| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:26 AM
WETHERSFIELD — You could call Joseph Simcox a Johnny Appleseed in reverse.
The self-proclaimed "botanical explorer" has spent much of his life, especially the last eight-plus years, circling the globe in search of seeds. His travels — he has...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Environmental activist group Greenpeace apologized on Wednesday for a protest it organized at the ancient Nazca Lines etched in a desert in Peru.
The group said it was sorry if the protest at the historical site on Monday caused any "moral offense" to...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Approximately 190 counties attended the recent U.N. Conference on Climate in Lima, Peru. On Dec. 7, The Morning Call published a good article in which it was stated that the "Lima meeting has to decide at least one basic issue: what the emissions...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
One of the most seductively beautiful recordings of the year came from the pen and sensibility of percussionist-bandleader Juan Pastor, who achieved startlingly original work on "Chinchano."
The album, like much of Pastor's music, intertwined the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:49 PM
State Senate leader Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) will head a delegation of California officials attending a weeklong conference on climate change starting Sunday in Lima, Peru.
De León will be accompanied to the United Nations Framework Convention on...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On Monday, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru, to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change.
It has been 25 years since the international community called for action on greenhouse gases. When the...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Santa Fe Farmers Market sits parallel to the tracks of the historic railroad depot. As you approach, the sweet smell of chilies wafts through the air. A man is turning the crank of a metal drum of bright green Hatch peppers roasting over an open...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Patrick McBriarty authored “Chicago River Bridges” and co-produced “Chicago Drawbridges” broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee public television in 2013. His PTM Werks Series...
| Apr 13, 2014
Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years.
They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...