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  • Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood

    Game That Began With Bottlecaps Becomes Two Friends' Livelihood
    FARMINGTON — When Mike Cheshire and Tom Aiezza were boys here in the 1990s, they wanted to find a way to throw a Frisbee indoors without breaking anything. They tried jar lids. They tried bottle caps, shaving bits from the sides or tops. They...
  • Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness

    MINNEAPOLIS Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that...
  • Chemical companies should be held to the same standard as doctors

    I read "Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids" (News, Aug. 4) with keen interest. My late mother, a psychoanalyst who warned us constantly about polychlorinated biphenyls, which, like flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers, persist...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Top 5 sustainable food habits

    Environmental Nutrition Sustainable food habits -- practices that support a more environmentally and socially responsible food system -- are a growing interest in our efforts to protect the environment and our communities from the potentially damaging...
  • Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about

    Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about
    The battle against genetically engineered food revolves mostly around the idea that it’s somehow bad for us in some way, though critics of the technology have a lot of trouble producing credible, peer-reviewed research as evidence. And arguments...
  • At Minnesota's Farmfest, drones and data fly onto the agenda

    MINNEAPOLIS Forget the weather and politics. As thousands of Minnesota farmers gather this week for the big trade show Farmfest, the real buzz is overhead. For a couple of years, small numbers of farmers and farm-equipment dealers have experimented...
  • Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae

    Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae
    For weeks now, York County resident Virginia Russell said she's seen it as she drives over the reservoir on Oriana Road: a green growth sliming the water's surface. It spreads out from the rim of the 265-acre reservoir, sludging its banks like thick...
  • Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...
  • Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.

     Baltimore firm's plans delayed by opposition to industrial sludge in Va.
    Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass-roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties. As a result of the backlash — coming in the form of...
  • State Workers, Manufacturing Workers Get Ahead While Most Workers Fall Behind

    The vast majority of the 1,875,353 jobs in Connecticut last year didn't increase pay enough to outpace inflation last year. There were a few groups of workers, however, whose pay jumped more than twice the inflation rate of 1.5 percent. The largest of...
  • Revitalize The Garden's Flavors And Flora For Fall

    This time of year, the garden is becalmed. Once lush and colorful beds are in the doldrums — hot, airless and not going anywhere. And no, you can't jump ship; it's time to do something about it. The growing season has weeks — months —...