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Funding gap could cause American Indian Cultural Center & Museum construction to stop in six months


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Carol Cole-Frowe
The Oklahoma Legislature " by doing nothing " could have created a very expensive "gap."Time ran out last month on the Oklahoma legislative session without a vote on $43 million in revenue bonds to co...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

The annual Oklahoma Sustainability Network conference will focus on greening the state


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Change one structure to make it more energy-efficient and you save money.But change a bunch of structures in cities and towns across Oklahoma to make them more energy-efficient and you save boatloads ...
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oklahoma City receives $5.4 million in stimulus funds to 'green' the city


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Oklahoma City's new director of sustainability Autumn Radle just got really, really busy.She found out April 6 that $5.4 million in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment A...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Norman receives national press as great


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Carol Cole-Frowe
There's no question that Norman has the sort of momentum that most cities covet. One of the most visible ways it's manifested itself is landing on lists compiled by national publications.But Norman le...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Energy audits of existing homes can save money and resources


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Trey Parsons wants to show, not just tell.Parsons, of Oklahoma City's Enersolve, along with his partners, decided to purchase a 1923 home in northwest Oklahoma City that usually would be considered an...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cool roofs are a new way to cut into those sky-high summer electricity bills


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Replacing a "hot roof" on a commercial building or residence is getting to be one of the coolest ways to reduce the summer's sky-high electric bills.Cool roofs reflect sunlight and heat away from a bu...
 
Thursday, April 22, 2010

Conservation easements set to preserve Okie paradise from becoming parking lots


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Carol Cole-Frowe
John D. Potts remembers when he was very young and driving in the dairy cows to be milked at the independent, family- owned Potts Dairy south of the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman."When a person grows u...
 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Local farmers work on improving the North Canadian watershed upstream from the Oklahoma River


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Agricultural producers upstream from the Oklahoma River are working to improve the North Canadian watershed, even as local and state health and agricultural officials continue to monitor the river tha...
 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wind turbines threatening existence of the lesser prairie chicken


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Technology may yet save the chickens. Those would be the lesser prairie chickens, the colorful birds that flee habitats where wind turbines are built. Apparently, the chickens think anything that rise...
 
Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mayor: 'Mind-boggling' number of paddle sports, boating events could come to Oklahoma City


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Carol Cole-Frowe
The $60 million MAPS 3 proposal for improvements to the Oklahoma River, the seven-mile stretch of the North Canadian River going though central Oklahoma City, would give the city a world-class v...
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve celebrates 20th anniversary


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Carol Cole-Frowe
The endless horizon of Oklahoma's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve could have gone the way of the vast majority of tallgrass prairies " plowed under for cropland or developed into urban sprawl. ...
 
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oklahoma's capacity to lead wind production leads to worker-preparation scramble


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Thousands of available good-paying jobs are out there blowin' in the wind " literally. Several Oklahoma colleges and technology centers are straining to train qualified wind technicians, wit...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Agencies differ on what contaminated the Oklahoma River


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Carol Cole-Frowe
A diagnosis has been made. Water exposure from the Oklahoma River, site of the May 16-17 Boathouse International Triathlon, made close to four dozen of the race's 367 competitors sick, accor...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Xeriscaping creates low-maintenance landscape easy on environment


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Cactus and gravel, rocks and yucca. Xeriscaping, or quality landscaping to conserve water, doesn't have to mean a dry, lifeless landscape with driftwood surrounded by gravel. ...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oklahoma horticulture experts share lawn water-conservation tips


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Las Vegas has long been the poster child for excess, particularly with regard to water. Huge water features adorn its glittery casinos, including pirate lagoons and expansive, computerized fount...
 
Thursday, May 21, 2009
 
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