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  • China's hungry cattle feasting on alfalfa grown on Utah farm

    JENSEN, Utah It's easy to find the largest Chinese-owned hay farm in the United States. It sits 189 miles east of Salt Lake City, on a stunningly scenic bend of the Green River. After driving past the only gas station in Jensen, population 400, a...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...
  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas. Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
  • Meet the Green City Market's new vendors

    Meet the Green City Market's new vendors
    Finally, it's time to trade wool coats for canvas totes. A favorite of chefs and at-home cooks, Green City Market emerged from hibernation last Saturday, moving from its indoor location to its outdoor post in Lincoln Park. Whether you're looking for...
  • Promoting health before needing health care

     
    One of the biggest issues with the health care system in the United States is that it is good at fixing health problems, but not so good at helping people avoid them in the first place. The folks at St. Luke's University Hospital-Anderson Campus have a...
  • Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season

    Get the yard ready for 2014 hurricane season
    National Hurricane Preparedness Week starts May 25. Trimming trees is No. 1 on the list of May gardening chores. Trim it Dense canopies catch and hold wind like an umbrella. Trimming helps protect surrounding houses and cars from damage, and can...
  • Vermont becomes first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling

    Vermont becomes first U.S. state to mandate GMO labeling
    Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies. The...
  • Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales

    Organic products grew to $35.1 billion in sales
    Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn. The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
  • Get bang for your nature buck with these tips

    Even when the economy is good, the best way to feed wildlife is the same way that nature does: with native plants. Plants provide seeds, berries, nuts and nectar for songbirds, butterflies and hummingbirds. Natives also support insects, which are...
  • O'Malley signs transgender rights bill

    O'Malley signs transgender rights bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people. The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...