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Brighter Than Autumn Leaves

Rufous Hummingbird a rare and wonderful sight AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples As autumn begins on the equinox Sept. 23, some of those quick-falling fiery leaves may not be leaves at

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Charging Wisely

Solar chargers might be worth considering AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples If only coffee could charge electronic devices the way it does coffee drinkers. Of course, gadgets need electricity, and depending

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Making A Difference

Consumers vote with their dollars AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The world isn’t run by nonprofits, for better or worse. That’s why voting with our dollars at businesses can be just

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High Flying

Even air travel can be ‘greener’ AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The general thought is that air travel isn’t a green activity, and there’s not much of a way to make

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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