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  • Kane County OKs zoning to allow for medical marijuana

    Kane County OKs zoning to allow for medical marijuana
    The Kane County Board on Tuesday approved several changes to its zoning ordinance to allow medical cannabis facilities to locate in certain farming, industrial and business districts in unincorporated areas of the county. The amendments allow "interim...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts

    Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts
    The Connecticut landscape has dramatically changed over the 250 years since The Hartford Courant was founded. Once covered mostly with farms, forests and small agricultural villages, today, our landscape is suburban subdivisions, strip malls, office...
  • Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border

    Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so. "Before you get partisan, before you tell me...
  • Hot business: Kutztown couple make sauces with pesticide-free peppers

    From two acres in Kutztown comes a fiery commitment to pesticide-free food production. Homesweet Homegrown in Kutztown creates sauces made from their own peppers grown on what were once fields of genetically modified corn. "A lot of people don't...
  • Vegetarian lifestyle limits global warming

    I recently attended a four-day conference about vegetarianism. You would think it would be all about what to eat, nutrition and how to deal with people who think you're nuts. But no. There was a tremendous focus on the climate emergency, much more than...
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • St. Luke's sinking roots into organic farming

    The St. Luke's University Health Network is leading the way in a new procedure, but its not in orthopedic or cardiovascular surgery. It's in the way it stocks its hospital cafeterias. St. Luke's has partnered with the Rodale Institute in a project...
  • Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?

    Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?
    "It's the balloon theory," Jeff Raber, president of a cannabis testing lab in Pasadena, tells The Times' David Pierson about an unintended effect of Proposition D, which prompted a crackdown by local authorities on storefront marijuana dispensaries in Los...
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Living walls offer visual interest, natural beauty indoors or out

    Plants are one of the most overlooked decorative accents in the home. But one thing's for sure: Living walls -- large vertical displays of green and/or flowering plants -- can't be ignored. A living wall instantly provides a touch of natural beauty and an...