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Saving energy with white roofs

Saving energy with white roofsDear EarthTalk: I've heard that simply painting your roof white can reduce household electricity bills by 40 percent. Is this something any of us can do? -- Susan Pierson, Sumter, SC
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Metro Transit 2012 ridership tops 81 million

Metro Transit 2012 ridership tops 81 millionCustomers boarded Metro Transit buses and trains more than 81 million times in 2012 – an increase of 165,044 rides (0.2%) over 2011. Ridership on the Hiawatha light-rail line was the highest in the line's history at 10.5 million.
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Winter sports scene hot in Minnesota

Fall and early winter have been interesting times on the Minnesota sports scene.
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Why we can't wait

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15, 1929. This month, all over the country and the world events and activities will be held to commemorate his contributions and achievements with are many and noteworthy. He was a leader, preacher, activist, and writer. I believe one of his greatest works was written in 1963 from his jail cell in Birmingham Alabama. Without the aid of any reference material, Dr. King wrote the 20 page letter on the margin of the newspapers and other scrap pieces of paper. He words in the letter were so thought-provoking and powerful that they still resonate today.
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What on Earth is geotourism?

What on Earth is geotourism?Dear EarthTalk: I've heard of Eco-Tourism, but what on Earth is "Geo-Tourism?
-- Sally Kardaman, Sumter, SC
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The true compatibility test

It seems that everywhere you look there is some sort of advertisement talking about how to find a mate. They make it appear so simple. All you have to do is take a compatibility test and their high powered computer software will match you up with the right person. They lead you to believe that their database only has good, honest people in their system, but we know in reality a person that is not honest in their heart will not be honest in their profile. The true compatibility test is the one that reveals what is stored in the heart of a person. Here are a few characteristics to look for that may not show up on the computer's compatibility test.
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The benefits of public transportation

The benefits of public transportationDear EarthTalk: It might seem obvious, but what would be the primary benefits of public transit as an alternative to the private automobile if our country were to make a major commitment to it?
-- James Millerton, Armstrong, PA
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