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CHANNELLOCK, the leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality pliers and hand tools, today unveiled its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved website.
The new site features a number of enhanced browsing capabilities, starting with the homepage which allow customers to browse gloves by feature and job function.
Cam has an exciting evening when his neighbor drops off another expectant cow.
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
Reconstruction on U.S. 36, the highway linking Boulder to Denver, will transform transportation in Colorado and bring more reliable options to commuters.
Ed and Laurie struggle with making time for visitors while dealing with all of the daily business and homesteading tasks.
The American Highland Cattle Association is funding a Highland beef research study on fatty acid profiles, tenderness of cooked steaks and sensory characteristics of Highland beef.
Some states are doing away with laws that require motorcycle riders to drive helmetless. Are they brain-damaged already?
Animal-vehicle wrecks cause about 200 human fatalities and 29,000 injuries a year. The fight between wildlife and urban developers seems never-ending, but wildlife crossings can be a solution. Learn how you can help just by giving your state's Department of Transportation a call.
Honda cars are famously reliable, and now there's an online community for owners of 100,000+ mileage cars to share their stories.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy launches a national campaign aimed at the American Automobile Association.
A summary of the entire process of installing a 30' x 72' hoophouse from putting up the hoops to pulling the plastic over the entire structure.
The daily realities of living in the mountains.
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting.
These kids just won’t quit! Jumping up and standing on horses is one sure way for goats to get up higher than the rest.
A reader living in a small apartment with no ventilation needs help figuring out how to improve apartment air quality.
Cam discusses the decision to go off-grid or on-grid and shares his experience with batteries and the dangers of high winds to solar panels.
Ed and Bruce share their experiences with homesteading and self-sufficiency in a rural setting. This segment is on using natural resources around the homestead.
Captured rainwater off of roofs can save money and water use.
These space-saving, smart front loading units perfectly accommodate apartments and small spaces and eliminate the need to wash your clothes, remove them from the washer and place them into a separate machine for drying.
Getting ready for the new garden season is full of anticipation and ideas!
Growing raspberries and other vegetables at high elevation and the challenges.
Gardening for the first time ever in a hoophouse is a lot like gardening elsewhere. But, it is gardening in a whole different climate!
Some of the difficulties we encounter in gardening at a high elevation
Success at growing food at the 4200' elevation and some of the challenges.
How we live in the mountains during the winter.
Having early tomatoes is a new goal of mine going into the first spring with my hoophouse. Join me and follow my blog to see if my strategies work.
Time to pick out the right hoophouse for my growing needs and install it! It will be a lot of work, but will offer a new farming experience that will expand my harvesting season.
The "High Mileage Car Show" at the latest Mother Earth News Fair, and the pleasure of driving a fuel efficient car.
The second attempt at weatherproofing MAX involves a convertible top which flips open to get in or out of the cockpit. Not perfect, but not bad.
Removing large quantities of snow. For more on how we cope with snow check out our personal blog at www.brucecarolcabin.blogspot.com where we post regular updates on our life here on the mountain.
I think testing your home for radon is a good idea, and these dogs agree with me!
A newly “refurbished home” smells bad. It has been 3 months and the smells are still overwhelming. Some helpful suggestions.
Tips on how to improve air quality while driving your kids to school.
Tips on how to protect children during Children's Health Month in October!
Tips on how to be smart about salt this winter and protect water quality.
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
Tips on how to calculate your nitrogen footprint.
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
Tips on how to improve lakeshore habitat conditions by reducing nutrient pollution.
Tips on how saving energy this fall and winter can help reduce nutrient pollution in water bodies.
March 10-16, 2013 is National Groundwater Awareness Week and groundwater provides over 40 percent of U.S. population with drinking water. You can protect water quality at home by conserving water.
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
Productive urban landscapes, if managed correctly, can reduce pollution in local watershed.
Learn the parts of a pond’s watershed and the differences between aboveground and belowground ponds to determine which pond type is the best for your property.
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
There are weeds in the pond, what to do and what to use. A description of what to do with pond weeds and how to manage them with the various pond weed tools available on the market and a description on how they work. In this article we do not discuss chemical treatments and stick to natural methods.
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
Tips on how to protect yourself form harmful algal blooms.
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
Tips on how to use "best burn practices" at home to minimize wood smoke and protect your health.
Tips on how to properly maintain your home's septic system.
June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
Tips on how green roofs can benefit your wallet and the environment!
Tips on how to prevent soil compaction on your lawn and reduce water pollution!
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
Are you air aware? Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week.
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
Because county health departments and public water systems check only for a few contaminants, homeowners are advised to test their own water, an inexpensive and simple solution for peace of mind.
Keeping your pond healthy and its inhabitant healthy can be a challenge, but knowing the basic steps to a healthy ecosystem can keep the pond alive for years, even reverse the aging process. Let’s look at two highly recommended tools for pond maintenance, aeration and beneficial pond bacteria.
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
Putting up a hoophouse expands the growing opportunity into the barren winter months. A USDA program is helping market growers purchase a hoophouse to find out if local farmers and consumers reap benefits from extending local growing seasons.
Spring is here and those tomato plants that were started in January are settled into their new hoophouse home. I have hopes for early tomatoes; will a late freeze stifle this goal?
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
Medical marijuana was a $1.7 billion industry last year--just shy of Viagra as pot-related businesses crop up across the country.
Describes the process of forming a community garden from the physical and energetic standpoints. The power of teamwork, the joy of accomplishment and the building of a feeling of group unity are described.
A 2012 survey by Northeast Group LLC was published in October, claiming 95 percent of U.S. cities that have tried LED streetlights are satisfied with the results, saving nearly 60 percent in costs.
Dan Chiras of The Evergreen Institute invites readers to attend a one-day conference on the future of building in Wichita, Kansas.
Broadening your understanding of mold and mildew in the house will help you to eliminate this hazard to health and home value.
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
The price of food and oil are interminably linked. We are seeing this in our trips to the supermarket: every time we go, it's more expensive. What's a body to do?
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
So many paint colors to choose from for Simran Sethi’s home, but one standard must be met: no VOCs or harmful chemicals.
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi goes through the process of rejuvenating her hardwood floors, and describes how to avoid harmful ingredients in cleaning products, such as volatile organic compounds, in the process.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
"Green" cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
Most conventional paints and coatings emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which can contribute to poor indoor air quality as well as to smog. This overview includes a link to a product listing of healthier low-VOC, zero-VOC, and natural paints.
Ordering bees in January doesn't seem to make sense, until you understand that April is the cruelest month. Plus, if you order bees in January, and then you don't need them - that's just a reason to celebrate! Order early!