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10 ways to ditch plastics

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Back in January, we wrote about the flood of plastic trash that’s polluting our waterways. We’re going to revisit that post again today, add some more details, and include a few more suggestions about what you can do to reduce your use of plastic.

Plastic is, literally, everywhere. We use plastic utensils, plates, cups and...

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Wet winter helping California recover

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califdroughtmonitorWe’ve posted a few times about the severity of the drought in the Western states – in particular, California. Here’s good news, for a change – the water level in some of the state’s reservoirs is starting to return to normal. A recent article on Read More

Plastics are polluting our waterways

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If you’ve seen The Graduate, you might remember the immortal words of Mr. McGuire to Benjamin Braddock: “There's a great future in plastics.”  

In the 50 years since that movie’s debut, it’s become clear that those were wise words — at least from an investor’s point of view: Civilization has become addicted to plastic. And while...

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Water you waiting for? Teach kids about the importance of H20 today

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It’s no secret that the Earth’s clean water resources are shrinking rapidly. Pollution, waste, drought — all play a role in draining our supplies of potable H20.

There are, of course, many ways we can conserve water. The trouble is, it’s often hard to convince people that water PH65Read More

Flow returning to Little Lehigh - pictures

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Water flow has returned to all sections of the Little Lehigh Creek since the steady rainfall in late November. Fortunately, precipitation has been steady since then – at least enough to keep the Little Lehigh flowing. Rain is in the forecast again the week of January 8, which is promising.

Here are two pictures from the...

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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

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