| Feb 11, 2010
| 10:23 AM
In today's environmentally conscious world, more and more homeowners are turning to Web sites and Realtors designated as EcoBrokers to find their next green-certified home. Whether you're looking for an environmentally friendly home that's 100 percent...
| Jun 3, 2010
| 5:32 AM
Tickseed, also called coreopsis, is a mainstay in my butterfly garden.
The yellow-flowering plant in its truest form is native to every county in Virginia and most of the United States and Canada.
My garden is home to its cousin, Moonbeam coreopsis,...
| Jun 6, 2010
•Scientific name: Sambucus simpsonii
•Growth habit: An evergreen to deciduous, upright to rounded shrub with many arching branches producing plants that grow to 12 feet tall and wide. The leaves are medium green, feather-like, consisting of...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 6:42 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jonathan Metz had been trapped for two days in his basement with his left arm stuck in a broken furnace. Smelling rotting flesh, he decided that amputation was his only hope.
So the 31-year-old fashioned a tourniquet near his...
| Jun 13, 2010
| 5:02 PM
Jonathan Metz was rescued after a friend who had not heard from him for several days called police.
Jonathan Metz, who was rescued Wednesday after his arm got stuck in his furnace nearly three days before, was out of the intensive care unit at St....
| Jun 13, 2010
| 8:07 PM
Every summer I manage to get stung by a wasp. This summer is no exception.
On a recent Sunday, I was sitting on the porch reading. On the other side of the porch is a garden bed in which a rambling rosemary bush had sprawled over the walkway and grown...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 1:09 PM
Jonathan Metz had his arm stuck in his furnace boiler for about 12 hours when he asked himself "what would MacGyver do?" and concluded that amputating the limb was his only chance for survival.
The 31-year-old West Hartford man, who was released from the...
| Jun 18, 2010
With those dog days of summer just around the corner, air conditioners will be on full blast - and so will those energy bills. Air conditioners are a great luxury, but they can also cause a financial headache.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind so...
| Jun 27, 2010
The sun beats down on the red bricks of Sacramento's residential hotels. Most of the people who live here have no fans or air conditioners; they open their windows hoping a breeze might brush by. "It's really hot! There's no air conditioner in it."...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 11:07 AM
While many homeowners may grumble over the price tags on energy-efficient appliances and products, federal tax credits are making going green more affordable. In 2006 the Treasury Department and the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2006-26), which allowed...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 6:34 AM
New laws and stricter guidelines to protect your home from carbon monoxide, also known as the "silent killer," are being proposed across the nation. Because carbon monoxide or "CO" is colorless, odorless and poisonous, it can overpower a person quickly...