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Mother Nature’s Cute Prognosticator

Groundhogs are interesting, even when they’re wrong It’s time once again for that early February day in which a large rodent determines the weather. Throughout the ages of this tradition’s

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Folding Space And Time

Food waste is money wasted. The National Resources Defense Council reported in 2012, “American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. The cost estimate

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Giving The Old New Life

Recycling can keep textiles out of the landfill Have you ever wondered what to do with old clothing that’s too damaged to be sewn or donated to charities to be

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Winter Blossoms

Winter is not without its flowers. When the rows of spring daffodils fade like mist into the rainbow abundance of summer blooms, when the sunflowers have become a harvest of

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Brains For Birds

Birds don’t have to go to Bethlehem to be counted for their census; local birders come to them. Although it isn’t nearly as precise as a human census, the Audubon

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Nestled All Snug In Their Beds

Animals in Arkansas settle down for long winter’s nap AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples This is the season when the creatures of the woods and fields are settling down for a

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Nestled All Snug In Their Beds

This is the season when the creatures of the woods and fields are settling down for a “long winter’s nap.” But which animals are true hibernators in this region? There

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Perfectly Opossum

Funny-looking marsupial actually good to have around AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The opossum is a marvelous marsupial — in fact, the only marsupial found north of Mexico! As if its

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New Traditions On The Horizon

From small changes to big ones, ‘tis the season! AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The holiday season is in full swing, but our traditions don’t have to be harmful to our

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If It Fits, It Sits

Research can find legal ways to go tiny AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The movement for tiny homes is big! But one concern among tiny house haters and lovers alike: Are