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Free App Helps You Choose Healthy, Responsible Goods

John Platt, January 03, 2017

The next time you're in the grocery store, your smartphone can help you pick the greenest, safest foods.

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Which Global Companies Are Greenest?

John Platt, January 03, 2017

The annual Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies is out, and the results might surprise you.

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Arguing with a Global Warming Denier? There's An App for That

John Platt, March 01, 2016

Did you ever get into an argument with a global warming denier and wish you had all of the evidence you need to refute his beliefs at the tip of your fingers? Now you can, with the Skeptical Science iPhone app, free from the Skeptical Science website.

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Locavores: Find Free Fruit in Your Neighborhood

John Platt, April 01, 2015

There's a bounty of fruit ripe for the plucking, all within walking distance.

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Would You Pay Extra for a Stamp that Helps Endangered Species?

John Platt, January 30, 2015

This September, the U.S. Postal Service will introduce its fourth-ever "semi-postal" stamp as a way to raise funds to protect endangered species.

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Damariscotta River Association Offers Classes Plus Conservation

John Platt, August 13, 2014

The Damariscotta River is one of the most beautiful sights in midcoast Maine. Keeping it clean and healthy is the responsibility of the Damariscotta River Association.

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Got an Attic? Save on Cooling Costs with a Solar-Powered Attic Fan

John Platt, July 30, 2014

Solar attic fans can cool your attic (and your entire house) without costing you a penny in electricity.

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4 Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

John Platt, March 18, 2014

As one of the most energy-intensive devices in your home, it really pays to have an efficient fridge in your kitchen. But what if you can't afford to buy a new one?

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15 Ways to Cut Your Energy Use

John Platt, March 07, 2014

We're all looking for ways to save money and use less energy these days. Here (in no particular order) are a few ideas to help you accomplish that.

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Pipes

John Platt, December 05, 2013

With winter in full force, it's the perfect time for you to think about winterizing your pipes.

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