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Thursday, December 4,2014

Eat your greens

Serving up sustainability in restaurants actually saves money

By Matthew Schniper
At New York’s Otto pizzeria, he’s added meatless Mondays and incorporated lessresource-intensive vegan and vegetarian items into the menu; he’s nixed bottled water service in favor of a house system and reusable glass bottles; food delivery is done...
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Thursday, September 25,2014


Area dentists join the call for removing mercury from mouths, our environment

By Matthew Schniper
In a video called “Smoking Teeth” on the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s website, a man takes an extracted tooth and rubs its 25-year-old amalgam filling with a pencil eraser. A phosphorescent screen in the background illuminates mercury offgassing — more than 1,000 times higher than what the Environmental Protection Agency allows for our air.
Thursday, April 19,2012

The Magic Bullitt

Our times are similar to those which launched Earth Day in 1970. But can anything trigger an end to our apathy and political fatigue this time around?

By Matthew Schniper
To try listing all of the impressive bullet points in Denis Hayes’ career as an environmentalist is like trying to count all the sunflowers in a 30-acre field.