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In this combination of March 2014 photos, a slackline walker enjoys the sunny and warm weather in Duesseldorf, Germany; a jogger runs on the snow-covered grounds of the Washington Monument in Washington; and a worker, suffering from heat exhaustion, leaves her shift early at the salt evaporation ponds in Anse-Rouge, Haiti.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Susan Walsh, Dieu Nalio Chery)

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said […]

04/22/2014

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Earth Day: Help the environment and make money doing it

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]

04/22/2014

A garbage truck empties its load as bulldozers process the waste at the Central Landfill, in Johnston, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Unilever says it will use less plastic per bottle

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the producer of countless disposable containers that clutter the landfills of the world, says it is adopting technology that will cut the amount of plastic it needs to use in […]

04/22/2014

Smog covering downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Air quality board considers easing diesel rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions. The Los Angeles Times reports that the proposal would […]

04/21/2014

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by […]

04/21/2014