Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

Modern Toilets Can Be Flush With Water Savings

If you want to become more water-efficient in your home, start with the toilet.

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Believe Climate Change Real, Feel Less Urgency to Address It

Most rural Nebraskans believe global climate change is real, that human activity is at least partially a cause and that changes must be made to contend with it, but they're not as passionate on any of those points as they were five years ago, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows.

ReTree Nebraska Week Events Scheduled Sept. 22-28

This year's greener landscapes are increasing interest in the ReTree Nebraska celebration, especially after last year's severe drought triggered concern for trees.

Shorter Showers, New Technology Can Save on Water Use

Have you ever wondered how much water you use every time you take a shower? It's worth thinking about.

Tree Planting Grants Available in Connection with ReTree Week

Free trees for fall planting are available to Nebraska communities in time to celebrate ReTree Week, Sept. 22-28.

Fall a Good Time to Divide Perennials

Garden perennials, such as purple coneflower, tall sedum and garden phlox add color and beauty to any landscape.

Late September a Good Time to Over-Seed Lawns

With the weather getting colder, September is a good time to start preparing lawns for the changing season, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension educator said.

The Acreage — Managing a Large Landscape

Managing an urban landscape can be enough of a challenge for many homeowners. When the landscape is several times larger, even the smallest decisions have broader consequences.