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What are RSS feeds?

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. Web feeds benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.

“RSS”, Wikipedia

How do I use RSS feeds?

Using the capabilities of your Web browser

Most modern browsers can interpret RSS feeds and give you several options to subscribe, such as by adding the feed to your bookmarks/Favorites toolbar or adding it to your homepage. Visit our feed in your browser to discover what it supports.

Note: If you’re using the Google Chrome browser, you may want to get the RSS Subscription Extension for Chrome.

Using a news aggregator program or email client with RSS support

Standalone programs exist that download and allow you to read RSS feeds. Also, some email clients support RSS as a “News” or “Feeds” feature. Here are support resources for some common programs:

Mozilla Thunderbird
Microsoft Outlook

Using a feed reader website

Similar to the news aggregators mentioned above, there are websites that can aggregate your feeds into one place, and often offer social features such as sharing.

Add to Google Reader or iGoogle

Can I subscribe to an email digest instead?

Sure, we can deliver updates to your email account on a less frequent basis.  Sign up by visiting our GO GREEN page.

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