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Archive: January, 2012
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Soapbox Monday: The eco-sins of hotels
Mon, Jan 30, 2012, 4:19 PM
It’s true that hotels, motels and inns have made efforts to lessen their impact. Rare is the bathroom these days that doesn’t...
Power from the water
Fri, Jan 27, 2012, 6:10 AM
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...
Gentlemen, unplug your engines
Thu, Jan 26, 2012, 5:34 PM
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...
Book of the Week: What's Gotten Into Us?
Wed, Jan 25, 2012, 6:25 AM
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...
Mercury limits may benefit wildlife, too
Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 12:20 PM
New rules limiting the amount of mercury emitted from coal-fired power plants are expected to have a significant impact on human health. In...
Household lighting: How do you measure up?
Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 4:50 PM
It’s rare that a government report provides such fascinating reading. But there are true gems in the 2010 lighting report the Department...
Clothing: What to do with it all?
Mon, Jan 23, 2012, 1:21 PM
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...
Is it good to feed wild birds?
Fri, Jan 20, 2012, 5:13 PM
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...
Environmental Site of the Day
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