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  • $10 Million USDA Grant to Connecticut

    $10 Million USDA Grant to Connecticut
    HARTFORD – Federal, state and local officials are expected to announce Thursday the award of a $10 million conservation grant to Connecticut for work to cut pollution and flooding problems relating to Long Island Sound. Jason Weller, head of the...
  • UF professor ties global warming to wheat decline

    UF professor ties global warming to wheat decline
    Wheat crops could suffer badly as global temperature rise this century, according a new study led by a University of Florida scientist. Steering an international team of 50 scientists, UF professor Senthold Asseng determined that a global temperature...
  • End fracking, oppose PennEast Pipeline

    The reality is simple. The dangers and disadvantages of natural gas far outweigh any benefits. The idea that a "jobs market" or "energy self-sufficiency" should justify the environmental compromises that go hand in hand with this industry is unacceptable,...
  • Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation

    Cabinet approves purchase of land for conservation
    A pair of land purchases approved Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet were hailed by conservationists as a sign that a pulse is returning to the Florida Forever conservation program. The Cabinet unanimously agreed to spend $3.15 million to...
  • Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"

    Donate books and save $5 on "Sid the Science Kid"
    Bring your books to the State Theatre and get a discount on tickets for Jim Henson’s "Sid The Science Kid Live" Sunday. The State Theatre Center is holding a book drive to collect books for the Easton Area Public Library. Donate books at the...
  • Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation

    Obama to push for new cybersecurity legislation
    President Barack Obama will propose new legislation Tuesday aimed at fostering increased sharing between government agencies and the private sector to help improve cybersecurity. The legislation would encourage the private sector to share cyber threat...
  • Orlando's Justine Assal honored by the Queen

    Orlando's Justine Assal honored by the Queen
    Orlando entrepreneur Justine Assal, organizer of the Orlando’s Britweek event, is now a member of the exclusive Order of the British Empire for helping to promote British-Florida tourism and business. Assal was appointed to the member level of the...
  • Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams

    Review: 'The Modern Savage' by James McWilliams
    James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out. For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets. The usual...
  • Thomas J. Todd, science teacher, coach and track official, dies

    Thomas J. Todd was a high school cross-country and track coach in the western suburbs who went on to work as an official at Illinois High School Association track meets. Mr. Todd, 61, died of complications from lymphoma on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Rush...
  • Does 'swag' industry serve as economic bellwether?

    Does 'swag' industry serve as economic bellwether?
    If you have ever attended a conference, chances are you have taken home some "swag." The giveaway game has become a $20 billion industry, with more growth expected this year. Industry professionals say sales of their promotional products help...
  • Making history, Pat Roberts will lead Senate agriculture committee

    WASHINGTON Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts officially took the helm of the Senate's agriculture committee Thursday, promising an "aggressive schedule" of hearings focused on everything from farm programs and school meals to oversight of the Environmental...