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Websites help shoppers go green


  • USA Today

Websites such as Yerdle and Oroeco are helping consumers find secondhand products and identify other ways to reduce their carbon footprint. "What's great is that many actions that improve climate also… Read More

SEIU ratchets up attacks on franchises during its convention


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Employees of quickservice restaurants gathered last week to rally for a $15 minimum wage during an event spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union. Many business groups, however, are ag… Read More

Use less-frequent mowing, sharp mower blades on dry summer lawns


  • Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) (tiered subscription model), The

A hands-off approach is best for dry lawns during the summer, writes John Esslinger of the Penn State Extension. He advises homeowners to limit watering, fertilizing and walking on the lawn. He also a… Read More