Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Britain sets up the world’s largest marine reserve – Nature, Environment – The Independent. via Britain sets up the world’s largest marine reserve – Nature, Environment – The Independent. At midnight tonight, the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve will … Continue reading

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Tougher rules rile ‘green’ power producers – The Boston Globe

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      Tougher rules rile ‘green’ power producers – The Boston Globe.   via Tougher rules rile ‘green’ power producers – The Boston Globe.

Where to get bargain green goods online? – Environment – The Independent

 

 

 

Where to get bargain green goods online? – Environment – The Independent.

 

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What is a carbon footprint? | Mike Berners-Lee | Environment | guardian.co.uk

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What is a carbon footprint? | Mike Berners-Lee | Environment | guardian.co.uk. via What is a carbon footprint? | Mike Berners-Lee | Environment | guardian.co.uk. Footprints carved in wood. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters Carbon footprint is a horribly abused phrase, so … Continue reading

10 Unexpected Natural Cleaners | Real Simple

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White Bread and Ketchup

Use white bread to: Dust an oil painting. Gently dab a slice of white bread over the surface to pick up dirt and grime.

Use ketchup to: Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.

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Clothes Dryer tip

    Disconnect the vent behind your clothes dryer. Stretch sock over vent attached to dryer. Cover other opening leading  outside with various material and duct tape. The warm air will remain in your home. Check periodically for lent. Don’t … Continue reading

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Save hundreds on your energy bill

Uninsulated switches and outlets   Laura Moss  /  This Old House The problem: A thin metal or plastic plate isn’t enough to prevent air from getting through what’s basically a big hole in the wall. How to spot it: Remove the plate … Continue reading