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Don’t Be “Phone-y”

Did you know July is cell phone courtesy month? We like this concept. It used to be weird enough to think someone was talking to …

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Pollution Solution: A Fish Story

It’s good to be a fish. Lots of bright blue water to swim in (though you don’t really notice this because water is your natural …

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When Your Rubber Soul Meets the Road

While we’re pretty sure the title of the Beatles’ sixth studio album, Rubber Soul, doesn’t refer to car culture, the words aptly describe summer in …

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An Unvarnished Tale: Paint It Right, Then Rock That Paint!

We heard a tacky story from a business associate the other day. Tacky, literally. It seems the older building he works in has wood paneling …

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Going to the Dogs

It’s not just people who are thrilled beyond measure to be footloose and fancy-free (read: outside) again. After being cooped up with their human companions …

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Trashed! How to Keep Our Oceans Clean

Now that life is evolving into a semblance of what it once was, we can begin focusing on other aspects of it again. Such as …

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Safer Eateries: Grace, Not Grease

The pandemic has affected one very vital aspect of human life in a significant way: our appetites. It’s made eating out not just an enjoyable …

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Virtual Graduations Won’t Stop the Parties … Or the Spills

It’s almost that time of year again, except … nothing is quite what it used to be, is it? Your kids may be getting ready …

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What A Soaker!

Were there abundant April showers where you live and work? If not, you’re likely planning to fire up the garden hose (or hire a landscaping …

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Drumming Up Support for Major Spills

Were you a drum major or majorette in high school or college, effortlessly twirling your baton as you led the marching band at halftime before …

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Laboratory Life: Not for the Timid

Did you dream of working in a lab as a kid, perhaps discovering a cure for some as-yet unknown scourge (ahem…) or quietly toiling away …

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Say Goodbye to Gutter Debris — Safely

After more than a year of suiting up in personal protection gear, with a plethora of masks, face shields, latex gloves, and, in some cases, …

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No Wonder Gas Prices are So High: Intel On the Largest Gas Spill in 20 Years

  Prices at the pump have ballooned in recent weeks, thanks in large measure to the historic winter storm that caused blackouts and frigid temperatures …

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“Plastics”? Substitute: “Sustainable”

More than half a century ago, a businessman advised a youthful Dustin Hoffman of the future in a single word: “Plastics.”  While this became a …

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What Just Can’t Be Contained

We’ve been cooped up, not only all winter but all year, waving to friends and loved ones on Zoom or FaceTime, peering at our elders …

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Weather! Here’s How to Respond and Restore

You may be familiar with the old farmers’ joke about how to use a windsock to predict the weather: if the windsock is moving, it’s …

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Back to School: In March? Keep It Clean!

Yes, it’s happening. Hapless, exhausted parents and caretakers are about to get a welcome respite, six months after the typical start of the school year. …

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Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish has been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot …

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SPCC: Are You Swimming Upstream?

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the necessity of being prepared. While we can’t anticipate every potential health threat, we can anticipate spills, which are endemic …

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Curbside Dining? That’s a FOGgy Notion!

Here in California, where so much of the nation’s food is grown, eating fresh and local is almost a state pastime. Along with sampling from …

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Show Your Business Some Love

In these socially distant times, when Zoom gatherings, fingerprints on screens, and hugging fur friends has supplanted our hunger for human touch, you can still …

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Smart Solutions for Bad Blood

A certain pop superstar sang about “bad blood” several years ago, before she and Katy Perry buried the hatchet, as the saying goes. But there’s …

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Living in a Fun House Mirror

The past year was a bit like looking in a fun house mirror, where everything is reversed. Of course, all mirrors do this; what we …

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Go Analog for Spill Safety in 2021

What’s with that crazy headline? We’re not suggesting you give up your smartphone or iPad; just that you act more analog in the wet winter …

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Getting in Shape for the New Year

Most people love to make resolutions at the start of a new year; far fewer fulfill them. One of the most perennial is the commitment …

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“Paint the Town”? Not This Year. But the Office…

Typically, at this time of year office parties and family gatherings are in full swing. The expression “paint the town” applies more aptly in December …

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The Do-Over You Want  to Do

Most people don’t like do-overs. You prefer to get it right the first time. Re-visit and re-think and re-vise can make you re-sentful. Unless you …

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How to Be Consciously Caustic

Yes, this sounds like an oxymoron, along the lines of “constructive criticism.” If it’s criticism, it’s hard to hear it as “constructive”. And if someone …

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Pet Peeves About Working from Home

Remote work became the norm for everyone over the past year, and it looks like this modus operandi will continue in 2021. We’ve all adapted …

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Meeting By Accident — NOT!

A billboard for an auto body shop bears the headline, “We Met By Accident,” and shows an attractive couple standing by two damaged cars. We …

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