Belleview News and Announcements

  • Earth Talk: President Obama's Environmental Legacy

    Dear EarthTalk: Now that his second term is winding down, what will President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy look like? -- M.D. The environment may not have been one of candidate Barack Obama’s signature issues in the run-up to the 2008 election;...

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  • Earth Talk: Environment policy under President Donald Trump

    Dear EarthTalk: What kinds of changes to federal environmental policies can we expect to see from Donald Trump when he assumes the presidency? -- D.S. Like many Americans, environmental advocates are alarmed at the results of the 2016 election. What worri...

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  • Earth Talk: Polyester fleece clothing and our oceans

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that polyester fleece clothing is a huge contributor to the problem of plastic in our oceans? -- M.W. We’re all familiar with the issue of non-biodegradable plastic debris (shopping bags, soda bottles, fishing nets etc.) c...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Homes for Heroes

    Moving, along with buying and selling a home can be one of the more stressful life events. Throughout the process there are many details to consider, papers to be gathered, inspections to be conducted. It’s a wonder people don’t give up.   One organization i...

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  • Why your dog wants to go the dog park...today!

    Sure, your pooch gets their daily walk(s) – but when he’s looking up at you with those sad puppy eyes, what he’s telling you is that he wants to go to the dog park!  Many communities in the area have a dog park now, and for good reason:  it gives pooches a ri...

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  • Earth Talk: What’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves?

    Dear EarthTalk: You hear a lot about solar and wind energy, but what’s new in efforts to generate electricity from ocean waves? -- M.B. Wave power advocates cheered in September 2016 when Hawaii-based Naval researchers started feeding power from two...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Best Friends is a No-Kill Sanctuary

    You don’t have to believe that “dog is man’s best friend” to agree the Best Friends Organization is friend to dog and man alike. Best Friends is a national animal welfare organization operating as a no-kill animal sanctuary.    Every day thousands o...

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  • Earth Talk: The Trump Administration and the environment

    Dear EarthTalk: I’m concerned about the impact the new administration will have on the environment, especially the calls to bypass renewables and ramp up fossil fuel production. What can I do as an average citizen to combat harmful environmental policies?  -- C.B. ...

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  • Earth Talk: Vegan Product Recommendations

    Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products? -- J.T. The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Random Acts of Kindess Offer Warmth

    Remember when you were young and you had to wear a hat, gloves and a scarf before you could leave the house to go play in the snow? Your Mom or Dad was smart to make you bundle up. Wearing hats, gloves and scarves protect some of our most vulnerable areas and help keep the b...

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