By planting our lawns in clover, we can help the bees, especially if the whole neighborhood acts together. A swatch of suburban lawns planted to clover should be enough to support a healthy beehive.
Added November 2: Or try this site, for leads to fuel-efficient cars available in the U.S. as of now: http://www.mpgomatic.com/25-fuel-efficient-cars-that-are-not-hybrids/ I still want to try the Nano, however. Less is more, and it should be just fine around town. The point is, we need to drop CO2 emissions NOW. —Elise
Mr. Ratan Tata
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