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September 19, 2014

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Outdoor Enthusiasts: Create a Plan for Wildlife to Thrive on Your Land
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:37 am

(StatePoint) Whether your home rests on a small lot or a large woodland, there are steps you can take to create a thriving ecosystem for local wildlife. And if you live on woodlands, you may even consider turning your property into an ideal game habitat.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Getting The Most Out Of Your Breakfast
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—Calling breakfast the most important meal of the day is no exaggeration. Without breakfast, your metabolism can suffer, performance and concentration are apt to decrease, and hunger throughout the day can result in overeating during future meals.

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How to Make Your Yard More Environmentally Friendly
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 3:44 am

(StatePoint) It’s easy to make your home more eco-friendly, and your yard is a great place to start. This season, take steps to limit your home’s impact on the local environment by giving your outdoor spaces an earth-friendly makeover.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Ethanol: Key To U.S. Energy Independence
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:44 am

(NAPSI)—Since its inception, the ethanol industry has had a profoundly positive impact on the U.S. economy. Ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil, lowering prices at the pump, improving the environment with lower emissions, and growing the economy with jobs that can’t be outsourced.

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Is Fracking Dangerous For Our Health?
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:42 am

(NAPSI)—Concerns surrounding the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) on public health and our environment have policymakers, industrialists and scientists looking to address critical questions about safety.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Tips for reducing food and packaging waste in your kitchen
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 3:48 am

(BPT) - Have you ever thought about how much food ends up being wasted? Expired yogurt cups, slimy salads, moldy leftovers - it all adds up. Experts estimate that more than 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. - from farm to fork - is wasted. Imagine all the resources that went into growing, harvesting, processing, transporting, packaging, selling and serving that food. And then imagine throwing away almost half of it.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Shopping Smarter for Family Necessities Can Help the Environment
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 3:47 am

(StatePoint) Everyday choices can affect your family’s health as well as the environment.

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Friday 07/11/2014
The best protection for trees? You
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s a game of hide and seek in the woods, a walk in the park on a sunny day, or a moonlit night around a campfire – the memories of summer  stay with us forever. Too often we can take for granted the beauty of our surroundings while enjoying the great outdoors, but everyone can play a part in protecting our natural resources.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Does Your Garbage Want to Be Recycled?
Updated: July 12, 2014 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - Consumers are shown that their recyclable materials want to be something more. Promote recycling as a way to give garbage another life. Learn more at

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Recycled plastics: Great for outdoor clothing and gear, good for Mother Nature, too
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 3:41 am

(BPT) - Warmer weather often leads people outdoors for camping, swimming, hiking, cycling or running - and to a renewed appreciation for our natural environment. One of the easiest ways to lighten our environmental footprint while enjoying the outdoors is to look for outdoor gear made with recycled plastics, including outdoor clothing.

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Tuesday 06/10/2014
Harvesting Cork Is as Natural as Shearing Sheep
Updated: June 11, 2014 - 4:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Natural cork is one of the planet's most versatile and useful materials. It is used to make everything from wine stoppers, to high-fashion items, to building materials. Natural cork can even be found as insulation on the space shuttle.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Entertaining outdoors? These tips can lighten your environmental footprint
Updated: June 07, 2014 - 3:55 am

(BPT) - From lunch on the porch to parties on the patio, warm weather brings you outdoors for entertaining with family and friends. But these get-togethers often create a lot of waste. Is there anything you can do to lighten your environmental footprint?

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Green start-ups challenged to develop green business plans for chance to win $680,000
Posted: May 15, 2014

(BPT) - The fast-growing clean energy and technology market has the potential to make our economies more sustainable and future-proof. Today’s innovators have the ability to unlock a “green revolution” that builds resilience, creates value and grows prosperity.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Big Features In Compact Farming Equipment
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—Helping to feed the world is a big job for America’s farmers. However, when it comes to application equipment, many are relying on smaller, more compact machines to help produce their crops.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
From Bark to Wine Stopper to Footwear -- the Story of Cork
Updated: April 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(NewsUSA) - Every time you buy a bottle of wine sealed with a natural cork stopper, you're helping to sustain one of the world's most biodiverse forests and protect an extraordinary ecosystem.

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Thursday 03/27/2014
Hints To Help You Recycle Smarter
Updated: March 28, 2014 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Good news: An increasing number of Americans are recycling their trash to give it another life. In fact, more than 35 percent of America’s waste is recycled into new products.

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Tuesday 03/25/2014
Tips to Green Your Home and Garden this Season
Updated: March 25, 2014 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Going green at home doesn’t have to turn your life upside down. There are simple measures you can take in your kitchen and garden to run a planet-friendly home.

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