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  • Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales

    Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales
    Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn. The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
  • O'Malley signs transgender rights bill

    O'Malley signs transgender rights bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • Mansion's lawn fills for Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

    Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel. "We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier...
  • 3 Takeaways for Hollywood from the Milken Conference's Future of Wall Street Panel

    "I left one group of bad actors for another group of bad actors," former senator turned MPAA chairman and CEO Chris Dodd joked Monday at the Milken Global Conference, referring to his transition from public office to Hollywood. He was part of the...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
  • Puppet helps Kimball Hill students with STEM concepts

    Puppet helps Kimball Hill students with STEM concepts
    When Mr. McGreeley the puppet visited their kindergarten classrooms at Kimball Hill Elementary School in Rolling Hills last week, students did not merely giggle and sing along. They also learned about science, technology, engineering and math. Jeanne...
  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
  • Health groups say FDA 'vaping' rules fail to protect children

    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration's move to regulate e-cigarettes drew criticism Thursday from some public health advocates, who said the regulations do not go far enough to protect young consumers. The proposed rule would for the...
  • Short on space for a garden? Containerize!

    One of the best ways to satisfy a need to garden when you don't have much space is to create container gardens. When temperatures warm up, container gardens can bring bright splashes of color to even a tiny patio, porch or balcony, doorway or flight of...
  • Kelp is on the way

    Kelp is on the way
    Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration. Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall." To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they...