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save the lightbulb

Compact Fluorescent Lights, Energy, and Mercury

Conservation, Natural Science, Science, toxicologySeptember 25, 2010

We recieved several responses to Dave’s post this week on the bizarre “Save the Light Bulb” movement. A movement that seeks to ban energy efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFL) and return to the old, energy expensive, incandescent bulbs. The primary critique is that CFL’s contain mercury, and thus, any environmental benefit is negated by mercury exposure when the bulbs […]

Save the light bulb, not the planet: A sneak peak at how Republicans will run the House

ConservationSeptember 22, 2010

Political junkies like myself know that Republicans are expected to regain the House of Representatives following elections this November. The Democrats’ odds of keeping the Senate improved with the primary victory of corrupt Christine O’Donnell last week, but there is still a chance that the Republicans will retake the Senate. This isn’t surprising- the opposition […]