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Replace 5 light bulbs with CFLs

Nov 25, 2010
If everyone in the U.S. changed their five most-used light bulbs to CFLs, total U.S. carbon emissions would be reduced by 0.3 percent. We would ...

Build with straw bales

Nov 25, 2010
In places where heat-minimization is key, walls built with straw-bale insulation make a lot of sense. Not only is the product 100% natural, but...
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Lighten your wash loads

Nov 25, 2010
Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes or lower the water settings for smaller loads. This saves water and energy. Also, you can replace your...
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Live in your house for your entire life

Nov 25, 2010
When designing your home, think really really hard about how long you imagine you'll live there. And if you plan to live there for ages, design it...
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Supplant your lawn

Nov 25, 2010
Though ornamental lawns can be lovely, they often require serious maintenance and require lakes of water to stay verdant. Redesigning your front...
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Plant a black walnut tree now for your children's education

Nov 25, 2010
A well-tended black walnut tree with a good straight trunk can sell at auction for $60,000. Two will sell for $120,000. Get the message: Start...
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Kitchen baking soda is the best fungicide on earth

Nov 25, 2010
Baking soda, called bicarbonate, is non-toxic for the home and garden.  A teaspoon added to two cups of warm water and used as a spray will keep...
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Green grass is great medicine for dogs, cats and horses

Nov 25, 2010
Organic grass is a paradise for animals They can roll on it to deodorize their sensitive skins.  They can eat it for natural antibiotics to...
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Flowers, like gladioli, planted near vegetables, increase the yield

Nov 25, 2010
Flowers attract pollinators. Bees live on pollen and nectars.  A well-fed insect will return to cross-pollinate the vegetable patch. The result is...
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Take a walk in the pine woods in summer

Nov 25, 2010
People, especially children, benefit from the natural chemistry of pine trees.  The brain and nervous system is relaxed. This promotes both...

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"Gun and dollars" is Marketplace's coverage, launched in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., looking at the gun and firearm industry and the money on both sides of the debate.