Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

Building A Better Future With Bright Common

Building A Better Future With Bright Common

May 19, 2017  |  Vantage

Hidden City editor Michael Bixler catches up with sustainable architect Jeremy Avellino to talk climate change, deep energy retrofits, and the power of passive house building. > more

SEPTA's Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm's Way

SEPTA’s Plan For Natural Gas Plant May Put Nicetown Residents In Harm’s Way

January 27, 2017  |  Soapbox

Last November SEPTA officials voted in favor of building a natural gas power plant in Nicetown. Laura Cofksy, staff member of the environmental advocacy group 350 Philadelphia, says the health risks from air pollution to the 37,000 residents living there could be detrimental > more

Potential Fossil Fuel Development At Southport Recalls Publicker Disaster

Potential Fossil Fuel Development At Southport Recalls Publicker Disaster

November 11, 2016  |  Soapbox

A Trump presidency is likely to push fossil fuel production and reduce environmental regulation, reasons to oppose turning Southport into a fossil fuel export hub, as some have proposed. Russell Zerbo, advocacy coordinator for Clean Air Council, says that for proof of why this is bad idea we need only look at the nearby Publicker Industries site, once the "most concentrated waste disaster in the Mid-Atlantic region" > more

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

WetLand Explores An Inconvenient Future

August 15, 2014  |  Buzz

WetLand gives a glimpse into Philly's not so far-flung dystopian future. The good news is with a little neighborly compassion and some floating gardens, we might be OK > more