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Make laundry a breeze

August can feel like the surface of the sun, which is perfect for solar ovens but not so great for us primates. Heat advisories bring on the lazy days of

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Adorable From A Distance

Porcupines rarely seen in Arkansas AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Porcupines are one of the most ironic of our native rodents. They pack 30,000 quills surrounding an unexpectedly adorable face. They

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Preserving The Past

Family history can be valuable when shared AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We all have unique ways to make a difference, and sometimes, it’s hiding in our closet (or attic, basement

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Dashing Dragonflies

Creatures are as beautiful as they are mysterious AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples To come upon a beautiful mystery is to desire to solve it and retain romantic ignorance at the

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Seeing The Unseen

Trail cameras let wildlife lovers peek in AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Animals have a tendency to flee as soon as they get a whiff of nearby humans. Needless to say,

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Farm Fun On Swamp Milkweed

Aphids and ants all part of cycle of life AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Ever heard of an ant farm? How about ant farmers — ants who farm! There are myriad

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Art Can Change The World

Sustainability doesn’t end at gallery door AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Sustainable living touches all of living, from the day-to-day to the workaday. But often we think of it as something

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A Good Roach (Sort Of)

Wood cockroaches not awful to have around AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The name Pennsylvania wood cockroach makes one think these creatures should be in Pennsylvania, not Northwest Arkansas, but their

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Go Green With Friends

Saving Nature Now offers fun ways to learn AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Looking for a great environmental education program for the kids? Or just as likely, are the kids asking

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Wind In Your Sails

Individuals find tiny ways to make energy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Not just for off-grid houses, hand-held renewable energy generators are popular with students walking around campus, backpackers, residents in