Green Stuff

Archaeology and the Atom

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By Kent Shifferd To keep updated on the Fukishima Nuclear Crisis, visit fukushimaupdate.com We have all heard of the city of Idu. Right? Thousands of families living there, carrying out their normal lives, government housed in lavish buildings, written documents, trade, religion, etc. Well, it was lost. A whole city lost. Idu flourished in the…

Study Reveals Low National Rate of Frog Abnormalities on Wildlife Refuges

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Largest study of its kind advances knowledge of indicator species, identifies regional hotspot clusters An unprecedented 10-year-study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) shows encouraging results for frogs and toads on national wildlife refuges. The study, published in the peer-reviewed online journal PLOS ONE, finds that on average, less than 2 percent…

Free Energy-Saving Weatherization Kits

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Staff Report The city of Fayetteville Community Service Division is offering free Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Kits to qualifying residents of low to moderate income. The kits are intended to assist residents in weatherizing their homes, which is especially crucial during cold winter months. Each kit includes energy efficient light bulbs, caulk, weather stripping, low-flow…

North Dakota Oil Spill Raises Alarm Over Keystone XL

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If XL Approved, Oil and Bitumen Spills Inevitable.Staff Report A September oil spill that leaked 865,000 gallons of oil (at least 20,600 barrels) across seven acres of Steven Jensen’s farm in North Dakota has raised serious concerns about leak detection technology, and what a spill of this magnitude would mean for landowners along the Keystone…

Farm To Table Program Shows “Cooking Matters”

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By Terrah Baker Graduates of Cooking Matters gathered on Nov. 16 to celebrate the skills of low-budget healthy cooking and eating, preparing one last group meal at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sycamore Street in Fayetteville. The class is part of Tri Cycle Farms — across from Sycamore Street off Garland Avenue — Farm to…

Fayetteville Creates District Aimed At Energy Efficiency

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Becomes First In Arkansas Staff Report It was early in 2013 that Arkansas passed legislation that would make way for financing options for “green” building improvements. The Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, was meant to allow commercial business owners access to financing options when wanting to improve energy efficiency, from insulation to solar…

What Will It Take To Turn Fayetteville Into A Sustainable Food City By 2030?

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A Research Team From The UofA Show How, And Why It’s Important By Terrah Baker There’s a lot of talk about food security these days. With new research showing even the wealthiest communities like NWA contain high amounts of child food insecurity, and even more that show the lack of nutrient-rich foods across the nation,…

Growing Healthier: Farm To School Food Program Takes Shape

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By Quinn Montana People today are much more conscious of the need for planning for food security. It’s a crazy world. Will our children have the skills and knowledge they need? Well, in NWA the seeds have been planted for abundance. Over the last five years several groups have sprung up to foster knowledge about…