sustainability

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia
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Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30am
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Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 
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Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

 

Atlantic City and Miami Beach: two different strategies to handle sea level rise

 03/20/2017 - 04:50
A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Climate change is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem, reported The Guardian.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:30am
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A view out the back of a New Jersey Army National Guard M35 2½ ton cargo truck conducting relief operations on Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, N.J. during Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

DesignPhiladelphia looks to 'Shift' everything

 10/05/2015 - 12:23
Designer Jaime Salm, originally from Medellin, Colombia, at the MIO Culture Studio in Chinatown. Photo: Andres Albaladejo.

A Puerto Rican architect and urban planner, and a Colombian designer, redefine the sustainability of space and product in Philadelphia.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:20pm
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Designer Jaime Salm, originally from Medellin, Colombia, at the MIO Culture Studio in Chinatown. Photo: Andres Albaladejo.