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How Much Water Do YOU Use?

The planet is covered in blue stuff, but as the old saying goes: "water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink." Globally, water needs are outstripping supply, even as potable water is bei…

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Owners of Green Homes Are Remorse-Free, Survey Finds

Last week at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shared the results of a country-wide survey commissioned in order to more accurately gauge …

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Meet Jock VI: The Newest Ginger Kitten to Fulfill Winston Churchill’s Wish

Winston Churchill had a soft spot for cigars, women and... ginger kittens. On his 88th birthday, one of his secretaries, Jock Colville, gave him a ginger kitten with white paws as a surprise. Churchil…

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The Best Way to Maintain a Wooden Cutting Board

Wooden cutting boards are nothing short of kitchen workhorses. But they're also germ, and unpleasant odor, hotspots. Should you just give up on fussy wood and switch over to plastic? Hardly! As long a…

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Your Water Footprint Is Probably Bigger Than You Think

It’s common to think about water consumption in terms of how long you’re in the shower, how often you run the dishwasher, whether you left the sprinkler on, or someone forgot to turn off the tap. But …

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Is Geothermal Energy a Good Option for My House?

Geothermal energy is pretty amazing: by circulating water through a series of pipes under your house, you bring the warmth of the earth up in the winter, and force heat and humidity down during…

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5 Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Clothes

T shirts fade. Jeans get ripped. Your favorite sweater gets ruined after a run-in with an ice cream cone. It might be painful to toss out your old clothes, but it doesn't have to be that way. With a l…

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11 Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips for Sustainable Washing

Dirty laundry happens. And then washing clothes happens, usually quite wastefully, without a thought for the overall impact of this common chore. Whether you're trying to transition to having a lower …

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Oysters: Delicious and Invaluable

Every single person in this country has a vested interest in the viability of our coastal communities. These coastal communities are home to a growing number of Americans, support our food and energy …

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RIP, Incandescent Light Bulbs. Welcome, Energy Efficiency.

Happy new year! Did you know that in America, the start of 2014 officially marks the death of the incandescent light bulb? You didn't? That's okay, you're certainly not alone. According to a recent su…

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