Picker Sisters Show True Decorating Resourcefullness

August 3, 2011 by  
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Photo courtesy of Lifetime Post via CasaSugar Last night, Lifetime premiered Picker Sisters , a show that proves that one man’s trash is another’s treasure. The show follows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’s Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen as the two friends drive across the country in search of unique “junk” that they can turn into beautiful decorative pieces. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Inexpensive Truck Aero-Tweak Could Save 1.5 Billion Gallons of Diesel Each Year

August 3, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC It’s all about low-pressure areas… Most long-haul freight should be transported on trains rather than trucks, since rail shipping is more fuel-efficient, doesn’t add to road congestion, and reduces infrastructure maintenance costs (70,000lbs trucks can be very damaging to roads). But sadly, the reality in the U.S. is that over the past few decades, the number of long-haul trucks has only gone up. There is now about 1.3 million semi trucks transporting goods over long distances, each tra… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Inexpensive Truck Aero-Tweak Could Save 1.5 Billion Gallons of Diesel Each Year

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