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Bootleg Fire Creates Its Own Weather System

Bootleg Fire Creates Its Own Weather System

It’s almost like something out of a science fiction movie. I’m talking about the Bootleg Fire. The largest wildfire in the U.S. was not only burning out of control. It was so big, it created its own weather system.  As...

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Summer Survival Tips for Pet Owners

Summer Survival Tips for Pet Owners

We’re in the middle of yet another sweltering summer. Some areas of the country have already seen record-high temperatures. Others have broken records for most days above 90 degrees. There is cool air at the end of the tunnel. But...

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What Exactly Is the Emergency Alert System?

What Exactly Is the Emergency Alert System?

Prior to the advent of emergency warning systems, people were frequently sitting ducks. A hurricane could be 24 hours from landfall but the coastal population might have no idea. Thankfully, technology and weather prediction accuracy have improved. Now we’re much...

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Do You Know How to Purify Water?

Do You Know How to Purify Water?

Approximately 5.5 million Americans receive their tap water from systems exceeding the federal lead action level. That’s according to a recent, multi-year study. Of course, lead is only one of many water contaminants that come out of some faucets in...

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Medicinal Plants Have a Long History

Medicinal Plants Have a Long History

How long have herbs and other plants been used for medicinal purposes? Probably for as long as human civilizations have existed. Archaeological evidence shows that humans used medicinal plants during the Paleolithic Era. That was about 60,000 years ago.  The...

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