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  • Discovery of genetically modified wheat creates stir among supporters, critics

    ST. LOUIS It was revealed last month that regulators are trying to figure out why a rogue patch of genetically modified wheat popped up on a Montana farm. The news startled GMO critics and supporters although for different reasons. "It caught a few of us...
  • Liver donation proposal could leave some waiting longer for transplants

    WASHINGTON Christer Hiort needs a new liver the only known cure for a disease that has slowly damaged his bile ducts. He's been on the waiting list for seven months. Under the current transplant system, the Frisco, Texas, resident would probably wait...
  • Planners seek public input on future land use

    Gloucester County planning officials are hoping to gather public input on the potential future use of 14 parcels of land that have been acquired since 2009 under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Department of Planning and Zoning will...
  • L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming

    L.A. City Council introduces plan to encourage urban farming
    Two Los Angeles City Council members want to transform empty, blighted lots into flourishing urban farms. A motion introduced Wednesday by Councilmen Felipe Fuentes and Curren Price calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant...
  • Environmental Nutrition: The best dietary fats for health

    Environmental Nutrition: The best dietary fats for health
    Environmental Nutrition Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket trying to decide which to buy can get overwhelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make...
  • South suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9

    South suburban event calendar, Oct. 3-9
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Friday, Oct. 3 Joliet Farmers Market: Shop for...
  • Yes: Guarantee conservation spending to save land, water: Front Burner

    Is it surprising that opponents of Amendment 1 are hard to find? Nearly 1 million people signed petitions to place the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on Florida's Nov. 4 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court approved its wording, and the state's...
  • Va. makes minimal progress on its climate change plan

    Va. makes minimal progress on its climate change plan
    Virginia is one of only 14 states with a finalized plan to prepare for and adapt to climate change, but so far it has completed only two of its original 43 goals. That's the assessment of the Georgetown Climate Center, which launched an online tool...
  • Paul Pope thrilled by response to ‘Battling Boy'; introduces ‘Aurora West’

     
    Few new properties have landed with the immense impact of Paul Pope's “Battling Boy,” the vibrant, exhilarating 2013 graphic novel […]...
  • Tanzania's proposed constitution empowers women to own land

    DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sakina Mzava was still mourning the loss of her husband when her father-in-law kicked her out of her marital home in Vikindu village in Tanzania's Coast Region. He also told her to hand over a piece of...
  • Dogs, hogs and dairy cows: 'Animal pharm' catches Wall Street's attention

    OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) - Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The "animal pharm" industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors. One of the newest companies...