Living Lightly on the Earth: Healthy Home Habitats
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Michele Chalice points out her ReVision solar array. Solar Champion Launches Business to Improve Home Efficiency The magnet on her car asks, “Ready to Make a Difference?” and that question centers most of Michele Chalice’s life philosophy. A former landscape architect living in Keene, NH, Michele began renovating her home in 2017 with a goal […]

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads For Earth With Asteroid Sample
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Obipale shares a press release from NASA: After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. On Monday, May 10, at 4:23 p.m. EDT the spacecraft fired its […]

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This Earth Month, Eat Local, Eat Veggie, Eat In-Season
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In northern New England we are often spoiled with produce in the summer months: local strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for breakfast, fresh tomatoes and corn to grill, a wide variety of greens for salads. But what about in the shoulder seasons, when the ground is still frozen and we’re wearing mittens to the farm stand? […]

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In an Odd Twist, Cleaner Air in China May Mean a Warmer Earth
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Coal plant upgrades led to a dramatic reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions. But those particles also help reflect solar heat away from the planet.

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When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won't Be Able to Answer
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Voyager 2 has been traveling through space for 43 years, and is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth. But every so often, something goes wrong. From a report: At the end of January, for instance, the robotic probe executed a routine somersault to beam scientific data back to Earth when an error triggered […]

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Closest Black Hole To Earth Found 'Hiding in Plain Sight'
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The massive cosmic object lurks in a star system you can see with the naked eye. From a report: During winter in the Southern Hemisphere, a blue point of light in the constellation Telescopium gleams overhead. The brilliant pinprick on the sky, which looks like a bright star, is actually two stars in close orbit […]

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NASA Earth data powers energy-saving decisions
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Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 21, 2020 NASA’s long-term, global view of Earth from space includes data on sunlight, wind, temperature and precipitation, all key elements in understanding how our planet works. That same, information is also being put to very practical use on Earth by improving the energy efficiency of buildings and siting renewable energy […]

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Play in the Dirt for the Earth!
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Compost can be added to soil to keep it healthy, and you can compost at home with fruit and veggie scraps! Article from our April “Kids’ Edition” newsletter Let’s talk about dirt. It’s everywhere, and we like to wash it off, vacuum it up, and keep it out of the house – but we can’t […]

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