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EPA Mandate Taxes Maryland Residents on Rainfall – Really!

The State of Maryland will soon begin taxing residents in nine counties on the amount of rain that falls on their properties.

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Annual Plant Sale Set for This Saturday

I love getting my hands dirty and getting some new plants in the ground in the spring. Now that our cold spell has rolled through, this could be a great weekend for planting.

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Robert J Wright’s East Coast Friends Survive Storm Nemo

Given the dire predictions of record snowfall from weekend storm Nemo, I made it a point to check in through the day with my friends who make their homes on the America's east coast.

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Shreveport’s Coldest Weather

Winter is making up for it's late start (remember those 70 degree days in November) with a vengeance with numerous cloudy, cold days and quite a few dips below the freezing mark. In fact, frigid temps are with us now - and the next few days - and we're looking at a chance of freezing rain, sleet and snow flurries

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New Jersey Seeking Goats to Rid Seaside Park of Poison Ivy

Seaside Park, New Jersey, apparently inspired by the old Tex Avery "Billy Boy" cartoon, is looking for a few good goats to solve its poison ivy problem.

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Reporter Completely Melts Down While Reporting on the Heat

One of the ways a local TV news reporter can distinguish himself is through his coverage of an extreme weather event.

WATE 6 News Knoxville reporter Mike Krafcik was given that opportunity when he was assigned to the heatwave which struck the Tennessee city earlier this month.

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What Are America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest Beaches?

If you’re planning a waterfront vacation, it may alarm you to know that a new report reveals sewage and storm water pollution in beaches across the US could put your health at risk — and you might be surprised to learn which beaches are the cleanest.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Finger Dance App

Jennifer Lopez isn't Forbes' most powerful celebrity for nothing. Ms. Lopez is an entrepreneur, a Mom, singer, TV celebrity, movie actress, Spanish-language talk show host and famous dancer.

So while  she is still a judge on "American Idol" and preparing for a world tour with Enrique Iglasias, and taking care

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Have You Ever Wondered Where Tornadoes Happen Most? [IMAGE]

Using official data from the U.S. government's weather tracking services, John Nelson has created a map that illustrates where and how often local tornadoes have hit over the past 56 years. Notice the brightness of the neon lines? The brighter that line, the stronger the storm. Interesting how the strongest storms are not over the Ark-La-Tex, isn't it?

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Moon Over Shreveport Bossier And World![GALLERY]

The Moon was spectacular on Saturday night. It was full and closer to the earth than we will probably ever see in our lifetimes. Did you get to check it out?

And my pics are ok, but check out these amazing photos of the Super Moon:

Super Moon 2012, which occurred Saturday night, was not a sight to be missed, even if you were too busy drinking your Cinco de Mayo margaritas. This natural phenomenon is the one time a year when the moon is closer to the earth than ever, making it appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger. It also makes us stare off into space and go, “Whoah!?”

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White House Christmas Tree Dies: Bad Omen for Obama?

The Associated Press is reporting that the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House has died during a transplanting operation. It's now being removed after passing away from "transplant shock."

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Why Buy, When You Can Grow Your Own Mushrooms

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I admit that I am not a fan of the fungi, but my husband LOVES mushrooms. He begs me to saute some mushrooms just for him when I'm cooking dinner. However, I almost always forget to buy mushrooms when I go shopping. I happened to see on The Chew today a story about Back to the Roots, a grow your own mushroom kit made from used coffee grounds.

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