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[ You can recycle those old Christmas lights! ]

 It’s holiday recycling time.  Madison residents have the chance to recycle cooking oil from their Thanksgiving feast and non working Holiday lights and extension cords at the Streets Division’s drop off sites.

“We know that there are many people who have lots of oil left over after frying their Thanksgiving turkey,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said.  “We are very excited to be able to offer them a chance to turn that old cooking oil into fuel for cars and trucks in our area.”

Madison residents who wish to recycle their cooking oil must bring it to one of two Streets Division drop off sites.  …

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[ Recycle those Christmas trees! ]

After the holidays, don’t throw your Real Christmas Tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Here are some recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays, thanks to the National Christmas Tree Association. Every community is different, but in general, you have these options:

Curbside pick-up for recycling: Most municipalities, including the city of Madison,  will collect trees during their regular pickup schedules on the two weeks following Christmas. …

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[ Chuckwalla Bench Dec. 6 Four-Wheel Drive Tour Will Explore Wildlife, History, Geology. Mojave Desert Land Trust Co-hosts Free Trip to See Lands That Need Protection ]

Annette Kondo

Chuckwalla Bench is located about an hour east of Indio and is rich in stagecoach history, diverse wildlife and lush desert trees and plants.

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[ New U.S. Ozone Rules Likely to Be Felt Nationwide ]

New EPA ozone rules could prompt greater efforts to clean the nation’s air.

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[ Naomi Klein on How Canada’s First Nations Can Take on the Oil Industry and Win ]

Indigenous peoples may be key to combating climate change, author says.

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