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Think About Replacing Lawns with Gardens

By Ramon Gonzalez, TreeHugger George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the first house in North America to incorporate a lawn into the landscape design. According to some estimates, 40 million acres …

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5 Nature Books for Your Summer Vacation

Looking for a good book to hit the beach with this summer? Staff at The Nature Conservancy have reviewed some of the latest non-fiction releases on the environment—from water conservation and ocean ma…

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When Our Water Dries Up

I remember it as clear as a tall glass of water. I was on vacation in Palm Springs in the summer of 2000. It was hot, but I had plenty of water and I was lazing around a very inviting azure blue swimm…

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Fracking: Does Anyone Know The True Cost?

Earlier this year, an oil well blowout in rural Alberta was traced back to a hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) operation over half a mile away.  This event added oil and chemical spills to the mounti…

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A Soundtrack for World Water Day

By Jeff Opperman, The Nature Conservancy In honor of World Water Day on March 22, I've made a list of my 10 favorite river songs (not in any ranked order). American roots music provides a flood of …

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Why Cloudy Cities Are Good for Us

By Jeff Opperman, The Nature Conservancy Most people love blue skies and clearly prefer being drenched with sunshine rather than rain. The sunny regions of the country are booming as people move to…

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Options for a Waterless Lawn

By Jordan Laio, Hometalk.com When it comes to manicured lawns, the green choice is always to go without unless the lawn is functional and practical for, say, a play area for kids. Otherwise, …

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No Child Left Inside & What You Can Do

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! A great day in the studio with all green divas and green dudes on deck! Had an excellent report from gr…

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The World’s First In-Shower Conservation System

Did you know that the average 10 minute shower uses 25 gallons of water? That's 2.5 gallons of water a minute. Add that to the 50 gallons it takes to fill the average bathtub, or the 3 gallons it t…

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Home Water Conservation

Wasting water is something we all need to worry about; the world's supply of freshwater is depleting faster and faster. But thankfully, there's a plus side to the issue; by investing in smarter, water…

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