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Report analyzes which one is better for the environment BY JESSICA ROY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The question: Is a real Christmas tree better for the environment than a fake one? The answer: It depends on your plans for the future. Every year, 95 million families in America put up a Christmas tree. Deciding whether to go with […]

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BY RONALD D. WHITE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS For the second year in a row, American consumers are paying more for their Christmas trees, and the selection might not be as lush. “It’s a tight supply and demand balance this year,” said Doug Hundley, spokesman for the National Christmas Tree Association, which projects that trees across […]

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Along with the holiday cheer and gift giving, fire safety should be at the top of everyone’s list. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles are responsible for 38 percent of home decoration structure fires. In fact, the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day and Christmas Eve. “The […]

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Maybe it has always been like this. If so, I am not sure precisely what triggered my new concern. But in either case, there seems to be an exceptional amount of plastic on highways, streets, in bushes, etc. It is mainly in the form of used plastic bags. I became aware that it was entering […]