Green Space Archive: February, 2013

Plastic bag recycling: How are we doing?

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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... Read more

What's in YOUR socket? Better bulbs are trending

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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... Read more

$25,000 to local environmental ed projects

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Five environmental education projects have been awarded a total of $25,000 in grants from the National Nursing Centers Consortium, which in... Read more

PA DEP's Krancer: Climate change is real

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Yes, Pennsylvania legislators, Michael Krancer, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, does think that climate change is... Read more

How air pollution can hurt your heart

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This morning, the Inquirer published a special section on heart health. I wrote one of the stories, which was about how air pollution affects... Read more

Crab conundrum: The unintended consequences of a moratorium

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The poor horseshoe crab has long been a political football. Efforts to limit its harvest — in order to save a bird — have rippled... Read more

Senators call for closer look at flame retardants

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Earlier today, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg and 22 other senators -- all Democrats -- called for the Environmental Protetion Agency to... Read more

Sign of spring: TreePhilly begins giveaway

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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... Read more