Green Space Archive: July, 2012

IKEA plugs in: Three regional facilities go solar

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Earlier today, IKEA officially plugged in solar energy systems atop its stores in South Philadelphia and Conshohocken, as well as at its U... Read more

RE China-made Olympics wear: What's in YOUR closet?

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Amid the fuss about the Olympics uniforms being made in a Chinese factory, here's a new take from Joel Cervelloni corporate environmental sustainability... Read more

Philly bloggers push for plastic bag ban

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Philadelphia area bloggers are on a one-day blitz today to push for a plastic bag ban in the city. The idea comes from Beth Funari and Julie... Read more

More on the Safe Chemicals Act

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Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Hawthorne has a story this morning giving more background and more context on Senate Environnment and Public... Read more

Safe Chemicals Act gets committee nod

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Legislation to raise the bar for federal approval of chemicals, proposed by democratic N.J. Sen. R. Frank Lautenberg, passed the Senate's Environment... Read more

Nation's first commercial, grid-tied tidal turbine deployed

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For a while, the tidal turbines in New York City's East River were making all the news. Today, Maine is in the spotlight. The Ocean Renewable... Read more

Tsunami debris widens Pacific Garbage Patch

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Researchers making their first trip through the so-called Giant Pacific Garbage Patch since the 2011 Japan tsunami have concluded that plastic... Read more

Enviro groups to Obama: Let it blow, baby, blow

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A coalition of 217 environmental and other groups delivered a letter to President Obama today, urging him to accelerate offshore wind development... Read more