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November 27, 2005
Re "Bush Adversary Venezuela Gives Heating Aid to U.S. Poor," Nov. 23 Looks like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had the last laugh in regard to selling discounted heating oil to needy, cash-strapped Americans. Thanks to Rep. William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.), New Englanders and others won't freeze this winter. President Bush could learn a lesson or two from this. I understand it's business, but at least Chavez clearly sees what's lacking in the United States: shrewd business and negotiating skills among its leadership.
November 28, 1997
On the subject of Easterners' yearly haranguing about our obviously unnecessary summertime water use, a proposal. We in Los Angeles should generously take the high road and promise never to mention their obviously unnecessary wintertime heating use. LAURA GLENDINNING-NAGLE Los Angeles
August 10, 1985 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
Air samples taken from older Orange County homes built with heating ducts lined with potentially dangerous asbestos show no health hazard to occupants, an environmental health specialist at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine said Friday. "The test results were basically negative," said Dr. William Nicholson, an asbestos expert who directed the study. "Where the monitoring devices picked up signs (of asbestos), the amounts were very slight . . .
April 5, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Well, now we've seen it all: Scientists from UC Davis and San Diego State University have released a video of a venomous rattlesnake attacking a robotic squirrel. And we thought robojelly, the robotic jellyfish was weird. The video was made by Rulon Clark , a biology professor at San Diego State who is trying to determine how squirrels and rattlesnakes communicate in the wild. When a squirrel thinks a rattlesnake is nearby, rather than running away, it will raise its tail, heat it up, and wag it. Scientists call this "flagging behavior.
November 13, 2005
American home heating expenses are expected to rise during the 2005-06 winter season. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts a 48% increase in natural-gas costs, 32% in heating oil, 30% in propane and 5% in electricity. A free 10-minute home energy audit is available through the American Homeowners Foundation to help identify practical steps to reduce energy costs. To receive the audit, write via e-mail to ahf@americanhome owners.
December 22, 1991
A recent Times article cites a study that implicates certain landscape trees as a significant source of hydrocarbons; and, hence, air pollution. One such popular tree, the liquidambar, was said to be a prime offender. No mention was made, however, that this particular tree is deciduous so that for the considerable period it is dormant (leafless), it emits no hydrocarbons. More important, deciduous trees, when strategically located near dwellings, provide shade during the summer and allow for passive heating by the sun in the winter.
March 21, 2010
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