| Aug 17, 2014
| 11:39 PM
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....
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the wagon onto the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Developers of a large senior living complex in Annapolis have more work to do before their proposal can gain preliminary environmental approval from city officials.
On Friday the city sent developers of Crystal Spring Annapolis – a proposed mix of...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure.
The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:27 PM
HARTFORD — The state is investing $1.55 billion in tax dollars at the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years to bolster research programs and facilities, hire faculty and establish partnerships with the business community.
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
We're in the middle of daylily season. Whether you love the roadside wild orange ones or one of the thousands of hybrids available on the market, they are blooming now. Before we get started, you need to know that there are no native daylilies in North...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:58 AM
I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.”
So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...