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Roots run deep for American growers

(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
4 New Technologies to Help You Protect and Appreciate Nature
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The possibilities of new technology to improve the world are seemingly boundless. And these days, the state-of-the-art can help you protect and appreciate nature in your daily life.

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Monday 04/03/2017
4 tips for living green when the weather is warm
Updated: April 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities have on the planet? With just a few habit changes, you can limit your environmental impact by reducing waste and energy use in the spring and summer months. And as you change those habits, don’t forget to recycle everything you can, especially batteries.

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Monday 03/27/2017
Assess Your Environmental Impact
Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Earth Day or any other day, it can be a good time to ask just how “earth minded” your household is. Many of our daily activities such as driving a car, using electricity, or disposing of waste can cause greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn create a carbon footprint. The question is, what does that footprint look like for you?

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Friday 02/03/2017
4 ways to lead the charge on National Battery Day
Posted: February 03, 2017

(BPT) - National Battery Day, Feb. 18, is a day when people across the nation are encouraged to participate in battery recycling to celebrate the vital role batteries play in our everyday lives. Without them, the modern world couldn’t exist as we know it. From household appliances to laptops, cellphones, tablets, and other portable electronics, batteries power the devices we rely on every day and can and should be recycled at the end of their useful life.

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Monday 12/19/2016
Wanna Recycle More Plastics? Just Ask Comedian Rudy Mancuso [Video]
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 3:32 am

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Friday 12/16/2016
How Ethanol Can Impact Your Engine
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - When consumers fill their tanks at the gas station, they will see signs reading "may contain 10 percent Ethanol. However, many don't know what this means or how it can affect their engine performance. Ethanol-blended fuel has become standard in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency recently mandated an increase in the amount of ethanol added to fuel;, meaning, it is even more important that consumers understand the pros and cons of Ethanol.

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Four-Wheel Fans Care for Trails
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - A foursome of four-wheel drive clubs are the winners of the 2016 Outstanding Trails Program sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires, in partnership with 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Off Road Business Association.

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Wednesday 12/07/2016
Building a Tiny House with Plastics [Video]
Updated: December 08, 2016 - 3:33 am

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Snowmen: The endangered species no one talks about
Posted: November 29, 2016

(BPT) - For many, snowmen are an iconic part of winter. Millions of people have memories of building their round snow bodies, using pieces of charcoal for their eyes, crooked sticks as arms and a withered carrot for a nose.

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Go Green and Save Green with a High-Efficiency Water Heater
Updated: November 17, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - As energy costs rise, the "green" movement and conservation efforts have become popular topics. Energy-saving recommendations appear daily in the media, and consumers are being offered subsidies or state and federal tax credits to encourage the purchase of more efficient appliances. However, many homeowners fail to consider their water heater when it comes to going "green."

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Monday 10/31/2016
Natural Stone: Discovering New Forms of Art
Updated: October 31, 2016 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Art can take on many different shapes and sizes in a variety of media. From watercolor paintings and bronze sculptures to still-life photographs and wood carvings, art can become the focal point of any interior living space. But, what if art could become part of a home's architecture in unexpected ways? The answer is yes, it can, and it comes in the form of natural stone.

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Monday 10/03/2016
Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference
Updated: October 03, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings.

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Saturday 09/24/2016
Is Your Clothes Dryer Energy Efficient?
Updated: October 08, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to be more energy efficient at home, you are in good company. Consumers nationwide are looking for new ways to reduce their energy use in their single-family homes, condominiums and apartments because using less energy helps save money and builds a more sustainable planet.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Is Your Lawn and Garden Bird-Friendly?
Updated: August 11, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden, they are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem.

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Friday 07/22/2016
5 Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It might not feel like you alone can have an impact on the environment, but over time, small lifestyle changes can make a substantial difference.

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