuylkill River travels 130 miles before it winds through Philadelphia and empties into the Delaware...
A plan to save polar bears ... in zoos
Tue, Mar 27, 2012, 12:56 PM
Zoo officials have always said that one of the benefits of zoos is that they serve as potential arks of genetic material in case populations...
A great day to plant a garden with Michelle Obama
Mon, Mar 26, 2012, 5:58 PM
This warm weather has gardeners' green thumbs twitching. Over the weekend, my husband and I tossed five truckloads of mulch over the fence...
"You are a gas hog" -- more on green driving
Mon, Mar 26, 2012, 5:42 PM
My inbox is still feeling the aftershocks of last week's column about green driving. Some of the emails leave me with some explaining to do...
Beekeepers, others, call for ban of pesticide
Sat, Mar 24, 2012, 7:06 AM
It was in the fall of 2006 that Pennsylvania beekeeper Dave Hackenberg first started noticing problems with his hives. By the next February...
Help on the way for home energy savers
Thu, Mar 22, 2012, 3:27 PM
PECO president and CEO Craig L. Adams in in Washington, D.C., today, pledging to help his company's 1.6 million residential customers in southeastern...
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