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  • A Visit To North Stonington's Tefftweald At Birchenturn Preserve

    A Visit To North Stonington's Tefftweald At Birchenturn Preserve
    In the middle of the North Stonington woods are a number of large upright field stones surrounded by several stout cedar posts faded like summer driftwood. A huge pine and clumps of mountain laurel grow in the middle of the parcel, which has been...
  • Proposed pool moratorium sinks as City Council enacts new drought measures, fines

    As the City Council considered implementing new drought measures this week, one member threw out a suggestion: a moratorium on the construction of new swimming pools. The council has the power to create such a moratorium, but the idea quickly died on the...
  • Discovery Science Center's L.A. offshoot museum to open in November

    Discovery Science Center's L.A. offshoot museum to open in November
    Turning a lingering and expensive civic embarrassment into a new asset for science education, a never-used, $21.8-million building paid for by the city to give the San Fernando Valley its first major museum finally will open Nov. 13 at Hansen Dam...
  • Farm manure threatens Lehigh watershed

    Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure. The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
  • Pivot Renews 'Please Like Me' for Season 3, Greenlights Conservation Series 'The Operatives'

    Pivot has renewed comedy "Please Like Me" for season three, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour. The series is created by and stars Australian comedian Josh Thomas, and centers around Thomas' character, Josh,...
  • Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse

     Undoing Afghanistan's resource curse
    Afghanistan is teetering on the edge. A little-known bill just passed the upper house of its parliament that could help counter threats to the country's stability and future development, but only if the U.S. government works with Afghanistan to ensure...
  • Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland

    Safety concerns spur new rules for water jet packs in Maryland
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has imposed new rules and regulations on water jet pack businesses in Ocean City to keep thrill-seekers safe. The jet packs — which propel pressurized streams of water to lift riders up to 30 feet above...
  • Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth

    Three drowned in Maryland waters, search underway for fourth
    Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • The Harbor Report: Spreading the word on sea conservation

    This week, I journeyed into the upper bay, known to most of us as the Back Bay, to visit with Michelle Clemente, our city's marine protection and education supervisor. Clemente's office is located in the Back Bay Science Center, sharing the same...