Category: Environment

HINTS FOR HOMEOWNERS Stay Powered Up All Winter Long

(NAPSI)—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that it will be a wetter-than-average winter across most of the northern United States, extending from the northern Rockies to the eastern Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley. This could mean hazardous weather in some regions, including ice storms and windstorms that could knock out power. Now Read More …

YOUR YARD Planning Your Water Well

(NAPSI)—To best ensure you have an adequate supply of good-quality water, it’s important to do some planning before the work begins, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). New Homes This is true whether you’re having a new water well installed or replacing an old well. For example, when building a new house, it’s Read More …

PETS AND PEOPLE ‘Bone Up’ On Wise Winter Weather Practice For Your Pet

(NAPSI)—Notwithstanding their fur coats, pets can feel the cold just as humans do. So it’s up to you to ensure that your furry friends stay safe and warm during the colder months. To help, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), the international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers Read More …

FISH NEWS AND NOTES Ten Ways To Choose Sustainable Seafood

(NAPSI)—A seafood-rich diet offers major health benefits. Federal Dietary Guidelines recommend two to three servings of seafood a week but fewer than one in five Americans heed that suggestion. Between concern over mercury levels, environmental protection and the benefits of farmed vs. wild-caught fish, many consumers find selecting seafood anything but simple. The good news Read More …

BE CAR CARE AWARE Avoid Surprise, Winterize

(NAPSI)—As the weather gets colder, winterizing your vehicle should be a top priority. The nonprofit Car Care Council recommends that motorists perform a six-point winter maintenance check of areas that are particularly affected by driving in rough weather. “Harsh weather can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” explained Rich White, executive director Read More …

FLORIDA NEWS & NOTES Property Owners Can Protect Their Homes From Hurricane Damage by Jonathan Rodriguez

(NAPSI)—No state is more prone to hurricanes than Florida—for Floridians, it’s not “if” but “when” the next hurricane will strike. Then, once the storm passes through, the real work of recovery begins. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to know their options as they rebuild, strengthen and upgrade Read More …