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  • Senate OKs clean energy on preserved farmland

    Senate OKs clean energy on preserved farmland
    The Senate approved legislation Thursday that will allow some renewable energy generation equipment to be placed on land that farmers have put under agricultural easements, sending its version to the House. The 44-3 vote would clear the way for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: April 8 Lisa and Kyle Turoczi Discuss The Importance Of Using Native Plants

    Lisa and Kyle Turoczi speak to the Cherry Brook Garden Club on April 8 at 11 a.m. "Native Plants - Their Importance in Our Gardens". Kyle and Lisa Turoczi, owners of Earth Tones located in Woodbury, have been working in the Landscape Design business for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: NRCS Invites State/Local Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Tribes to Apply for Federal Program

    Lisa Coverdale, Connecticut State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced the agency is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Agricultural Land Easements portion...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Wildflower/Native Plant Talk

    With Spring fast approaching, nature will start to share its beauty through its wildflowers. Master Gardener and Ecologist Gail K. Reynolds will share her knowledge and love of wildflowers that will help people identify what they see locally and in our...
  • Potato farmers disgruntled at exclusion from WIC program

    U.S. potato growers have again been snubbed by government officials who have kept fresh spuds off the list of approved foods for the federal Women, Infants and Children voucher system. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded low-...
  • Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California

    WASHINGTON In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers. State officials say a pot plant sucks up...
  • Taking the Kids -- and letting a little girl lead the way in Monet's garden

    I can't stop smiling. I'm walking in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny (http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm) on a sunny day, gardens with nearly 100,000 plants and a riot of colorful flowers, not to mention the famous lily pads immortalized in...
  • Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum

    Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum
    The new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is like a roll call of lost, or nearly lost, species: the passenger pigeon, the American bison, the black bear in Illinois, the Carolina parakeet. But "Nature's Struggle: Survival and Extinction,"...
  • Hobby Lobby doesn't have religious rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...
  • For Imperial Valley farmers, abundant water amid drought

    For Imperial Valley farmers, abundant water amid drought
    BRAWLEY, Calif. — Thomas Cox, a third-generation Imperial Valley farmer, is driving his pickup along the gravel roads that separate large fields of lettuce, broccoli, onions and wheat. The discussion turns, as it often does in the Imperial Valley,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: East Catholic High School Student Wins 7 Prizes At The CT Science And Engineering Fair

    East Catholic High School senior, Bidget Oei, was awarded seven prizes for scientific research at the 66th annual Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair recently held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Oei was among more than 700 participants...