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  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • St. Luke's sinking roots into organic farming

    The St. Luke's University Health Network is leading the way in a new procedure, but its not in orthopedic or cardiovascular surgery. It's in the way it stocks its hospital cafeterias. St. Luke's has partnered with the Rodale Institute in a project...
  • Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts

    Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts
    The Connecticut landscape has dramatically changed over the 250 years since The Hartford Courant was founded. Once covered mostly with farms, forests and small agricultural villages, today, our landscape is suburban subdivisions, strip malls, office...
  • Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?

    Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?
    "It's the balloon theory," Jeff Raber, president of a cannabis testing lab in Pasadena, tells The Times' David Pierson about an unintended effect of Proposition D, which prompted a crackdown by local authorities on storefront marijuana dispensaries in Los...
  • Proposed pool moratorium sinks as City Council enacts new drought measures, fines

    As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools. The council has the power to create such a moratorium, but the idea quickly died on the...
  • Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says

    Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says
    TALLAHASSE — Florida marijuana dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's legalization of a limited type of medical pot. Despite complaints...
  • More than 2,700 marijuana plants found in San Bernardino Mountains

    More than 2,700 marijuana plants found in San Bernardino Mountains
    Authorities discovered a massive marijuana grow of more than 2,700 plants Wednesday in the San Bernardino Mountains. The 4-foot to 6-foot-tall mature marijuana plants were growing below Panorama Point off state Highway 18 in Crestline, according to...
  • Panther comeback in Florida means lost cattle for ranchers, study finds

    The Florida panther nearly died out in the 1990s, but conservation efforts since then have more than quadrupled the number of the endangered cats -- and research shows that may be bad news for cattle ranchers. For centuries, more than 1,000 panthers,...
  • Training puts nurses on the forefront of technological advances

    Training puts nurses on the forefront of technological advances
    Advances in health care are not all in operating rooms or laboratories. Technological advances have rapidly changed the face of health care information and how it is used and disseminated. This new field — informatics — has expanded the nurse's role and...
  • Avon Library Sparks A Reaction With Teen Programs

    Avon Library Sparks A Reaction With Teen Programs
    AVON — Librarian Marisa Hicking is trying to "spark a reaction" in the teen summer reading program at the Avon Free Public Library. The 31-year-old Manchester resident has been Avon's teen librarian for the past two years. She said this year,...
  • Audubon Warns State Must Change Conservation To Save Bird Species

    Audubon Warns State Must Change Conservation To Save Bird Species
    Connecticut's old conservation style of buying up property to save it from development, then just letting the landscape return to forest isn't working for many of this state's declining bird species, according to the state's Audubon Society chapter.The...