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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.

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Mt. Kessler Opens Newest Attraction

People of all ages and ability levels can now have fun learning at the (relatively) new Kessler Mountain Outdoor Classroom and Nature Center in the old Smokehouse building off of Hwy 62/MLK Blvd.

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Discover Green Cemeteries For Earth Day

Earth Day is a popular time to “green” our lives, but there is also the option of a green death.

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Natural Egg Dye And Easter Tips

Spring is here, and signs of new life are everywhere. Farms are abundant with baby pigs, calves, chicks and ponies.