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Sierra Club Outings: Natural cures for the “Winter Blues”

One of the things I like about living in the Midwest is the four distinct seasons we have. One can visit the same location during each season and it will have a completely different look. It’s fun to get outside and enjoy each of the seasons, but it is more difficult to do so during t
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Chapter Intervenes in KCC Electricity Rate Proceedings

The effects of climate change are becoming very serious worldwide.  As a result the Kansas Chapter has developed a policy to oppose any new coal fired power plant proposed in the state and to push for energy conservation and the use of renewable energy, particularly wind power from ce
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Kansas Select Legislative Committee on Energy Makes Recommendations to 2006 Kansas Legislature

A “Select Committee on Energy”, composed of ten state legislators, met for five days at the state capitol in December and January to study: The current economic situation as it pertains to energy including pricing, distribution, production capacity, utilization, and tax policy on gaso
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LEEDS For Green Design

The media tells us the bad news about the impact humans are having on our planet. The building industry has played a major role in this global decline. Consider the impact of buildings: 65.2% of total U.S. electricity consumption 30% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 136 million
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Chimney Swifts’ Tower

November 5th was a day with a lot of action in Lawrence.  On campus, the goal posts came down as jubilant students celebrated KU’s first football victory over Nebraska in 36 years.  South of town, something even better was going up.  The Wakarusa Group gathered in the Baker Wetlands a
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