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Boulder, Colorado, Celebrates Tube To Work Day 16.7.2014 Green on
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A few commuters in Boulder, Colorado, may have arrived at work dripping wet because they observed Tube To Work Day.

The lighthearted holiday hit seven years Tuesday. It began with two men tubing to work along Boulder Creek in 2008. Last year, it saw almost 30 participants, some wearing wetsuits and some wearing business suits.

The event typically takes place in June to line up with Boulder's Bike to Work Day. But the Daily Camera reports ( ) safety concerns because of the volume of water forced it to be pushed to July this year.

The city of Boulder sponsored a breakfast station off the creek. The public was invited to participate, but commuters were required to bring their own tubes.




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10 ways to make your garden more green 15.7.2014 TreeHugger
How green does your garden really grow? Top 10 tips for making sure your garden is chemical free and growing strong.
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The Twin Cities discover tactical urbanism — and create improvisational change 15.7.2014 MinnPost
MinnPost photo by Bill Lindeke Part of St. Paul's Urban Flower Field “I call it the Urban Flower Field,” Amanda Lovelee told me. “It will someday become Pedro Park, but up until a month ago it was a gravel pit with a lot of weeds." Amanda Lovelee is an artist in residence for the City of St. Paul, a program sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul that places artists inside the city’s Public Works Department to collaborate and create public art projects. And Lovelee’s latest project is the Urban Flower Field, a brand new “temporary park” at the site of the former Pedro’s Luggage in Downtown St. Paul. The idea for the park came from Lovelee’s conversations with St. Paul Parks and Recreation . When Pedro’s Luggage closed down, the owners donated the land for a city park. But that park is still two years away from construction, awaiting the demolition of the building next door. In the meantime, the site lay vacant, gathering dust and entropic litter. “When these spaces lay dormant, it leads citizens to feel a bit ...
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Creeping Charlie: What it is, how to get rid of it 14.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Creeping Charlie, also called Ground Ivy, thrives in shade and high-moisture environments. The recent heavy rainfall has not helped in that scenario to lessen moisture from soil.
Enormous School Of Anchovies Makes Rare Appearance At Scripps Pier In San Diego 12.7.2014 Green on
Nope, that's not a beachside oil spill (thank goodness!). That's millions -- possibly billions -- of anchovies swimming unusually close to shore. Scientists and graduate students at University of California, San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography were surprised by a massive school of Northern anchovies that swarmed waters near Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California. The school contained anywhere between 10 million to more than 1 billion anchovies, Scripps professor David Checkley told The Huffington Post, which he noted is probably a "larger than usual" school. A crowd gathered at the pier to watch the phenomenon. Graduate students and surfers swam near the traveling fish to take video and gather samples. At one point, a California sea lion dove into the anchovy aggregation -- even a leopard shark joined in on the action. Story continues below... The entire swarm reached about 10 feet deep, 100 meters from inshore to offshore, and was around one mile long. It's unclear why the school came so close ...
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Obituary: Carl Bachman helped home-and-garden business grow 10.7.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Cupertino teens cultivate garden at library, donate vegetables to pantry 10.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Creating a thriving garden has been added as one of the many learning resources for teens at the Cupertino Library.
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Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer 7.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up. Much of the creativity involved in crafting a custom-made beer starts with the plants you select. “The modern palate pretty much demands some hops in beer, but beyond that, there’s a lot of choices available,” says Dennis Fisher, an organic farmer from Winterport, Maine. Fisher, who with his brother Joe wrote a popular reference book for beginners, “The Homebrewer’s Garden” (Storey Publi...
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Payne-Phalen residents work to change public perception of neighborhood 7.7.2014 Local

Ron Rami is trying to sell the Olaf Lee House, a St. Paul property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1905, the 2,800-square-foot home was designed by famed Minnesota architect Clarence H. Johnston Sr. with an exterior that heavily resembles a Swiss chalet.

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These Adorable Animals Understand What It Means To Have A Friend's Back 6.7.2014 Green on
It's such a special feeling to have a friend whom you know will always have your back. These animals understand first hand: Big Dog was nervous for his big date, so Little Dog whispered a tiny pep talk on the way to dinner. Little Camel made sure his older sister's sarong didn't get wrinkled while they traveled to the farmer's market. Duck looks like she's freeloading, but she actually just gave Dog some valuable swimming advice. (Glide, don't paddle.) John Phillips / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images Egret ensured Elephant he didn't need to waste his cash on Rogaine. Bald is beautiful, after all. Karel Prinsloo / AP Tortoise has always been a little shy. Meerkat's taken it upon himself to help her come out of her shell. Antonija Simunovic / AP Pigaloo and Pigalee love to get a little punny. Warthog scavenged for berries while Bird sat as lookout for any crazy hyenas. Independent Picture Service / Getty Images "OK," Turtle said. "We can slide just this once." Dog just complimented Donkey's pin straight ...
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'Coffee For Roses' And Other Garden Myths Debunked 6.7.2014 NPR: Sunday
Did you know you can't kill a gopher with chewing gum, and hummingbirds are not attracted to red flowers? C.L. Fornari's book, Coffee For Roses, busts common gardening myths.
Powelton's green thumb 5.7.2014 News
Summer Winter Community Garden thrives under the Neighborhood Gardens Trust.
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Power, and less energy, to the people 5.7.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Have you ever wondered about modifying your home to make it less energy intensive? Or does the idea of building environmentally-friendly homes appeal to your government? Sustainable construction can be of anything you fancy in your property or possibly a new house on a piece of land you can acquire. You can easily make it more than a pipe-dream
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Dayplanner Friday 4.7.2014 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsOutdoor Sunrise Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., Outdoor Amphitheater, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Rotary Club of Durango’s All American Gourmet Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Rotary Park, east of Main Avenue and north of 15th Street on the Animas...
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Inslees garden at governor's mansion 2.7.2014 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Just inside the foyer of the Governor's residence is a display of fresh flowers. It's easily a $50 bouquet. Taxpayer funded? A gift from someone seeking political favors?...
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For Sale: Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each 2.7.2014 NPR News
Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.
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White House resumes tours of first lady's garden 2.7.2014 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says tours of Michelle Obama's produce garden will be operating again ...
White House resumes tours of first lady’s garden 2.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The White House says tours of Michelle Obama’s produce garden will be operating again soon. The tours were grounded after mandatory budget cuts went into effect last year. Public tours of parts of the White House also were halted due to the cuts but resumed after President Barack Obama signed legislation funding government operations. The garden tours are scheduled to resume the week of July 14. They are open to community and school groups that are interested in gardening and health...
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White House to resume tours of first lady's produce garden for community and school groups 2.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
10 ways to improve your recycling 30.6.2014 TreeHugger
Here are some tips for taking your recycling to the next level.
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