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  • Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

    Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
    President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a move to link more communities east of Los Angeles with wild places in their own backyards. "This is an issue of social justice, because...
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day by becoming volunteer

    The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites...
  • 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...
  • Farmland preservation celebrated on the Lebanon Town Green

    Farmland preservation celebrated on the Lebanon Town Green
    Since 1978, Connecticut's Farmland Preservation Program has permanently protected the prime and important farmland soils of 300 farms and nearly 40,000 acres to ensure the future of agriculture in our state. Members of the Farmer's Cow cooperative,...
  • Mosquito-repellent gardening keeps away pesky biters

    September is iffy when it comes to mosquitoes. The month can be good or it can be bad, depending on weather patterns. Generally speaking, July and August tend to be somewhat drier months in Hampton Roads, which helps keep mosquito numbers down,...
  • Agricultural Day celebrated in Woodstock

    The 14th Annual Celebrating Agriculture Day was held at the Woodstock Fair Grounds on Sept. 20. Educational exhibits, demonstrations, forestry competitions and a display of old and new farm equipment greeted visitors to the fair. "It's all about having...
  • Report: A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia

    Report:  A healthy Chesapeake Bay is worth $50 billion a year to Virginia
    What's a restored Chesapeake Bay worth to Virginia? Nearly $50 billion a year. That's the dollar value the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) came up with in a new report that for the first time takes a look at the economic benefits of a healthy watershed....
  • The organic trend hits Howard County hair salons

    From fruits and vegetables to meat and cheese, organic foods are in high demand. But what about organic highlights? The trend has hit Howard County, with some local salons either switching their product lines or opening up to cater to the organic-minded...
  • 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...
  • Survey shows most American grownups would flunk fifth-grade science

    Survey shows most American grownups would flunk fifth-grade science
    What’s the most common gas in the atmosphere? If you’re like most Americans, you don’t know. (Psst: It’s nitrogen.) You also can’t name the three classifications of rocks or grasp the concept of a simple machine. You...
  • Seniors can learn to write life story

    Mary Ann Revell, an adjunct instructor at Lake-Sumter State College, will present "Write Your Life," a course designed for seniors who have little or no writing experience. The six-week course includes a variety of topics that examine one's life from...