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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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]
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[...read more]