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DC works to expand solar power initiatives to the poor

The nation's capital is one of the more aggressive areas in the country pursuing a clean energy plan, and it plans to reach those goals by working in poor and wealthy neighborhoods alike.

August 13, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | Living Green

Myths vs. facts: What you should do to stay safe in a lightning storm

Rain, snow, hail and sleet: We have seen it all this spring. The American Red Cross recently stated the dos and don’ts on how to handle a thunderstorm with lightning, and debunked some common myths.

May 16, 2016 | Carlos Baquerizo | Living Green

Can playing Angry Birds 2 save the planet? On #EarthDay, Apple says yes

The first Earth Day had a decidedly hippie vibe.

April 27, 2016 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living Green

Have You Seen This? Gamer plays Xbox with father who passed away

THE MATRIX — I’m not much for gaming. There was a time in my life where I became obsessed with Sims on my home PC, enjoyed playing Pokemon on my pocket GameBoy, and even dabbled in a little original Spyro on Playstation, mostly because I liked collecting jewels and being followed by a small pixie.

April 19, 2016 | Angie Treasure | Living Green

8 tips to live more environmentally conscious

It’s easy to think of ourselves as humans on Earth, instead of acknowledging that we are as much a part of this planet as the mountains and trees. But given that we are inextricably connected with this world and the other life on it, caring for our home and the very essence of what we are is vital.

March 14, 2016 | Brooke Nally FamilyShare | Living Green

Video: Award-winning actress transformed into ‘Star Wars’ character using Disney technology

HOLLYWOOD — A new video explaining a bit of movie magic featured in box office blockblaster “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shows Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o being transformed into a character featured in that galaxy far, far away.

January 31, 2016 | Angie Treasure | Living Green

Why clean cooking hasn't saved the climate

Throughout the Paris climate talks, India maintained a firm position that raising its vast population out of poverty was its top priority, according to the New York Times. That meant India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, would pursue policies that help its poorest people even if that increases its contribution to global warming.

December 20, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living Green

America's greatest idea

For the past few weeks, we’ve been doing what can only be termed "the Great American Road Trip."

August 12, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living Green

How nature heals the brain

The next time you begin to worry, you may just want to take a walk in the woods.

August 05, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living Green

Have You Seen This? Hiker catches volcano eruption on camera

THE VOLCANO — Last week, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted not once but twice in just 24 hours.

April 29, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | Living Green

Out of the Morgue

In the newspaper business, the term 'morgue' refers to the place where a newspaper keeps its "dead" papers. In today's lingo, this is called the archive files. Some papers use microfilm, or even scan to PDF format. Others have print editions bound into annual volumes and stacked on shelves in a basement, where over time they become yellowed and brittle. They're used mainly for internal research by writers who need background information for current stories, or ad people who need to recall past campaigns. Sometimes, they're used by people researching genealogical history, or historians writing books. Other ...

August 06, 2012 | Veronica Coons | Living Green

Center offers extreme recycling

Extreme Recycling is an electronic scrap recycling facility in Topeka. It is one of only five permitted electronic scrap processers in Kansas. The company processes an average of 168,000 pounds of electronic waste per month, 10 percent of which is collected directly from households and 90 percent of which is collected from businesses. Extreme Recycling has a process for each item that comes into their facility.

June 11, 2012 | | Living Green

Spring cleaning gone green

Throwing open the windows on the first warm day of the year is a great feeling. Many people also find the urge to give their house a good once over, getting rid of all the dust, dirt and clutter that have accumulated over the winter. This year, it will be easy to keep your annual scrub-down as green as possible with these tips:

March 19, 2012 | | Living Green

Keep warm, save energy and help the environment

Improve your home's comfort and save energy and money while doing the right thing for the environment. By using energy efficiently in your home, you will conserve valuable natural resources and lessen the environmental impacts associated with fuel production and power generation. Follow these simple recommendations:

February 05, 2012 | | Living Green

When it comes to greening a corporate reputation, study shows that words may speak louder than actio

Corporations are clamoring to be green, but their environmental reputation may depend more on what they say rather than what they do, according to a study by a Kansas State University researcher and other collaborators.

January 31, 2012 | | Living Green

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