September Lawn Care Tips

This time of the year, in the early fall  is a prime-time to take care of your lawn. There are many opportunities to help your lawn at the present time and for the future. Aeration – Now is the perfect time to aerate your lawn, digging holes 2-2.5 inches deep for depth will insure that

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Hurricane Irene – The Aftermath

More people were hit by Hurricane Irene than any other storm in United States history.  Today we will learn more about all of the devastation that occurred this weekend. Homes, Businesses, Roads, Power lines, Trees and Automobiles. At least 21 deaths and 4.5 million people without electricity.  The aftermath of this storm will be felt

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Antibacterial Soaps and Triclosan

According to a recent New York Times article, “Antibacterial Chemical Raises Safety Issues” there may be some cause for concern regarding some anti-bacterial soaps and a chemical called triclosan. Triclosan is currently being evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration because of safety concerns. Triclosan has been around for 40 years and was introduced as

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Omaha Agri-Business Meeting

Monday, August 29, 2011 Place:  Anthony’s Steakhouse 12.00pm – 1.15pm Bruce Wiles, Wiles Brothers will speak about the effects of the current  Missouri River Flooding  is having on his cropland and the actions he has taken and is in the process of taking with respect to this disaster. It should be an interesting session. Check

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School Supplies PVC – Free

It is that time of year when parents and children are crossing off all of the school items required by their teachers. I came across this guide, CHEJ PVC-Vree School Supplies provided by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.  It has a list of items to consider when purchasing school supplies. I have to

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Back to School Mold Check

This subject really caught me by surprised and was a good wake-up call. This morning I was searching for an article on mold and put the word “mold” in the search bar and wanted to see the latest entries so I searched Google News for mold and could not believe that a majority of the

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Biosolids – Know the facts

I came across an article “Biosolids not all bad, says boosters” . This article speaks to a battle raging over the future of Nova Scotia’s soil. Some of the opposition believe biosolids present a clear risk to human health because of the accumulation of heavy metals and chemicals found in biosolids.  Discussions  like the one

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Bisphenol A in Dollar Bills and Receipts

Yesterday, it was announced that BPA has been found in all types of currency. Cash receipts and bank notes also contain the substance BPA.  More information can be found in this article, “Paper currency tainted with drugs and bisphenol A” “Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical  used as a plastics hardener. Many products that are

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