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Green Space Archive: February, 2013
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Plastic bag recycling: How are we doing?
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 2:32 PM
Those involved in the plastic bag issue -- how to handle the litter problem, whether the bags are a good use of resources in the first place...
What's in YOUR socket? Better bulbs are trending
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 1:00 PM
Years ago, when I first started writing about bulbs, and an expert advised switching from an incandescent to a CFL, I said, "You mean, I should...
$25,000 to local environmental ed projects
Tue, Feb 26, 2013, 6:05 AM
Five environmental education projects have been awarded a total of $25,000 in grants from the National Nursing Centers Consortium, which in...
PA DEP's Krancer: Climate change is real
Mon, Feb 25, 2013, 4:02 PM
Yes, Pennsylvania legislators, Michael Krancer, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, does think that climate change is...
How air pollution can hurt your heart
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 12:05 PM
This morning, the Inquirer published a special section on heart health. I wrote one of the stories, which was about how air pollution affects...
Crab conundrum: The unintended consequences of a moratorium
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 6:23 PM
The poor horseshoe crab has long been a political football. Efforts to limit its harvest — in order to save a bird — have rippled...
Senators call for closer look at flame retardants
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 5:16 PM
Earlier today, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and 22 other senators -- all Democrats -- called for the Environmental Protetion Agency to...
Sign of spring: TreePhilly begins giveaway
Mon, Feb 18, 2013, 3:54 PM
The buds are thickening on my lilac bush. The daffodil leaves are poking out of the ground. And I would swear that the birdsong in my backyard...
Environmental Site of the Day
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