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Wren Renters — Making Ripples

Nesting birds make great porch pals Wrens and porches just seem to go together. These birds create great entertainment with song, artful nests and home nature programming as they raise

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Pushing Past Paper — Making Ripples

Alternative surfaces help artists save trees For the adventurous nature lover and artist, treeless substitutions for paper are a brave new world. If you love trees and want to use

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One Pet At A Time — Making Ripples

Humane Society of the Ozarks changing the world Making Ripples —  Amanda Bancroft Sometimes doing the right thing can be a win-win for humans and the environment. The Humane Society

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Cutting Your Party Footprint

  Summer get-togethers can be sustainably satisfying Summer is a popular time for family reunions, church picnics, grilling outdoors, weddings and other events at parks or venues. Despite all the

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Coping With Fire Ants In Northwest Arkansas

Fire Ant Look Alikes Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining the need for control. Most homeowners recognize imported fire ants by the mounds they build,

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Eco-Friendly Fries

Photo by Amanda Bancroft Homegrown lavender sweet potato fries.   Fried foods are delicious, but most people accept that they are treats, not healthy snacks. However, there are plenty of

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10 Popular Eco-themed Movies

With summer heat approaching, air-conditioned movie theaters can be a nice escape for a few hours.

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Trumpet Vines: Aggressive Natives You’ll Love or Hate

Like a three-dimensional character, some plants play the flawed hero role.

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How To Prevent Erosion

Erosion can have long-term impacts affecting future generations and our water quality, so it’s great to do what we can to prevent it now.

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Nature’s Brain Ticklers: What Do You Want to Know?

Over the years, this column has featured various topics from making a difference to information on ecology and sustainability, such as energy efficiency, wildlife, plants, water, transportation, stars, weather, gardening, green building, and much more.