| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:25 AM
Graphic Content Warning: A man in West, Texas, captured an explosion at a fertilizer plant on video from his vehicle Wednesday night, April 17, 2013.
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| Apr 20, 2013
| 8:32 PM
The deafening blast 50 feet behind Boston Marathon runner Tami Hughes jolted her right back to Sept. 11, 2001.
"In the three seconds that it took me to turn around [last Monday], at first I'm like, 'Oh God, did a plane crash into a building?'" said...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 AM
A terror bombing at the Boston Marathon, an explosion at a Texas fertilizer factory and tainted mail in Washington, D.C. have made for an unsettling week. Throw in anniversaries of some of America's most tragic and traumatic days -- Virginia Tech,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Howard Hord considers himself a chef of sorts, but the food he works with is a little past its prime.
Using moldy melon rinds, orange peels and other castoff fruit and vegetables from some Howard County kitchens, Hord is "cooking" the first batches of...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Some 1,600 miles away from Boston, first responders in West, Texas, also put helping others above their personal safety last week. Many gave their lives doing that.
Of the more than a dozen people who died in the explosion of the West Fertilizer Co....
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Let us beat the gun-rights crowd to the punch and agree with them right here and now that firearms aren't the only dangerous devices out there in dire need of greater regulation. It seems that certain types of fireworks may need to be added to that list,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A 21st century riddle for you: What's slimy, green and brown, sometimes smelly and disgusting, but also a potentially wonderful anti-pollution tool that's good to eat and could turn into an economic pot of gold for Connecticut?
The answer, of course, is...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Please settle an argument. You say to spread no more than 1-2 inches of mulch around a tree. Since mulch holds moisture in soil, isn't more mulch even better?
Seems logical — but more isn't always better in this case. Mulch does shade soil and...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Optimism might seem out of place after the Waterkeeper Alliance's bitter loss in a recent lawsuit to hold Perdue Farms and its grower Alan Hudson responsible for polluting waterways with poultry manure. But it's possible to at least be hopeful of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Many people see Thanksgiving leftovers as too much of a good thing and toss them out. Vinnie Bevivino wants those uneaten castoffs and more — he sees a chance to make some green with them while going green.
Bevivino, 31, is the owner of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...