Philadelphia skyline to go dim in favor of migrating birds


Starting April 1, the skies of Philadelphia will stop shining so bright, all for a good cause. Related: Biden administration reinstates migratory bird protections “We have specimens in the academy’s ornithology collection from a kill that happened when lights were first installed on Philadelphia’s City Hall tower in 1896,” said Jason Weckstein, associate curator of ornithology at Drexel University’s Academy of Natural Sciences.

Modern townhome in Philadelphia combines functionality and sustainability


Constructed with reinforced concrete and structural steel, the Red House is one home in a collection of three townhouses located in the northern Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the roof deck provides a unique view of the Philadelphia skyline.

Oil-Rich Qatar Takes Eco Expertise to Philadelphia’s Famous Greenbuild

Green Prophet

The Qatar Foundation is distinguishing itself as a leader at Greenbuild, the world’s largest gathering of green building pioneers in Philadelphia, where Hilary Clinton will deliver the 2013 keynote address tomorrow. Design Doha Education City Greenbuild in Philadelphia Hamid bin Khalifa University LEED Platinum Architecture qatar foundation Treanor Architects

Striking LEED Silver-targeted tower to rise in the heart of Philadelphia


The heart of Philadelphia will soon be transformed with Schuylkill Yards, a $3.5 Set to transform 14 acres next to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, Schuylkill Yards will replace parking lots with a neighborhood comprising nearly 7 million square feet of offices, residences, retail shops, hotels, green space and life science and innovation space. Striking LEED Silver-targeted tower to rise in the heart of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise


Here is the original: Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise. The airport is next to the Delaware River, which will rise as the Atlantic does. Business Green are-running atlantic cities climate-strategy emissions reduction executive-director oxfam oxfam international policy & politics rise-as-the united-nations which-will winnie

Philadelphia’s Sa Va Eco Boutique for Locavore Fashion

Eco Chic

Philadelphia is one of the leading cities in the country for sustainability. The Slow Food movement began here almost 30 years ago, with Philadelphia region having one of the largest concentrations of Community Supported Agriculture networks in the country. In terms of the City of Philadelphia, under the Michael Nutter administration there have been vast changes in policy and job creation dollars for Green Jobs beyond what was supported by the Federal Government.

Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

Green Traveler Guides

Airlines Big Sur California Europe Germany Hotels Las Vegas Monterey Munich Nevada New York New York City News North America Philadelphia San Diego Spas/Healing Arts United States Yoga Yucatan Green Travel News green travel trends Reuters wellness tourismHealthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel.

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Nature Photo of the Week: Lit from Within

Cool Green Science

This week’s pick for Nature Photo of the Week goes to Flickr photographer chicagotarra for this bright and cheerful shot of tulips in Philadelphia. Nature Photo of the Week Photography United States daily nature image Flickr flowers Nature Conservancy Flickr nature image nature photo of week nature photography nature picture Philadelphia tulips

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PAU unveils carbon-neutral Sunnyside Yard masterplan in NYC


Related: Striking LEED Silver-targeted tower to rise in the heart of Philadelphia A major highlight of the masterplan is the “deck” that will be built over 80% of the existing rail yard to create a new elevated neighborhood that seamlessly connects with the rail operations below.

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Where to find eco-friendly engagement and wedding rings


Bario Neal supports LGBTQ+ rights and worldwide marriage equality, and all items are handmade in the Bario Neal Philadelphia studio. Business Eco Green Recycle best environment ethical international lbgtq love nature philadelphia recycled-metal seattle sustainable wedding

Sunne passively and stylishly collects sunlight for use after dark


Eco Green a-single-strip amsterdam animals birds california device dubai jason-weckstein led lighting light netherlands philadelphia ralph-northam worldA recently launched Kickstarter campaign shines light on everyday possibilities for solar technology. Sunne is a smart light that combines the sustainable aspects of solar power with sleek interior design and optimal functionality.

Charles Library boasts one of Pennsylvania’s largest green roofs


Contemporary, sustainable and welcoming, Temple University’s new Charles Library in Philadelphia raises the bar for research libraries around the world. Green a-large-domed architecture green-roof leed gold natural light pennsylvania philadelphia the-library

The electronic waste collection conundrum


The company’s first market is Philadelphia, where it has contracted with the city and more than 80 nearby municipalities to pick up unwanted clothing and electronics that otherwise might wind up in places where we really don’t want it. Business Eco Green Recycle apple city financial india morgan-stanley philadelphia technology united

30 of world’s largest cities have hit peak greenhouse gas emissions milestone, C40 analysis shows


The 30 cities include Athens, Austin, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Montreal, New Orleans, New York City, Oslo, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice, Warsaw and Washington, D.C. Green akt biodiversity c40 climate change news philadelphia toronto urban-recreation vancouver

Chemical footprinting comes of age


Francis of Philadelphia has been linking environmental justice and chemical risk concerns in its work with retailers such as Dollar Tree and oil and gas companies with stores or facilities in communities of color. Business Eco Green chemical chemical-footprint financial philadelphia process products project rewards

The NFL Goes Green… Slowly

Green Life Smart Life

As a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and season-ticket holder, I’ve grown accustomed to the Eagles’ green messaging and programs. Philadelphia Eagles : My beloved Birds run a variety of green programs. The team suggests fans offset the carbon emissions they generate by traveling to games through the purchase of trees in the Eagles Forest, located in a state park in suburban Philadelphia.

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Mudhif, an Iraqi guesthouse, from reed grass connects American veterans to their trauma

Green Prophet

Constructed of phragmites, an invasive reed grass, this traditional Iraqi marshland structure will be built on the grounds of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Northwest Philadelphia. . Crescenz (Philadelphia) VA Medical Center.

Narragansett Still Waits for Its Recycling Program

Green Life Smart Life

It was like going back to the early 1990s in Philadelphia, our hometown. Joe's Hawk sign landmark legislation that moves Philadelphia to single-stream recycling. Tagged: curby bucket, michael nutter, Narragansett, Philadelphia, phillie phanatic, poochie, poochie the dog, Recycling, recycling program, South County Independent, st.

A simple proof that anyone doing math is a terrorist

Environmental Economics

A new extreme in our growing aversion to math : Guido Menzio , an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, was pulled off of an American Airlines regional jet from Philadelphia to Syracuse because he was doing math. I'm guessing the logic goes something like this:  Numbers are Arabic. Many Arabs are Muslim. A few Muslims are terrorists.    Therefore anyone doing math on a plane is writing in secret code and looking to blow the plane out the sky.

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Friday Beer Post

Environmental Economics

OK,it's Thursday, and this is about vodka, but being from Bawlmer (Baltimore) I couldn't pass this one up: On Monday – which was Maryland Day, for those of you not from the Old Line State – Philadelphia Distillers officially launched its new vodka, the Bay, which is flavored with “traditional Chesapeake seasoning,” an apparent relative of Old Bay.

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Daily Supply and Demand

Environmental Economics

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast, threatening nearly 10% of the nation's refining capacity that lies in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Gasoline futures traded in New York have already spiked, rising 10 cents a gallon this week, largely on fears there will be a disruption in output from the refineries, barge routes or pipelines serving the heavily populated eastern seaboard. via

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Solar Powered Trash Compactors Growing In Popularity

Eco Friendly Daily

Major cities, varying between Boston, Vancouver, Philadelphia and Vienna, are using BigBelly trash compactors. Philadelphia is the city which has taken to using the BigBelly is the largest numbers. Recently, Philadelphia installed 500 of the units in major downtown areas. Prior to Philadelphia’s installments, Boston had the most BigBelly units at 160. In Philadelphia, the use of the units has reduced trash collection by 75 percent.

"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Philadelphia, PA. Via : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. New York, NY. May 17-18, 2018. Submissions: closed. link]. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. Cambridge, MA. July 23-24, 2018. Submissions: closed (invite only). link]. Camp Resources XXV. Wrightsville Beach, NC. August 12-14, 2018. Submissions: closed. link].

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Hey John, don't throw away those old cleats just yet.

Environmental Economics

ERA with Philadelphia in 2010 before undergoing elbow ligament surgery that forced him to miss last season. If one is looking for a veteran presence, they'd be hard-pressed to find someone with more life experience. The Rockies are] awaiting word to see if ageless veteran free agent Jamie Moyer will accept their minor-league contract proposal.

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Watts the matter?

Environmental Economics

Their demonstrations at the LightFair trade show in Philadelphia this week mean that brighter LED bulbs will likely go on sale next year, but after a government ban takes effect. Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.

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As I lay blogging

Environmental Economics

The country may be warming up from the polar vortex, but the bone-chilling cold, snow and ice that gripped much of the country – affecting about 200 million people – brought about the biggest economic disruption delivered by the weather since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, said Evan Gold, senior vice president at Planalytics, a business weather intelligence company in suburban Philadelphia.

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"Walt Bellamy, Hall of Famer Traded by the Knicks, Dies at 74"

Environmental Economics

Pomerantz in  “Wilt, 1962,”  an account of the season when Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the Knicks and averaged 50.4 R.I.P. "Bells": "Bells": Walt Bellamy, the Hall of Fame center who was among the leading N.B.A. scorers and rebounders of his time but who was remembered as well for being traded away by the Knicks for Dave DeBusschere in a final step toward their first championship season, died on Saturday.

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I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

Environmental Economics

Philadelphia -- were also in contention for top seven. On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. Intelligent Community of the Year. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

6 Dos and Don'ts Of Pruning

Green (Living) Review

" pleads emphatic gardening expert Mike McGrath, author of Mike McGrath's Book of Compost , and radio host of WYYY FM Philadelphia's You Bet Your Garden radio show. It could cause more harm than good to your bushes and trees. There's something about this time of the year that makes people crave pruning more than vampires yearn for blood. With fall garden cleanup in full swing, maybe it's all the raking and mulching that has people going bananas.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Calculating an elasticity of demand for sugary drinks

Environmental Economics

From Philadelphia supermarkets and distributors say beverage sales have dropped 30 percent to 50 percent after the city instituted a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet drinks. On one hand, these are the same people who want to get the tax repealed, and we don’t have hard numbers yet, so take this with a grain of salt. On the other hand, the whole point of the tax is to reduce consumption of stuff that will kill you anyway, so … good job?

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Are You Smarter Than A Trash Can?

Environmental News Network

T he city of Philadelphia started replacing traditional cans with BigBelly Solar in 2009 and is now saving 1 million dollars a year. Walking through Boston earlier this week I came across an unusually large trash receptacle. When I went closer to inspect it (throw out my trash) I noticed that it was compactor designed for sustainability. Besides having a function to compact the trash which would require less pickups, the cans also had solar panels to be self reliant.

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Green (Living) Review

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Two recent articles in Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development Volume 55, Issue 3 provide information on environmental issues that can be used towards sustainable ecosystems. You can access these articles for free until 31st July 2013. Commentary: Building on Rio+20 to Spur Action for Sustainable Development” explains many of the initiatives that came out of the Rio+20 conference.

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United By Blue Kicks Off 2012 Waterway Cleanup Season

Green (Living) Review

Philadelphia, PA, February 29, 2012 : United By Blue (UBB) , the ocean-friendly brand of apparel that removes one pound of trash for every product sold, will kick off cleanup season on March 6, 2012 at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia with a celebratory BBQ following the event. The apparel brand hosted cleanups across the country and the world, from Philadelphia to L.A.,

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Baltimore city fixes racial water injustice according to income

Green Prophet

With the new Water Accountability & Equity Act, Baltimore has made steps to eradicate racial water injustice and become the second city after Philadelphia to set up a percentage-of-income water affordability program. .

Shift Design creates living wall for Philly's Shake Shack


New York-based Danny Meyers has taken the help of local designers Shift_Design for the construction of the novel exterior walls for the Philadelphia branch that will add a little more life to the otherwise concrete surroundings. Though the Philadelphia branch of Shake Shack isn’t set to open till the summer, the innovative façade has drawn admiration from several quarters. Sonia Renthlei: Architecture and design are going green and thank heavens for that.

Waterways Need Better Protections From Coal Plants

Sierra Club Compass

Sporting "Beyond Coal" shirts, speakers from the three groups held the press gathering next to a local event called "Welcome America/Taste of Philadelphia," a big community gathering featuring food, entertainment, and fireworks. The press conference ended up garnering coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer'' s environmental blog and the local ABC news affiliate.

Pesticide Reducing Lion Numbers In Kenya

Eco Friendly Daily

Furadan, made by the FMC Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the poison behind the previous 76 lion deaths after the lions fed on contaminated prey. Lions in Kenya are facing declining numbers from drought and poisonings. The lions, numbering around 2,000, have declined by 700 in the last six years. In those years, at least 76 lion deaths were attributed to poisoning. One of the most recent poisonings resulted in the death of an eight month old lion and 36 vultures.

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Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

Sierra Club Compass

The company also announced plans to shutter its Titus Station coal-fired plant outside Philadelphia one-and-a-half years early. NRG has also agreed to invest $1 million to benefit the environment in New Jersey and Connecticut, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're It's never too early to shut down coal. Earlier this month, NRG Energy settled a lawsuit that will end coal use six months early at the Portland Generating Station in Portland, Pennsylvania.

I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony

Environmental Economics

In Philadelphia this month, the American Economic Association inaugurated its new president, William D.

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TGS Weekly Round-Up January 8-14: Girl Scout Cookies, Fee Free.

The Green Samaritan

And with Super Bowl Sunday looming in the not so far distance, Twilight Earth talks about the energy conscious changes the Philadelphia Eagles are making to their stadium. Tagged as: Eco-friendly vacations , Fee Free Days at National Parks , Girl Scout Cookies Eco-friendly packaging , Philadelphia Eagles stadium blog comments powered by Disqus Previous post: Product Review: Good Health Natural Foods Next post: Serenity Now!

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Restoring an Ancient Nursery for Atlantic Sturgeon

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a feeling akin to maternal affection might be the best way to describe the reaction of researchers who, in 2009, while sampling just downstream of Philadelphia, captured the first juvenile Atlantic sturgeon that had been found in the Delaware River in decades. A sturgeon’s offspring has that sort of face only a mother sturgeon could love: rubbery prehensile lips over a toothless grin, with four sensory barbels dangling from the underside of its shovel-shaped snout.

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Rediscovered Roots

Green (Living) Review

We grow salsify and scorzonera as an ornamental crop,” says Doug Croft, horticulturist at Chanticleer, a public garden near Philadelphia where the vegetable garden is more about design than harvest. These uncommon vegetables are short on glamour but rich with culinary possibilities. Cultivating something old, but new to our gardens, is a wonderful way to connect with our ancestors—or in this case, with our “roots.”

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Ranked: The Most Eco Friendly Game Consoles

Green Prophet

If everyone who wanted to buy a games machine bought a console with this kind of energy rating, enough energy would be saved to power the city of Philadelphia for a year. It may not be something that your average gamer ever considers, but video games consoles use an enormous amount of energy.

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