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Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster

By at October 23, 2013 | 8:00 am | 0 Comment

Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster

Well before most Pennsylvania residents were aware of a natural gas industry north of the Gulf of Mexico, it was taking root in the Commonwealth. “Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting with Disaster,” by Walter M. Brasch, is the story of that enterprise.… Read the rest

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Featured , Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

From Genes to Sex: The Many Guises of Human Trafficking

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

From Genes to Sex: The Many Guises of Human Trafficking

As I write this, the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments about whether a company can own a human gene. It’s not quite as sexy a topic as same-sex marriage, so we’ll likely not hear much about… Read the rest

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Featured , Political

Atomic States of America; a documentary of nuclear power

By at April 3, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Atomic States of America; a documentary of nuclear power

Nuclear power is clean, government-regulated, and safe – until something goes wrong. In a 92-minute documentary titled “Atomic States of America,” co-directors Don Argot and Sheena M. Joyce trace the development of nuclear power – and what have turned out… Read the rest

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Guides, Science, Say Susquehanna Safe for Recreation, but Smallmouth Fishery Needs Help

By at March 26, 2013 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Guides, Science, Say Susquehanna Safe for Recreation, but Smallmouth Fishery Needs Help

In 2005, the Susquehanna River was listed by American Bassmaster magazine as one of the top five smallmouth bass fisheries in the United States. No longer.

Young smallmouth bass have, for the past several years, been displaying spots, lesions and… Read the rest

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Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

GMO Bill Author Says It’s About Choice

By at March 15, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

GMO Bill Author Says It’s About Choice

Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery & Delaware counties, told a gathering in the state capitol Tuesday morning his bill to require labeling of genetically engineered foods was about allowing consumers to make choices, not a statement about food safety.… Read the rest

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Do We Wait for the River to Die to Call It Ill

By at February 15, 2013 | 7:54 am | 0 Comment

Do We Wait for the River to Die to Call It Ill

The Susquehanna River Basin Commission issued a report on the river this week, with a call for more reliable funding of its assigned data collection program.

The Commissions goal is to make water resources information and data available to the… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

Future Holds Promise For Electric Commuter Cars

By at February 8, 2013 | 9:25 am | 0 Comment

Future Holds Promise For Electric Commuter Cars

A recent story in Reuters posited electric cars are headed toward another dead end. The outcome was illustrated at the Pennsylvania Auto Show last month in Harrisburg, where there was plenty of emphasis on gasoline and precious little on electric… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured

Judge’s Finger Rests on Sunshine Switch

By at January 25, 2013 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

Judge’s Finger Rests on Sunshine Switch

A Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, judge may soon have a say in whether citizens have a right to know what decisions are made when their elected officials gather to make them. Currently, some gatherings of elected officials can claim protection from… Read the rest

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Focusing on Assault-Style Guns Is a Distraction

By at January 18, 2013 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Focusing on Assault-Style Guns Is a Distraction

Twenty children and six adults were killed in a Connecticut elementary school, 10 days short of Christmas; one wonders what will convince us to stop killing our kids.

Almost before the shooter, 20-year-old Andy Lanza, had stopped pulling the triggers… Read the rest

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Featured , Political

Earth’s Reset Button

By at December 28, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Earth’s Reset Button

Well, the weather outside is … two inches and still coming down at my house. The son showed up with his two-year-old. I picked up some snow and threw it at the little guy. He handed Dad his piece of… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured

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