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DIY Energy Audit: Air Leaks

Jul 30, 2010
Air leaks can be expensive (just think of all the heat and air conditioning we send to the great outdoors). But not to fret, the Leak Detective ...
Posted In: air conditioner, air leaks, energy, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money
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DIY Energy Audit: Insulation

Jul 30, 2010
When I think of insulation, I think about the Pink Panther. (As a kid, those ads were awesome. But did they really get adults to buy the...
Posted In: bills, energy, energy audit, energy bill, insulation, marketplace money
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DIY Energy Audit: Heating and Cooling Systems

Jul 30, 2010
That perfect room temperature can be hard to agree on, and, depending on your location, even harder to pay for. In most places in the country,...
Posted In: cooling, energy, energy audit, energy bill, heating, marketplace money
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DIY Energy Audit: Appliances

Jul 30, 2010
Your appliances can be energy hogs--especially that old fridge you keep in the garage. Want to know just how much it's costing you?...
Posted In: appliance, audit, DIY, energy, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, watt, watt meter
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DIY Energy Audit: Lighting

Jul 30, 2010
Got an hour? Making lighting improvements is one of the easiest energy upgrades you can make. Each compact florescent bulb you use can save you ...
Posted In: energy, energy audit, energy bill, light bulbs, lights, marketplace money
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How does my energy use compare to my neighbors'?

Jul 29, 2010
Easy Answer: Grab some recent power bills and find out....
Posted In: cutting energy, electricity, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, power, reducing energy bill
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How does the new Michigan oil spill compare to the spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

Jul 28, 2010
A broken oil pipeline discovered Monday near Marshal, Mich., is estimated to have spilled about 19,500 barrels of oil--or more than 800,000 gallo...
Posted In: bp oil spill, Kalamazoo, Marshall Michigan, Michigan oil spill
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Which states have the cleanest and dirtiest beaches?

Jul 28, 2010
The National Resources Defense Council has released their annual beach report--highlighting the country's dirtiest and cleanest swimming spots....
Posted In: Beaches, cleanest, dirtiest, National Resources Defence Council, summer, swimming
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What's in the new energy bill? What do you think of it?

Jul 27, 2010
Today, aides for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) outlined a slimmed back energy and oil spill bill that would:...
Posted In: BP, energy, energy bills, energy policy, Home Star, liability, oil spill, Reid

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...