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Earth Day goes virtual

Photo caption: Environmentalists encourage people everywhere to honor the planet during Earth Week, a virtual celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 20-25, 2020. Credit: Kristian Fagerström, FlickrCC. Dear EarthTalk: Now that Earth Day is 50 years old, I’m wondering how it originally started and whether the Coronavirus put a damper on […]

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Is solar in your future?

Dear EarthTalk: I need to get my roof replaced as a result of storm damage (thanks global warming!). Is Tesla’s solar roof a good deal and do other companies offer similar products—with the photovoltaic cells integrated into the roofing material? — Kenny S., Vero Beach, FL It would be a stretch to call Tesla’s new […]

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Paddlers ahoy at Lake Samm May 12 – 13, 2017

Canoeists, kayakers, and paddleboarders congregate at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Wash., for demos, tours, races, and exhibits at the Northwest Paddling Festival on May 12 and 13. This is the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and […]

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Add some dahlia pizzazz to your landscape

By Melinda Myers Plan now for a memorable grand finale in this year’s garden. Dahlias are spring-planted bulbs with big, colorful flowers that bloom continuously from midsummer to the first fall frost. Early in the season, the foliage of these easy-care plants provides a lush green backdrop for nearby annuals and perennials. Then, as many […]