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Everyday Water Conservation

… sprinkler heads are watering your yard (and not the street).

Taking on a few of these actions will help stretch our water resources in times of drought and in times of plenty. You may see a savings in your water bill, too!

To learn m…

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Maintaining Water Safety and Quality after a Flood

…s recede and damages can be assessed.

After a flood, water sources may be contaminated. Brantley, who specializes in water resources—including drinking water—said water with contaminants should be avoided.

“It is very important …

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Flood Recovery Resources

These resources connect to the needs of families and farms impacted by flooding.  The information is built on the research-based knowledge from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Disaster Education Network, the Federal…

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Contamination in Flood Waters

Dr. Eve Brantley, a water resources specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and an Auburn University associate professor of crop, soil and environmental sciences, discusses briefly some likely types of contamination that ma…

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Manufactured Home Safety

…ance Program coordinator in Montgomery, Alabama, at the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs/Office of Water Resources at (334) 353-1966 for assistance.
Fires
Fire prevention should be a primary concern for all mobile and…

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Live Christmas Trees: Recycle and Reuse

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — The parties are over and the decorations are packed. Now, there is just one thing left to do – get rid of the Christmas tree. For those who have live Christmas trees, this can sometimes be a bothersome issue. L…

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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.
Species
Some people get their Christmas tree …

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Health Challenges Continuing Issue for Rural America

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s harder to be healthy in rural Alabama.

National Rural Health Day, slated for Thursday, Nov. 21, will shine a spotlight on how health issues affect rural populations differently than their urban neighbors …

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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Managing Tawny Crazy Ants: Guidelines for the Pest Management Professional

Tawny crazy ants are a highly invasive pest that is best contained by pest management professionals using these strategies for identification and control.

Tawny crazy ants (TCA), Nylanderia fulva (Mayr), wer…

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Making a Change with Social Marketing

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

Social marketing is the broadest and furthest reaching component of Auburn University SNAP-Ed’s multi-level, comprehensive approach to obesity prevention. Using a var…

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Positive Changes Spread Across Alabama for a Healthier Culture

This is an excerpt from the Live Well in Alabama FY18 Annual Report.

The number of improvements Alabama SNAP-Ed at Auburn University supported in FY18 will ensure that Alabama residents can Live Well in Communities in places they eat, le…

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Avoiding Poisonous Plants

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warmer weather is sending people in droves to participate in many outdoors activities. In many of these instances, people are in close contact with plants. When camping, hiking, playing in the yard and even worki…

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Buying Organic— What Does It Mean?

To be labeled organic, a food or other agricultural product must meet specific USDA standards. Learn the difference this makes in the products you buy and how it can influence the way you maintain your home garden.

Fact and…

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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

Heavy rains in north and central Alabama have caused flooding across parts of the state. While north Alabama is most acutely affected, rivers and creeks in central Alabama will continue to rise as well. Expect rivers farther south to rise a…

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