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  • Connecticut Seaweed Could Represent the Future For the State's Cosmetics Manufacturers

    Connecticut Seaweed Could Represent the Future For the State's Cosmetics Manufacturers
    The distinguished members of the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (bet you didn't even know we had a chapter here) will be gathering this September to hear about seaweed. Connecticut seaweed to be exact. The kind of seaweed that...
  • Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field

    Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field
    For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground. Now, the Los Angeles company is on a...
  • Risk of Pa.'s ammonia storage sites on par with falling balloonists

    Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer. Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
  • Orchid-growing tips for beginners

    Orchid-growing tips for beginners
    Orchid blooms are beloved by many, but they can intimidate budding gardeners. Joan Connors, retired greenhouse manager of the American Orchid Society, has a few tips to help beginners keep plants healthy, happy and blooming. "I love growing orchids,...
  • Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs

    Scott seeks $55 millon boost for Florida springs
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs. The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
  • West Fertilizer Co. fined $2,300 in 2006 for lack of safety plan

    West Fertilizer Co. fined $2,300 in 2006 for lack of safety plan
    The West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday was fined $2,300 in 2006 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not having a risk management program in place, records show.  West Fertilizer Co. settled with the environmental agency in...
  • Best care for orchids: Quick how-to from Santa Barbara show pro

    An orchid isn't exactly a puppy, but it is one of those gifts that requires regular care. If you’re given one — or if you pick one up this weekend at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show — you should know the basics. Brian...
  • West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show

    West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show
    The West, Texas, fertilizer plant destroyed by a massive explosion has paid nearly $8,000 to at least two regulatory agencies for safety and transportation violations, records show. West Fertilizer Co. paid $5,250 last year to the U.S. Pipeline and...
  • Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop

    Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop
    When it comes to drought-tolerant, fast-growing shade trees, few are as useful as the ice cream bean tree, Inga edulis (and its 300-plus related species). Although it grows like a tree, the ice cream bean actually is a legume. It can grow 60 feet or...
  • Mayor of West, Texas: The face of a ravaged town

    WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move. Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast unclear; inquiry continues

    The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...