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BLP approves advanced metering system for homes

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — In the near future, Marquette Board of Light and Power customers will know exactly how much money they’re spending when running an air-conditioner, dish washer or other appliances that... more »»

Northern Options offers home energy assessment service

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — T.J. Brown climbs into the crawl space of a 118-year-old building complex. Methodically, he inspects the foundation, insulation and the pipes that run into and out of the heating units. more »»

Superior Central first green school in U.P.

March 30, 2009 EBEN JUNCTION — Solar cookers, wind turbines and recycling are much talked about topics at one Alger County school. more »»

Agricultural scientist finds potential in supplemental bioenergy crop

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Farmers in the Upper Peninsula who want to play a role in alternative energy may soon be adding a new crop to their list — switchgras. more »»

Battery recycling options offered throughout area

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Flashlights have them. They can be found in cell phones and computers. Power tools run on them. Batteries energize these and many others things that we use daily. more »»

Organic foods store offers convenience

March 30, 2009 TRAUNIK — A.J. more »»

Reusable grocery bags offered throughout the area

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Grace Andrews, 5, of Gwinn carefully lifted groceries from the Super One grocery belt and put them into reusable shopping bags. The rack of plastic and paper bags was untouched. more »»

NMU dining halls make use of potato-based utensils

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Forks and spoons made out of potatoes and cups made out of corn? Such “strange” items can be found in Northern Michigan University’s dining halls, according to Art Gischia,... more »»

WM truck picks up recyclables in “one pass”

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Three out of four households participate in Marquette’s curbside recycling program, according to Lynn Morgan, spokeswoman for Waste Management in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Natural cosmetics, organic skin products in abundance, but which are the real deal?

March 30, 2009 MARQUETTE — Natural cosmetics, organic skin care, holistic make-up — the choices for natural beauty products seem endless when browsing the shelves at stores such as the Marquette Food Co-op,... more »»



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