Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke, carbon monoxide alarm sounds, taking appropriate actions
 JEFFERSON CITY — Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps and electronic sounds than ever before. Next …
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Owensville man, dogs left homeless on Thanksgiving
A mobile home fire south of Owensville on Thanksgiving morning resulted in 71 year-old Wendell Forrester and his five dogs being …
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Graffiti vandals at Winter Park face felony juvenile charges
Owensville Police, along with the Juvenile Office, is finishing up the investigation of felony property damage from graffiti that has …
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Child, 3 months, dies Monday at rural day care
An autopsy was scheduled today (Wednesday) at the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office in Columbia for a 3-month-old boy who …
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MASA encourages school boards to address ESSER appropriations with legislators
An additional deadline on $1.9 billion of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER3) public education funds has school …
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Reaching Carbon Neutrality For $1 A Day
(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the …
Growing a Sustainable Future from Pasture to Plate

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4 steps to being a more conscious consumer

(BPT) - Today, it’s not enough for a company to make good products. Savvy consumers want to know the businesses and brands they patronize make a positive difference. Do they produce products in …

Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns …

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As carry out surges during the pandemic, landfills are filled with disposable containers

When the world could no longer eat together in restaurants at the beginning of 2020, many of us turned to take-out, delivery and fast food. Online meal delivery revenues in the United States are projected to reach $26.5 billion this year, a 20 percent increase over 2019.

What are the most environmentally friendly alternatives for food packaging?

What are the safest and most environmentally friendly disposable food containers and products available?

How to pick safer disposable materials

How can anyone evaluate one-to-one replacements for disposable food service ware designed to be less harmful to health and the environment? It’s not easy. Orb Media has created a basic …
Environmental Education
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Energy-Saving Ideas
(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big …
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Sustainable Eating for a Better Earth
(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the …
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Sustainable Sustenance
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Want to go green? These 3 energy choices have big impact
(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and …
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Steps to help small businesses emerge from COVID-19 challenges

(BPT) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted small businesses across the country in numerous ways. From new health guidelines and supply chain woes to hurdles with hiring and retaining employees, …

How you can take a new approach to wellness this New Year’s

(BPT) - If you’re seeking ways to boost your well-being for the new year, consider taking a holistic approach. Don't focus on one specific habit to conquer, but instead look at supporting the …

La temporada de influenza ya está aquí: lo que necesita saber

(BPT) - Después de más de 18 meses de tomar precauciones para ayudar a detener la propagación del COVID-19, el mundo está gradualmente reabriéndose; las familias y …

You can help solve medicine’s “one-size-fits-all” problem. Here’s how.

(BPT) - Have you ever been put on a treatment that just didn’t work for you?Most people like to think that our doctors will always know what treatment will work best. It turns out that all the …

Innovation and Tech Expert Shares Tech Gifts and Gadgets [Video]

(BPT) - It is time to tech the halls! And here to help us pick the latest and greatest gifts and gadgets for everyone on your list is …

Need a career boost? Try an accelerated degree

(BPT) - Amidst dramatic shifts in the national workforce and ever-changing job market, those in or entering their careers without formal education face an uphill challenge.In a recent survey, the …

Doing well by doing good: Ways to give back to your community

(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your …

Processing And Delivering The U.S. Mail

(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing information on how mail gets processed—something everyone should know: The U.S. Postal Service has nearly 34,000 Post Office locations and more than 300 processing …

Many Americans Begrudgingly Return To The Office Full Time; Most Expect Mandatory Vaccinations

(NAPSI)—A new nationwide survey, commissioned by OfficeSpace Software and conducted by The Harris Poll, revealed half of those who went into an office prior to the pandemic don’t want to do so …

Debunking insurance myths

(BPT) - When it comes to insurance, there are several myths that continue to persist, like the myth that red cars are more expensive to insure. That’s false, by the way. Car color has no impact …

BookTrib's Bites: Mystery, History, and Great Children's Books

(NewsUSA)  "Unknown Assailant" by J.L. Doucette Dr. Pepper Hunt and Detective Beau Antelope team up again to investigate a tragic murder/suicide at a ranch of a prominent …

5 dermatologist recommendations to help care for your skin this busy holiday season

(BPT) - Now that it’s the winter holiday season again, schedules and to-do lists are fuller than ever. Between work, family and getting ready for all the celebrations, it’s easy to forget …