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Home *A* Syst

Alabama Urban Home *A* Syst: Learn to protect your home, health, and the environment
What is the Alabama Urban Home *A* Syst Program?
There are potential sources of pollution that can affect you, your family, your community, and the envir…

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Reentering a Flooded Home

Structural Integrity
When first returning to a flooded home, you may face many threats to life and health. The first and most obvious issue is whether the building is structurally sound. Only a structural engineer or other building officia…

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Social Marketing Connects Alabamians in Meaningful Ways

…s, the overarching goal of the social marketing initiative is to integrate SNAP-Ed resources into local communities and home environments in an effort to increase awareness of better food and drink choices and increase motivation for daily …

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
General Recommendations
Many soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Saturated Soils and Wind: A Recipe for Toppling Trees

Alabama has experienced exceptional rainfall in February. North and central Alabama have seen anywhere from 2 and 6 inches, with final number still days away from being tallied. With such a large amount of rain, trees toppling can become a …

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Pollinator Ecology

Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas is a four-part series providing information and recommendations for the protection of pollinating insects in urban landscapes throughout the Southeast. Animal pollinators can be birds or even ba…

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Youth Exploring Environmental Science

What is Youth Exploring Environmental Science?

Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a component of UESEP (Urban Environmental Science Education Program). 
Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a youth in‐school or after…

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Advancing Bullying Awareness: Parenting Strategies for Teens Who Bully Others

In this second of a five-part series, you will learn how to recognize and prevent bullying behaviors in youth ages 12 to 17.

Bullying is very common in children and youth. National data has indicated that approximately 30 percent of …

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Health Concerns About Mold

Should I be concerned about living in a moldy home?
Mold in the air is associated with health problems. For many people, these are minor and include congestion; irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; and coughing. Rashes can also develo…

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Small-Scale Specialty Vegetable Production in the Southeast

Small-scale specialty vegetable production offers great potential for farmers seeking hardy crops that have growing consumer demand. Traditional vegetable production as an agricultural enterprise tends to have associated risks. There are d…

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