Dear Delta Thermo Energy: We Hope So, Too

If you search for Delta Thermo Energy's website, this is what you'll find: Interestingly, that's what DTE is basically also saying about the future site of their recently-approved and controversial Waste to Energy Plant: Other details about the company on the web are sparing.  The LinkedIn profile is sparse, but we do learn that the … Continue reading Dear Delta Thermo Energy: We Hope So, Too

A New Reason to Not Kill the Rainforests: The Fungus I’m Calling Polyurethane Pam

The StumbleUpon algorithm took me from liking a chord sheet for "Hey Jude" to a story about a newly discovered Amazonian fungus that can eat polyurethane.  Coincidence, or does the algorithm like punning on Abbey Road tracks? In any case, student researchers from Yale working in Ecuador have given us yet another reason to save … Continue reading A New Reason to Not Kill the Rainforests: The Fungus I’m Calling Polyurethane Pam

Going to the MATS for Air Quality in Pennsylvania (and Look For Me in the Morning Call Next Week)

Jon Geeting has a cost/benefit quote from Paul Krugman about the new Mercury and Air Toxins Standards (MATS) announced by EPA this week, and some thoughts about the GenOn issue here in our backyard. As I commented on Jon's blog: Jon, thanks for posting on this.  In my capacity as Outreach Director for the Air … Continue reading Going to the MATS for Air Quality in Pennsylvania (and Look For Me in the Morning Call Next Week)

Picture: How Soda Caps Are Killing Birds. Image: What’s Really In Our Food?

I've written about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (that is, the floating mass of plastic waste the size of Texas wreaking havoc in the Pacific Ocean) on quite a few occasions.  It's in the news a lot and is becoming better-known.  And bigger.  And more devastating.  Take a look at this short piece from NPR … Continue reading Picture: How Soda Caps Are Killing Birds. Image: What’s Really In Our Food?