Tips for Furnishing Your First Apartment or Dorm Room on a Budget – Associated Content

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Aug 112010
 

If you are worried about taking any old and used furniture and it not looking nice or matching any of your other items in your home, you can always paint all the wood furniture to make it look newer and to …
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Ecology finds PFCs in state waters and fish – Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

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Aug 112010
 

SEATTLE (AP) — Widespread low levels of man-made chemicals used to produce nonstick cookware and breathable waterproof clothing have been detected in Washington water and fish, according to a Department of Ecology …
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Cheyenne Business Leadership Network to Host 2010 BLN Symon Awards Featuring Spencer West – Associated Content

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Aug 102010
 

Nominations for the 2010 BLN Symon Awards are being taken through September 10, and the honors will include Employer of the Year, Spirit of the Cheyenne BLN, Employee of the Year, and Outstanding Military …
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How to Create Passive Revenue Streams for Web Design Freelancers – Associated Content

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Aug 102010
 

Being a freelancer web designer involves a certain amount of risk. One of the biggest risks are the slow months, when not enough clients knock on your door. Generally it is recommended that a freelancing …
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Ecology Action grows from recycling lot to statewide power player – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Aug 102010
 

SANTA CRUZ — What started four decades ago as a small drop-off recycling center has grown into a statewide powerhouse for energy conservation with millions of dollars in revenue. Largely through an expanding …
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When Green can be a Dead Zone

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Aug 102010
 

It seems that by almost every action we take to “improve” our lives we feed the beast that is the destroyer of worlds. I see the same thing happen here in Florida after a heavy rain, all the fertilizers that people insist on using to create a green lawn is washed into our water system and we have an algae bloom. But thankfully not as bad as this, for now.

A Chinese man walks along a Qingdao beach completely blanketed by algae on June 29.

Thick Enteromorpha algae blooms block the small amounts of sunlight that reach deeper-dwelling marine life. And when the algae die, their remains are broken down by fungi and bacteria that suck up oxygen, creating ocean dead zones, Morton explained.

An algal bloom is a feast for the microscopic decomposers, and the dead zones can persist for months as a result.

Local authorities and residents in the popular tourist destination have been struggling over the summer to remove a large mass of green algae that has washed ashore. As of late June, the algae bloom—or “green tide”—covered more than 170 square miles (440 square kilometers) of coasts south of Qingdao.

The algae blanketing the city’s beaches belongs to a species of marine plankton known as Enteromorpha prolifera. The algae can be found in waters all around the world, and can explode in so-called macro-algal blooms if conditions are right, said Steve Morton, a marine biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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Skaneateles Lake safe from contamination after asphalt truck overturns on East Lake Road

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Aug 092010
 

Skaneateles, NY — No damage was done to the Skaneateles Lake watershed after an asphalt truck dumped its load during a crash on East Lake Road in Skaneateles, a Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman said. The truck, owned by Vanslyke…
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Posco Says India’s Enviroment Ministry Ordered Orissa to Stop Buying Land – Bloomberg

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Aug 092010
 

Posco , South Korea’s biggest steelmaker, said India’s environment ministry asked the state government of Orissa to halt land acquisitions from farmers occupying the site of the company’s proposed $12 …
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