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Try 5 easy ideas to reduce holiday waste

‘Tis the season to celebrate, but how can we do it without sending an extra five-million tons of trash to the landfills? Consider these five easy ways to give the gift of a cleaner environment to all.

Go natural, or reuse holiday decor

Using natural items from your yard or garden, such as flower heads, […]

Which superheroes are eco-friendly?

Superhero fans often argue about who is the strongest and even the best looking, but who are the best at teaching kids about protecting the environment?

SaveOnEnergy, a UK energy company, created a ranking system based on several eco-factors for 30 of the top superheroes. With the highest score of 127 out of 210, Spider-Man ranked at […]

Is a real or artificial Christmas tree more eco-friendly?

This time of year, the question is almost always asked. Is a real or artificial Christmas tree the most environmentally responsible?

There are many reasons why real Christmas trees are more eco-friendly, but this year they may be even more popular. The Christmas Tree Promotion Board reports an increase in sales because families looking for safer […]

View migrating bald eagles in Missouri

Thousands of migrating bald eagles can be seen during winter months at state parks, lakes and wildlife refuge areas in Missouri.

Find the best viewing from late December through February at these locations:

Lake of the Ozarks at Bagnell Dam Access, east of Bagnell Dam
Eagle Bluffs Conservation Areaon Route K, southwest of Columbia
Lock & Dam 24 […]

Tax credits & rebates make solar more affordable

If you’ve been thinking about installing solar on your home, it has become increasingly more affordable with lower installation costs, a federal tax credit and utility rebates.

“Solar is now cheaper than ever with residential installation costs plunging 70 percent over the last 10 years,” said Darla Pennington, owner of PennTech, a solar installation and energy-efficiency […]