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Agriculture

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  • Wildlife habitats thriving in South Florida

    Thousands of city dwellers and suburbanites in South Florida are having a wild time. In fact, they're certifiable. And they're proud of it. What could be cooler, they say, than having your backyard designated as a certified wildlife habitat, an official...
  • Volunteers collect seeds of preservation at Banning Ranch

    Volunteers collect seeds of preservation at Banning Ranch
    Discussions about the importance of preservation, paired with the sound of volunteers clipping cactus pads, nearly drowned out the discordant hum of active oil wells across Banning Ranch on Friday morning. Robyn Vettraino, executive director of the...
  • Mukesh Ambani-Backed Epic Channel Finally Gets India TV Launch

    Epic, a new TV channel venture that will try to address the Indian mass market but without serving up a grid full of soap operas, will finally launch on Nov 18. The channel is significant not only in its approach to the general entertainment segment, but...
  • Corn Shocks- Then and Now

     
    Today was a beautiful, cool fall day with a clear blue sky and a gusty wind blowing leaves about. As I drove home across the Lehigh Valley I noticed an abundance of plump, tan corn shocks placed as decorations in......
  • A Great Reference Guide for the Home Fruit Grower

     
    If you are new to fruit growing or an experienced grower, Penn State offers an excellent reference guide geared towards growers who plan to produce fruit on small properties of one acre or less. Fruit Production for the Home Gardener......
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • A better way to track carbon emissions

    Julie Wernau's article in the Sept. 21 Chicago Tribune makes clear how complicated and controversial it is to figure out how much carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced. While it is necessary to cut emissions, there is a far better way to keep track...
  • The meaning of U.S. citizenship

    The meaning of U.S. citizenship
    In recent years, the concept of U.S. citizenship has figured in public debate largely in connection with immigration reform. Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be given a “path to citizenship”? Should children born to parents...
  • Three seek Lake County Water Authority at-large seat

    Three seek Lake County Water Authority at-large seat
    Three candidates are competing for an at-large seat on the Lake County Water Authority board of trustees. The candidates — incumbent Adam Dufresne and political newcomers W. Garry Ives and Robert "Butch" Hendrick — each bring varied...
  • Artichokes make a hearty yet light and healthy autumn appetizer

    Artichokes make a hearty yet light and healthy autumn appetizer
    If you try to cook fresh seasonal produce as much as possible, you might be puzzled to see artichokes in your market at this time of year. Aren't they a spring vegetable? Well, yes, to give you the shortest answer. Springtime is when the biggest crops...
  • Drilling opponents to converge on Rick Scott's house

    ¬†Waving signs and carrying banners, opponents of oil drilling in the Everglades plan to converge on Gov. Rick Scott’s beachfront home in Naples on Saturday to demonstrate in favor of state limits on energy exploration. ¬†Environmentalists and...