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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 26, 2013

Nature Photography: Good Or Bad For The Environment?

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Is nature photography good or bad for the environment? – Cal Moss, Camden, ME

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Granite Seen
8:44 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 24

Lt. Jim Flanagan of the Manchester Police Department hands a pamphlet about distracted driving to a woman who was driving with her dog in her lap.
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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Dust Bowl Days Are Here Again

A dust storm approaches Stratford, Texas in 1935.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Could it really be true that we are in the midst of the worst drought in the United States since the 1930s?                                                         -- Deborah Lynn, Needham, MA

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Alternatives To Toxic Cleaning Supplies

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I'm concerned about toxic ingredients in my cleaning supplies, especially now that I have young children. Where can I find safer alternatives?          -- Betsy E., Hartford, CT

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Granite Seen
12:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 17

Producer Zach Nugent interviews Carly Gendell, playing Annie in Prescott Park's upcoming production, at last weekend's auditions for Sandy the dog. Stay tuned for more from Word of Mouth!
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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 12, 2013

Air Conditioning Options

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Now that hot weather is coming, I want to upgrade my home’s A/C. Which are the most energy-saving models and should I go central air or window units?

                                                                                                               -- Jackie Smith, Cary, NC

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 12, 2013

Greening Package Delivery Fleets

Pictured: A FedEx hybrid electric delivery van.
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: What are the big delivery companies like FedEx and UPS doing to green their truck fleets and operations in general?                                       -- Mitchell Glaser, Overland Park, KS

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Granite Seen
9:36 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 10

Wendy Booth at a beehive she adopted.
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Inside NHPR
11:18 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Top Stories: Supporters, Critics Of Sen. Ayotte Clash; Old Man Of The Mountain's Legacy Lives On

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1.  Supporters, Critics Of Sen. Ayotte Clash At Town Hall Meeting

At a Town Hall Meeting in Tilton on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte field roughly a dozen questions from the audience, on topics ranging from immigration to Benghazi. But none dealt directly with her recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales, a measure that failed in the Senate.

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Beer Brewers For Clean Water

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I heard that a number of beer brewing companies have banded together to support the Clean Water Act. Can you enlighten?                    -- Mitch Jenkins, Cincinnati, OH

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EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere

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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: The recent explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed many people really alarmed me. Places like this must exist near many communities around the country. How do I know if my own community might be at risk of a similar disaster?    – Mary Cyr, Sarasota, FL

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Granite Seen
1:49 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Photos: Week Of May 3

Beams with the silhouette of the Old Man of the Mountain stand at the Profile Plaza. May 3rd marks the 10th anniversary of the profile's collapse.
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