Green Space Archive: August, 2009

Check the heat

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Wondering what the world — and your home state — will look like as climate change occurs? The Nature Conservancy has produced... Read more

Fridge dirty? No prob, say reps. Get a new one!

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Clean Skies, an energy and environment network, has online video reports that are often interesting. This morning’s had a little tidbit... Read more

Going, going … Do I hear 450? 350?

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When the Industrial Revolution started, the atmosphere of our home planet had a carbon dioxide concentration of roughly 280 parts per million... Read more

Homes, Part II: Fossil fuel-free for a year

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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... Read more

Homes: Bigger polluters than thought

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Scientists who have studied residential areas in California have found that the typical house is linked to about 50 percent more water pollution... Read more

New Galapagos threat: Mosquitos from afar

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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... Read more

Hybrids getting revved

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“Experts” have long been saying the popularity of hybrid vehicles is waning, in parallel to lower gas prices. Say it ain’t... Read more

Seattle nixes plastic bag tax

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Philadelphia council members who have long been pushing for a way to limit plastic bag use — and, by extension, plastic bag litter —... Read more