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Screens have diverse uses in the home

“The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider’s web.” — Edwin Way Teale (1899-1960), American photographer and writer, “September 18,” Circle of the Seasons (1953)

Color change in fruit might not signal ripeness

I will be giving a class on summer pruning Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 100 yards east of the orchard at Horse Drive near Decatur Boulevard in North Las Vegas, in the outdoor auditorium. There is no fee for the class. Visit my blog or send me an email for more information.

Adaptation efforts should begin at local level

For more than eight years, I have shared ideas about green living in this column. The intent has been to hasten a shift toward sustainable community in Southern Nevada while also addressing big issues like climate change. There are many who share my concerns, and I am grateful for the significant steps so many have taken to be part of the solution.

It’s time we all pay our true fair share for energy

New changes are going into effect for NV Energy’s net-metering customers, mostly those with solar electric systems on their homes. I’ve received several calls about a letter that NV Energy sent out last week that outlines changes to the way certain fees will be assessed. The changes are a result of the passage of Nevada Assembly Bill 428.