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Archive: August, 2009
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Check the heat
Mon, Aug 31, 2009, 6:00 AM
Wondering what the world — and your home state — will look like as climate change occurs? The Nature Conservancy has produced...
Fridge dirty? No prob, say reps. Get a new one!
Thu, Aug 27, 2009, 12:10 PM
Clean Skies, an energy and environment network, has online video reports that are often interesting. This morning’s had a little tidbit...
Going, going … Do I hear 450? 350?
Wed, Aug 26, 2009, 3:18 PM
When the Industrial Revolution started, the atmosphere of our home planet had a carbon dioxide concentration of roughly 280 parts per million...
Homes, Part II: Fossil fuel-free for a year
Tue, Aug 25, 2009, 4:19 PM
I just heard from a friend whose dream is to one day build an eco-friendly home in the country. I’d like that, too. A lucky family in...
Homes: Bigger polluters than thought
Mon, Aug 24, 2009, 10:26 AM
Scientists who have studied residential areas in California have found that the typical house is linked to about 50 percent more water pollution...
New Galapagos threat: Mosquitos from afar
Fri, Aug 21, 2009, 6:24 PM
Seems like every week a species from somewhere else shows up in a new area and takes over, wreaking havoc. The latest hotspot: the Galapagos...
Hybrids getting revved
Thu, Aug 20, 2009, 5:30 PM
“Experts” have long been saying the popularity of hybrid vehicles is waning, in parallel to lower gas prices. Say it ain’t...
Seattle nixes plastic bag tax
Wed, Aug 19, 2009, 5:55 PM
Philadelphia council members who have long been pushing for a way to limit plastic bag use — and, by extension, plastic bag litter —...
Environmental Site of the Day
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