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I miss my paper grocery bag

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I miss my paper grocery bag
That’s right. I’d like to trade that mountain of flimsy plastic for six good strong paper bags. Walking in the grocery with bags full of plastic bags to return to the store’s “recycle” bin, I feel defeated when I walk out with more plastic. So I started comparing the trips when I get paper bags to those other days (which are more usual) when I get plastic. My average grocery buy of $94 will fit in six good paper bags. But more frequently they are packed in 15 plastic bags with at least thre...
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Burning forest was controversial at first

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 Burning forest was controversial at first
The history of fire in Southern forests is a long and vexing one. Setting fire to the woods has been a common practice in the South. Some have described it as natural as the honking of migrating geese or the appearance of crimson foliage on sweet gums.
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When fire is essential

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When fire is essential
Fire good. Not only is that a line from Frankenstein’s monster, portrayed by Boris Karloff in the 1931 movie, but it’s also the opinion of many who perform the centuries-old practice of prescribed burning as a way to keep forests healthy.
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Following his own form, function

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Following his own form, function
Form follows function in the engineering world, which doesn’t mean what they create is attractive, Johnny Green says, but during his first decade of retired life, he is finding what is considered attractive is rather subjective, especially with the works he creates out of wood. Green came up in the sand and gravel business. His family designed and built huge pieces of machinery meant to move earth and rock on land or collect in waterways. At 74, he spends much of his time in a spacious workshop...
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Can bats be repopulated?

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Can bats be repopulated?
Bats are an important species in forests; they consume enormous amounts of insects each night. In Louisiana there are 12 different types of bats, 10 of which have been caught and cataloged by Texas Tech University graduate student Carlos Garcia. However, neither the elusive Yellow bat nor Mexican Free-tailed bat that flies above the forest canopy are what excites him most.
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Reform the Guest Worker program

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Reform the Guest Worker program
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) is advocating to reform the guest worker program because we consider it an essential element of a stable and predictable workforce — now and in the future.
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