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Understanding the Predictions for the 2014 Hurricane Season

The dire hurricane predictions for an active 2013 hurricane season overshot the actual number of storms that occurred: thirteen named storms and only two hurricanes. In spite of warm waters off the west coast of Africa that make a nursery for powerful cyclones, most tropical systems dissipated before organizing into storms. This was due to unexpectedly [&hellip

11 Sizzling Grilling Tips for Summer

11 Sizzling Grilling Tips for Summer

Memorial Day officially fires up the summer grilling season. Yet, there’s a number of failed backyard grillardins (grill chefs) who are shaking their tongs at their fire pits, tormented by the inedible slabs of carbonized leather they produce for their family and friends. Fear not, frustrated ones. After consulting — at no small personal expense [&hellip

Ecofriendly Travel

Eco-Friendly Travel Destinations

Planning a last minute family vacation before the kids head back to school? If you’re passionate about going green, check out some of these eco-friendly family travel destinations: Portland – Ranked as the greenest city in America, Portland should top the list of any eco-lover searching for vacation ideas! San Francisco – With a commitment [&hellip

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Direct Energy Buzz August 9 Edition

Wow, the week just flew by! We’re pretty glad it’s Friday, how about you? It’s definitely hot out there. Remember to drink plenty of ice water (out of a reusable water bottle of course) if you’re planning on spending time in the great outdoors this weekend. On Monday, we shared seven ways to cool off [&hellip

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Eco-Friendly Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

With students preparing for the upcoming school year, it may seem like summer is coming to an end, but the summer heat is still in full swing! Instead of cranking up the air conditioning, which can increase your electric bills, try some of these eco-friendly tips for beating hot August days: Cool off with cool [&hellip