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Bear With Them

Wandering bears just trying to live their lives AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Glimpse the wild in an unexpected place, and it transforms that place. Deer cross roads, foxes den in

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Resisting Resistance`

Book offers common sense ideas in uncommon time AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples There’s a universe inside every mind, and although I prefer to live in my own little universe, visiting

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Don’t Let ‘Em Bug You

Bug balm makes bug bites more tolerable AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples At the height of summer, “bugs” are having a lot of “fun.” They are engaged in an almost unimaginable

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Fireflies Count

Numbers dwindling, so assessment needed AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples One of the marvels of the universe is how vast it is, both in the skies and on the ground. A

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Going Native

Even native gardening is a science experiment AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Native bushes are a great alternative to exotic invasive hedgerows. These shrubs are experienced survivalists, as long as we

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Small Space, Plenty Of Room

Tips help keep tiny living seem big and comfy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Small spaces are an increasingly popular investment, especially this summer. To wait out the pandemic, some people

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Pull Out Your Aloha Shirt

Don’t let hate overshadow the spirit of the islands KAREN TAKEMOTO Making Ripples With everything going on the world, Amanda Bancroft wanted to give this space to a person of

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Shelters Stand Ready

Now is perfect time to adopt a new fuzzy friend AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples The year was 2005, and I was a student hoping to adopt a kitten after moving

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Come Together

Eco villages seem like common sense AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Some U.S. residents on the west and east coasts are eyeing the Midwest and Arkansas with keen interest these days.

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Mosquito Appeal

What you wear, what you drink may matter AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Mosquitoes are out and active now, making many people wonder how to avoid becoming their prey (and why,