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Thrift Shops Keep Clothes In Circulation And Out of Municipal Waste

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

In a rush to get organized, you may have tossed some old clothes in the garbage, only for them to end up in landfill. Had those threads been given to a thrift shop or charity, someone else might be wearing them now, or they could have been turned into other, useful products.

Fishermen Cling To Livelihoods During Spill Recovery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's commercial fishermen are "disaster veterans," trying to hang on, while the local seafood industry struggles to recuperate from BP's oil sp...