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What's going on in sustainability news July 15 to 21 more
GLOBAL — It’s tough to talk about climate change. It’s global and local at the same time. Plus, when a subject seems insurmountable, the educational messaging is tricky to dole out … more
BETHANY, PA — Take a walk through a hayfield and you will see a lot of the same things: endless sprouts of timothy grass, buttercups, asters and maybe a few blossoms of clover. One local farm … more
If this rainy summer ever breaks and the skies clear for more than one day at a time, the sunny weather will also bring those nights—the ones where the temperature goes down from near-100 to … more
TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — The Town of Bethel announced the start of its energy-efficient LED installation of 176 streetlights as part of New York State’s Smart Street Lighting NY program, … more
IT’S EVERYWHERE — Concrete is that stone-like substance out of which buildings, bridges and sidewalks are made. It’s the most widely used building material. “It is used in … more
What's going on in sustainability news April 15 to 21 more
The following are 10 things we can do (or refrain from doing) as individuals to reduce our impact on the planet that collectively will make a huge difference: Turn off lights in any unoccupied … more
Building materials can contain many different chemicals, yet only lead and asbestos are directly regulated to be excluded from our buildings. Builders may want to adopt the precau­tionary … more
Plastic pollution is a global crisis that threatens our public health, our climate, our economy and our planet. Plastic production and waste are fueling climate change and poisoning our bodies … more
REGION — For most of us, life is enclosed in buildings Those homes and offices are built of materials. That seems really obvious. What else would they be made of? But the type of … more
What's going on with sustainability January 21 to 27 more
DELAWARE RIVER — For environmentalists in this region, keeping the natural gas industry out of the Delaware River Basin is a top priority. A years-long battle over the ability to frack in the … more
What are heat pumps? Heat pumps are devices that are used to regulate indoor temperature and humidity throughout the year. They don’t just heat your home during the winter, they also cool … more
Amongst the general chaos of January news, there was a topic that didn’t really make it to the top of the story pile: In the plague year of 2020, greenhouse gas emissions went down 10 … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Once upon a time, the U.S. government paid young men and WWI veterans to plant trees. It paid them to build firebreaks, fire towers and access roads. They built national … more
What's going on in October sustainability news more
HONESDALE, PA  — It’s required some modifications from the original plan, but locals can still expect to see solar panels atop the Stourbridge Project in Honesdale in the near … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — If there’s one thing Sullivan County has, it’s water. “Hydro has always played a role in New York State’s development,” said Heather … more
NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) released its first white paper on the Clean Energy Standard to Implement New York’s Climate Leadership and Community … more
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