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  • Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger

    Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger
    A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    HAMPTON — 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...
  • When the U.S. and Russia tussle, American chickens often pay

    The feathers are really flying now. In response to U.S.-led sanctions against Russia, Moscow is banning imports of U.S. chicken. The order issued Wednesday is expected to block access to America’s third biggest poultry export market for a year....
  • Company Plans To Open Medical Marijuana Lab In Hartford

    ROCKY HILL — A Denver-based company specializing in providing testing services for marijuana products plans to open a Connecticut laboratory in Hartford. CannLabs Inc. signed a lease Aug. 1 to open a facility, its first in state, in the 75,000-...
  • Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings

    Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings
    The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle. More supermarket shoppers are demanding to know they are buying from operations that don't threaten fragile...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Josh Parrish, Nature Conservancy director of land conservation

    The Nature Conservancy recently helped broker a deal in which the Walt Disney Co. will obtain carbon credits from the Bethlehem Authority, which owns sensitive woodlands surrounding the city's water supply in the Poconos. The deal provides the authority...
  • 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...
  • States, cities get creative about recycling water

    WASHINGTON Overwhelmed by severe drought, the Oklahoma legislature passed a law this year to help communities make the most of their water resources by treating and reusing wastewater. As drought spread over 80 percent of the state, Oklahoma cities...
  • 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...