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Aiken County recycling rate nearly three times better than Augusta's

...recycle while encouraging more participation on a younger level. If we develop the mindset that recycling creates a better environment and stronger community, parents are going to listen to their children (and) do what they already know is right."Dyches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-30/aiken-county-recycling-rate-n
Smoking not extinguished in bars, restaurants

...passed a law prohibiting smoking in bars and restaurants. It was promoted as a way to improve "the health, comfort and environment'' of Georgians.The law, still in effect, has some exemptions, including allowing smoking in an establishment if it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-29/smoking-not-extinguuised-bar
Nature, history buffs will find Connecticut town delightful

...Hepburn's career.The eco-savvy set should appreciate that Old Saybrook goes to great lengths to protect its ecological environments, largely tidal wetlands, coastal forest and the Connecticut River estuaries. Down on the point, Old Saybrook Monument...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2015-06-27/nature-history-buffs-will-fi
Make CSRA smoke-free

...of years, the YMCA has established a smoke-free workplace policy to allow our members and staff to enjoy a clean-air environment.I would like to invite you to join our efforts in Georgia and across the United States to make Augusta a 100 percent smoke-free...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-26/make-csra-smoke-free
Rants & Raves

...place? Ideally, all nursing homes, regardless of cost, should provide outstanding care in a warm, clean, and loving environment, but the reality is that money talks once again. HILLARY CLINTON, CAUGHT in so many lies, can we believe her campaign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/rants-raves
Students see improved performance in summer school at Haines Elementary

...something like this, and I was nervous when I applied. But watching the kids improve and working with them in a small classroom environment was just awesome for me," Trobaugh said. "Working with the students individually on achieving performance goals really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-26/students-see-improved-per
Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

...involved at the center as a work-study assistant two months ago, said the best part is the center provides a structured environment where veterans and service members feel comfortable sharing information about a course, instructor and other resources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-06-24/augusta-tech-offers-troop
Mulch is good, but which is the best?

...worst things you do for your tree or shrubs.POSSIBLE DARK SIDES: Potential Problem No. 1 is that mice love the moist environment created by organic mulches. Furthermore, mice like to gnaw on bark, so thick mulch piled against plant stems provides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-06-25/mulch-good-which-bes
Environment has been cause of concern for many popes

...Francis' upcoming encyclical on the environment that you might think a pope had never...population growth as it affects the environment is one of the key questions that will...are known to harm the atmosphere and environment," he wrote. "The resulting meteorological...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-12/environment-has-been-cause-concern-
New EPA rule would increase fuel efficiency for heavy trucks

...recent actions by President Obama on the environment, including a new federal rule regulating...Foxx said the new rules would help the environment and the economy, as trucks use less...protecting Americans' health and our environment over the long haul."Under the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-19/new-epa-rule-would-increas