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Heat providers switching to wood chips for energy

Heat providers switching to wood chips for energy

More heat providers like Griffiss Utility Services Corporation are switching to wood chips, a renewable energy resource, as their fuel source. Terry Ettinger has more in this week's Going Green. 04/14/2014 05:00 AM

ReStore repurposes old, recycled material

ReStore repurposes old, recycled material

Homeowners or contractors doing remodeling projects have an alternative to landfilling their old stuff by recycling it to a new use at a substantial savings for the new owner. Terry Ettinger has more. 03/31/2014 05:00 AM

Students compete to create energy efficient homes

Students compete to create energy efficient homes

In Central New York, students from SUNY-ESF, OCC and SU have to design a home that uses about 50 percent less energy than a home built to current standards. Going Green's Terry Ettinger has more on this nationwide competition. 03/24/2014 05:00 AM

Saving the Russian snow leopard from extinction

Saving the Russian snow leopard from extinction

Snow leopards are fascinating creatures. They’re icons of this high elevation, remote, sparse, rugged, mountain region. Going Green’s Terry Ettinger tells us more about the mascot for the Winter Olympics. Updated 02/10/2014 08:22 AM

Insulating your home properly for the winter

Insulating your home properly for the winter

Cold winter weather is not only uncomfortable; it can be expensive trying to keep your home warm. Going Green's Terry Ettinger explains how to properly insulate your home. 02/03/2014 05:00 AM

Environmental dangers of rock salt

Environmental dangers of rock salt

People use a variety of deicers, rock salt and sand to either melt the ice or provide drivers and walkers with better traction. Each method can help improve safety conditions, but each also brings with it environmental problems. Going Green's Terry Ettinger has more. 01/27/2014 05:00 AM

Programs to stop emerald ash borer infestation

Programs to stop emerald ash borer infestation

The emerald ash borer infestation of New York ash trees continues to spread and Going Green's Terry Ettinger looks into new programs in place to track the invasion. 01/20/2014 05:00 AM

Changing light bulbs

Changing light bulbs

Year 2014 is another transition year in the way we light our homes. 60 and 40 watt incandescent light bulbs are being phased out and being replaced by CFLs and LEDs. In this edition of Going Green, our Terry Ettinger has more. 01/06/2014 05:00 AM

Are wetlands worth it?

Are wetlands worth it?

Is it a good use of taxpayer dollars to fund wetland restoration projects around New York? Terry Ettinger offers an in-depth look. 12/09/2013 05:00 AM

Real or artificial trees?

Real or artificial trees?

Should you get a real Christmas tree or go with an artificial one? Terry Ettinger gives us a suggestion. Updated 12/02/2013 10:59 AM

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