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  • China January - July FDI falls for first time in 17 months

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign direct investment inflows in January-July fell for the first time in 17 months compared with the same period a year earlier, as firms from Japan, Europe and the United States cut spending in the manufacturing sector....
  • After poinsettia pruning, turn off nighttime light

    After poinsettia pruning, turn off nighttime light
    Question: My poinsettias are making lots of growth and I am pruning them regularly. When is the last time to do the pruning? Answer: Keep up the good pruning until the end of August or the first week in September. Then allow them to grow a bit more...
  • Take a cutting now of plants you want to 'winter over'

    As the summer winds down, its time to think about what we want to keep and what we are willing to sacrifice to the first hard frost. I know that is a month or so away, but plan now and you will have happy little plants that you can winter over. Remember...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Top 5 sustainable food habits

    Environmental Nutrition Sustainable food habits -- practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system -- are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging...
  • Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about

    Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about
    The battle against genetically engineered food revolves mostly around the idea that it’s somehow bad for us in some way, though critics of the technology have a lot of trouble producing credible, peer-reviewed research as evidence. And arguments...
  • Catholic land proposal, pot, and Bondi: Letters

    Catholic land proposal If the Catholic Diocese of Orlando truly considers itself "caretakers of God's creation" and its priorities are really "preservation and conservation of natural treasures such as Lake Howell, its wetland system, upland areas, open...
  • Porn production plummets in Los Angeles

    Porn production plummets in Los Angeles
    As Hollywood battles to keep movie and TV shows from leaving the state, another local industry — adult entertainment — is fleeing Los Angeles. At least that's the picture that emerges from the latest data on location filming in the region....
  • Scientists develop a tomato plant that can grow all night

    Scientists develop a tomato plant that can grow all night
    It could be a tomato game-changer: Scientists have discovered a gene that would allow commercial tomato plants to tolerate 24 hours of light a day. In theory, more light exposure means more energy production for the plant, so the discovery could lead to...
  • Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries

    Effort to fight invasive plants in California targets nurseries
    The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea. "If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States. But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...