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  • Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites

    Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites
    Some cravings will not be ignored. Deny yourself for too long, and the craving may become an obsession. The foods we crave are often regional specialties that are seemingly out of reach — a Philly cheese steak, barbecue pulled pork, red velvet...
  • State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River

    State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River
    State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore. The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Family goes native for its seed business

    Family goes native for its seed business
    About 20 years ago, Randy Seymour and his son John began collecting and growing native plant seed on their family farm along Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, Ky. They started small, John Seymour says, expanding seed production gradually with the...
  • West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views

    West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views
    JUDY GAP, W.Va. - North Fork Mountain is special. It ranks right up there with other iconic West Virginia landmarks: Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods, New River Gorge and Gauley River. Peregrine falcons nest here and hikers can look down on vultures and...
  • With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity

    With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity
    Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
  • A Growing Demand For Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Beef in CT

    A Growing Demand For Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Beef in CT
    Connecticut isn't exactly the sort of place you'd expect to find herds of organically raised cattle grazing in wide-open pasture lands. The terms "grass-fed" and "pasture-raised" beef tend to conjure images of sprawling Western ranches rather than our...
  • Cathy A. Sellitto August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013

    Cathy A. Sellitto  August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013
    Cathy A. Sellitto, 62, of Glendale, CA, passed away November 20, 2013, at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a kind, gentle person who appreciated the simple things in life; loved by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor...
  • Leave Rattlesnakes Alone, They Eat Ticks

    The timber rattlesnake, which is extinct in Rhode Island and Maine, is one of Connecticut's endangered species and is reportedly is losing the battle with humans, a trend that should be reversed. Timber rattlesnakes find welcoming habitat in central...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...