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Farmers Growing Green With Energy

(NAPSI)—One of the nation’s newest sources of electricity comes from...animal waste? It sounds futuristic, but it’s a reality for farmers like Luke, Mike and Tony Brubaker, who run a herd of 975 dairy cows and 800 young stock. Back in 2009, milk prices were down, so the Brubakers looked into other profit-making opportunities. They soon began converting cow manure, via an on-farm digester machine, into enough electricity to power 150-200 homes. But they didn’t stop there—solar panels were added atop their heifer barn and broiler house to create additional thousands of kilowatts of electricity every month.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
U.S. Farmers Keep Phosphorus Out Of Water
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—While a disruption in drinking water supplies in Ohio and the Hypoxia “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico are two examples of what can happen when too much phosphorus fertilizer runs off into waterways from agricultural fields and suburban lawns, there are solutions to the problem.

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
The Modern Formula for an Easy, Eco-Friendly Fire
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Rather than using conventional firewood this winter, enjoy a cleaner-burning, convenient fire log that’s well-suited to today’s busy lifestyles.

Fire logs, which are created using materials such as recycled sawdust and fibers blended with wax from paraffins, tree and vegetable oils, produce 80 percent less emissions than a typical wood fire and save millions of trees from use as firewood annually. Manufacturers of fire logs, such as Duraflame, are constantly developing new ways to improve the fire experience. For example, a Duraflame fire log takes only five minutes to reach full flames and comes in different sizes and features to fit any occasion, indoors or outdoors.

More information about fire logs can be found at www.Duraflame.com.

Fire may be one of man’s oldest discoveries, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for innovating the way we enjoy one.

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Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and yard waste out of their waste stream, and that could expand the amount of waste that is repurposed.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
Taking Care Of Business—Literally
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a job you more than likely would not want: storing, pumping, handling, transporting and applying livestock manure to farm fields. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of thousands of farmers, ranchers and custom applicators who perform this important and essential task every year across the U.S.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Take a Hike: Enjoying the Great Outdoors Year-Round
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Just because the weather is cooler, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate. With the proper equipment, preparation and motivation, any time of year is the perfect time to get outdoors for an adventure. And you don’t have to look far for a great hike. Across the country, there are 59 gorgeous National Parks and thousands of state parks to choose from, comprising tens of thousands of miles of trails.

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Friday 10/17/2014
Students Helping Communities By Recycling
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—What do 500,000 students at 900 schools across the U.S. have in common?

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
How You and Your Family Can Protect Your Local Environment
Updated: October 03, 2014 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) It’s all too easy to feel out of touch with nature. But whether you live in an urban or rural setting, near a stand of woods or in the forest, there are trees near you that can help you feel connected to the outdoors. And getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy if you know how.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
A Meaningful Funeral
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 1:37 am

(NAPSI)—The number of cremations has grown across the country over the past 20 years. In fact, the Cremation Association of North America estimates some 1.5 million Americans are cremated every year.

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Poll

What was the biggest local story of 2014?

It has been an eventful year in Lodi, from the antics of a wild turkey named Tom Kettleman to the announced closure of the General Mills plant. What do you see as the biggest story of the year?

Total Votes: 182

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