This high-cost form of credit, secured by the borrower's vehicle, can be financially risky for younger consumers and catastrophic for others
May 23, 2016
Paddling from Horicon Marsh to Beloit, the Rock River Coalition is testing the river's purity. And you can watch it live.
Many lakes and and streams in the Rock River basin are impaired and polluted from excessive phosphorus coming from water treatment plants, municipalities, industry and agriculture, says the WI Dept of Natural Resources.
Phosphorus keeps urban lawns green but also turn lakes green with algae. Algae clouds water, blocks sunlight to aquatic plants, lowers oxygen levels, and kills fish!
Reduction of phosphorus and sediment will improve water quality, reduce dangerous algae blooms and increase the value and usefulness of the river.
May 22, 2016
May 15, 2016
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It used to be that a set of jumper cables (and an obliging fellow motorist) or a call for roadside assistance was needed to jump-start a car, but a convenient alternative has recently hit the market: The mini jump starter. These micro-sized battery packs are small enough to fit in your glovebox and powerful enough to jolt your car back to life.
May 9, 2016
May 1, 2016
Behind the Scenes: How Consumer Reports Put on a Wedding
Thanks to Consumer Reports for its advice on putting on a wedding and paying for it. And thanks to CR for all of the stories I link to every week. A subscription to Consumer Reports is a good investment in keeping families safe and their finances sound!
In this video you will see that crabs eat pretty much the way humans do...claw to mouth. In addition to their role in delicate feeding, these claws can savagely pinch predators. I've seen a crab hold off several menacing crows with quick moves and threatening gestures. But the laid back crow in this video isn't bothering anyone and has the softest call I've ever heard.
Apr 25, 2016
Update from from the Raptor Resource Project in Decorah, Iowa: "The dynamic duo are growing like weeds this week as they sleep, eat, and gain the skills and features they need for the next phase of their lives! Their clown clompers are a nice shade of yellow, their talons are black, their natal down mohawks are clearly visible, and the outer edges of the nest are taking on a splotchy appearance as the eaglets get better at sitting up, bending over, and shooting poop!"