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Earth Day

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Top Earth Day Articles

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  • How Nature Lowered Our Energy Bill

    I would like to claim that I became an architect to save the planet from wasteful, polluting buildings — the built world accounts for some 40 percent of the greenhouse gases we produce — but the truth is my fondest desire was to become a...
  • Foraging for Flavor: Diving headfirst into oysters

    "As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with...
  • Dr. Seuss goes to Washington

     Dr. Seuss goes to Washington
    Sen. Ted Cruz has egg on his face. Green egg. On Tuesday, during his 21-hour marathon "filibuster" against Obamacare, he read aloud to his daughters back home the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham." But he clearly missed its message. In the Seuss...
  • Makeup, hair, capri pants: Does age matter?

     Makeup, hair, capri pants: Does age matter?
    Everyone knows (don't they?) that 60 is the new 40. Or is it 30? Anyhow, three questions that touch on the issue of age … Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I would like to get a makeup update but hesitate for two reasons. First, I know that any cosmetic...
  • 4 low bidders for village hall get closer look

    4 low bidders for village hall get closer look
    Frankfort officials are taking a closer look at four firms out of 17 that bid to oversee construction of a new village hall. "We're not ready to recommend anyone right now," Village Administrator Jerry Ducay told trustees Monday. The plan is to...
  • Pinatas make for serious fun at Lincoln Park Zoo

    Pinatas make for serious fun at Lincoln Park Zoo
    Sahar the lion knew instantly there was an intruder in his yard. There, on the rock from which he could survey Lincoln Park Zoo, stood a cardboard replica of a male lion complete with a lush paper mane and drawn-on smile. Sahar bounded over, stared at the...
  • Celebrate the farmer's market this Earth Day

    Celebrate the farmer's market this Earth Day
    This coming Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, which for 43 years in the United States and 23 years globally has dedicated itself to building awareness of environmental issues and the role we all can play in protecting our planet and conserving its...
  • Discovery Cove: Contest winner will get front-yard makeover from horticulture team

    Discovery Cove: Contest winner will get front-yard makeover from horticulture team
    The Discovery Cove horticulture team will do a front-yard makeover for a Central Florida contest winner. The "Landscape Your Yard" contest requires participants, living within a 50-mile radius of Discovery Cove, to submit a photo of their front lawn...
  • Earth Friendly Products is on a mission to make cleaning green

    Earth Friendly Products is on a mission to make cleaning green
    At a Garden Grove manufacturing plant, chemists confer over batches of lavender, parsley and other natural ingredients, testing them for strength and quality. Other tests ensure that the products are pure and pour well. Visitors might be excused for...
  • Expo quenches thirst for water conservation knowledge

    Expo quenches thirst for water conservation knowledge
    Earth Day's younger brother came to Laguna Beach last weekend. The Laguna Beach County Water District opened its doors to the public Saturday and Sunday, hoping to boost attendees' water IQ while exhibitors offered tips on how to plant a raised garden...
  • Salads for Earth Day and every day

    Each April 22 since 1970 in the United States, and since 1990 around the world, people have observed the holiday known as Earth Day. Originally conceived as a "teach-in" about environmental issues, held on college campuses, the early-springtime event...
  • Celebrating Obama's Reversals

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision. Barack Obama used a recess appointment to make...