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When it's time to toss the tree, keep it green

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The holidays are almost over and you’re tired of vacuuming up pine needles five times a day. When it’s time to take  large_transparent_png_christmas_tree_with_gifts_zpse9787be9down that tree, though, don’t just toss it out with the trash — consider a more eco-friendly solution instead.

Residents of Bethlehem and Allentown can set...

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Some water-saving tips for cold weather

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Even though it looks like the Lehigh Valley region is in for some heavy rain over the next few days, we’re nowhere near out of the woods when it comes to the DEP’s drought warning. That calls for all of us to make some smart decisions when it comes to water use.

As we’ve stated...

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How much water does that Thanksgiving feast gobble up?

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the amount of water it takes toclipart-thanksgiving-thanksgiving_spread_01 make some of our favorite foods. For this experiment, we turned to the Los Angles Times and used their interactive graphic,...

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Get pipes, water meter ready for cold weather

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It's been a relatively warm fall so far — the third warmest on record — but don't take a kinder, gentler autumn for granted. Instead, use the time wisely and ensure your house's plumbing is ready for winter. 

Before the big chill hits, check your house to make sure your water meter and any water lines...

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It's time to tuck in the garden for winter

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The nights are longer, the temperature is colder and, unless you have some late Fall veggies growing, it's time to get your garden ready for the winter. 

One of the first things you should do is pull up any remaining (unless you're still growing veggies) plants and vines. While some people leave them in oRead More

Antibacterial products doing more harm than good, scientists say

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We all know that proper hygiene starts with hand washing – but are you doing your body — and the environment — more harm than good?

 You are if you’re using antibacterial soap, it...

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Dumpster pools and hydrants are not the way to chill out

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Philadelphia's Dumpster pools have been all over the news, so it seems a good time to remind everyone (especially with a wave of 90-degree-plus weather predicted for later this week) that it is NOT cool to use hydrants — or Dumpsters — to beat the heat. 

While the idea of using a trash receptacle for a pool is...

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From deep underground to deep trouble

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ART28Can you name the next big thing in the mining industry?

A newfound vein of gold or silver, perhaps? Rare earths that are used in cell phones? Previously untapped supplies of coal?

Nope. It’s water.

In India and other countries all over the globe, people have given up traditional farming...

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Every drop really does matter

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As you probably know, part of LCA’s motto is “every drop matters,” but have you ever thought about what that really means?

As Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently pointed out, “You may think every drop of rain falling from the sky, or each glass of water...

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Get mosquitoes to bug off - naturally

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With all the talk about the Zika virus this year, on top of the threat of West Nile, mosquitoes are more unwelcome than ever. While sprays with DEET work wonders, there’s always a concern that the chemicals could be doing as much 772px-Culex_pipiens_diagram_en.svgharm as the biting bugs.

We...

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