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3:05 am
Thu November 27, 2008

Earth Notes - Energy Conservation II: Solar Water Heaters

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Energy Conservation II: Solar Water Heating


This week Earth Notes continues its series on energy conservation with a look at a technology perfectly suited to the Southwest, with its abundance of sunny days. One relatively easy way to take advantage of that free energy is to install a solar water heater.

Solar water heaters replace conventional gas or electric heaters in supplying hot water for showers, washing dishes and doing laundry.

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:41 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Demand for food exceeds supply

Flagstaff, AZ – Demand at food banks is up dramatically across the country. In northern Arizona the emergency food need has more than tripled since the beginning of the year. Local food banks say people who once donated food are now in line to receive food boxes. And as Arizona Public Radio's Laurel Morales reports there are first timers at the soup kitchen as well.

AMBY: People in line at the food center.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:24 am
Tue November 25, 2008

The economy and homelessness

Houston native Noah Rattler walks through Flagstaff on his way to Los Angeles to raise awareness on homelessness.

Flagstaff, AZ – When you mix together rising rates in unemployment and foreclosure, you get a recipe for homelessness. As the economic crisis worsens in Arizona, emergency shelters across the state are overflowing. And officials say they're desperate for help. Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
2:39 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Hi-tech in Down Times

Flagstaff, AZ – It's been nothing but bad economic news across the country and in Northern Arizona over the past few months.

Retailers have shut down, and cities and counties have announced huge deficits. But there is a bit of hope on Flagstaff's economic horizon.

Last Tuesday, a "business incubator" opened on scenic McMillan Mesa.

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Earth Notes
4:56 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Earth Notes - Enery Conservation I

Flagstaff, AZ – Earth Notes: Energy Conservation I: Weather Stripping


With energy costs on the rise, it's clear that cutting energy needs is good for both the wallet and the planet. For the next few weeks, Earth Notes will look at simple ways to save energy, both at home and on the road.

Most homes built prior to 1990 were built without weather stripping, which can close the small cracks and crevices around windows and doors. Up to 10 to 15 percent of a home's heat can be lost through such gaps.

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KNAU and Arizona News
4:38 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau

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KNAU and Arizona News
9:24 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Northern AZ Center for Emerging Technoloiges

Governor Janet Napolitano at NACET's grand opening.

Flagstaff, AZ – INTRO) A new facility is open for business in Flagstaff. The Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies held a grand opening today (yesterday) to highlight the partnerships which made the incubator possible. Arizona Public Radio's Theresa Bierer has more.

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State Capitol News
10:06 pm
Wed November 5, 2008

Napolitano speculation continues

Phoenix, AZ – The speculation continues that Janet Napolitano will take a job
in the new Obama administration. Arizona Public Radio's Howard
Fischer said that was further stoked by the president-elect's
decision Wednesday to name her to his transition team.

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State Capitol News
5:18 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Gay marriage ban passes

Phoenix, AZ – Voters approved a measure Tuesday to constitutionally define
marriage in this state as solely between one man and one woman.
Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports on the outcome of
Proposition 102.

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State Capitol News
3:40 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Face of AZ Corporation Commission changes

Phoenix, AZ – The election of at least two Democrats to the sate Corporation
Commission is likely to mean a bigger push for utilities to
generate more electricity from renewable sources. Arizona Public
Radio's Howard Fischer reports.

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