Energy
How to Build a Simple Chair for Schools or Homes in Disadvantaged Areas of the World Using Local Res
Low-cost, durable, attractive chairs can be produced in any region of the world from locally available wood, wood residues, or semi-processed woody materials. This publication by Dr. Eva Haviarova and Dr. Carl Eckelman, describes the process for producing these durable chairs.
It is likely that prices of natural gas - now at their lowest in two decades - will be even lower during the home heating season next winter, Purdue University energy economist Wally Tyner says. In another good sign for low energy costs for consumers, Tyner also expects gasoline prices to stay in the range of $2 to $2.50 a gallon for much of 2016.
Record the Earth-Earth Day Soundscape Festival
Celebrate Earth Day by attending the Earth Day Soundscape Festival with live music and dance performances. Become a citizen scientist and record the sounds of Earth.
Woodlands
The tax filing due date is a couple of months away, but it's not too early to start collecting information and planning for your return. Woodland owners and landowners planting trees for timber production may be able to take advantage of some parts of the tax code to reduce their bill.
Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.
Dr. Stephen Spear with Eastern hellbender.
This newly added Got Nature? podcast shares how we can study the ecology of rare and endangered animals simply by testing water from the streams where animals live. Special guest speaker Dr. Stephen Spear, The Orianne Society, Athens, GA.
An innovative, two-stage conservation drainage ditch and nitrate-reducing system will be showcased at a June 17 field day sponsored by Purdue Extension.

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