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National Geographic takes a look at America’s best national parks

National Geographic takes a look at America’s best national parks

Thatcher Michelsen May 31, 2012 0

As the weather gets nicer and people start looking for activities to do outdoors, many nature lovers will find their way to one of America's roughly 400 national parks

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“Smart Home” exhibit in Chicago reopens with even greener look

“Smart Home” exhibit in Chicago reopens with even greener look

Thatcher Michelsen May 30, 2012 0

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago features a special exhibit that displays green innovations in home construction

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California’s Sequoia National Park plagued by smog

California’s Sequoia National Park plagued by smog

Thatcher Michelsen May 29, 2012 0

While the trees are known for their enormous stature, the biggest thing in California's Sequoia forest is its pollution problem

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Majority of car shoppers looking for fuel efficiency

Majority of car shoppers looking for fuel efficiency

Thatcher Michelsen May 24, 2012 0

It's no question that fuel economy has become a bigger concern for car shoppers in recent years as the price of gasoline has gone up

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Los Angeles passes law to ban plastic bags in grocery stores

Los Angeles passes law to ban plastic bags in grocery stores

Thatcher Michelsen May 23, 2012 0

Shoppers in L.A. will no longer have to choose between paper and plastic when they check out of the grocery store

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How one New York family produces less than one pound of trash every year

How one New York family produces less than one pound of trash every year

Thatcher Michelsen May 22, 2012 0

The Burgers have brought the same single brown paper bag to the landfill for last 20 years

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New technology prevents excess energy consumption in idling vehicles

New technology prevents excess energy consumption in idling vehicles

Thatcher Michelsen May 21, 2012 0

Start-Stop systems automatically turn a vehicle's engine off while idling and back on again when the brake is released.

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State of the Air report shows promise, room for improvement

State of the Air report shows promise, room for improvement

Thatcher Michelsen May 15, 2012 0

Cities across the world have been spearheading initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment at increasing rates over the last few decades

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Small businesses finding success through green initiatives

Small businesses finding success through green initiatives

Thatcher Michelsen May 14, 2012 0

Just like individuals, businesses have been going green for a number of reasons

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Exotic vacations can bring families together through green activities

Exotic vacations can bring families together through green activities

Thatcher Michelsen May 11, 2012 0

Ecotourism is becoming very popular, but as this blog has discussed in the past, it can be very difficult to find a destination that's truly eco-friendly.

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