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    Sports teams want to turn their arenas into voting centers 3 women were arrested after a 17-year-old Chilis hostess said angry customers attacked her for trying to enforce the restaurants COVID-19 seating policy Indoor Plant Stands and How To Choose The Right One For Your Space Houseplants don’t just make a home look and...
    Compost bins have the habit of scaring people. Regardless of how much we’ve come to accept that we need to be composting our kitchen scraps, utilizing our lawn trimmings, and making the most of what’s biodegradable (like cardboard boxes, newspapers, and so on), there’s just something about that bin. It seems so big. Does it...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Encouraged by three years of experimentation, scientists at Lake Tahoe plan to expand the use of ultraviolet light to kill algae and other invasive plants that eat away at the clarity of the mountain water. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are monitoring the project and collecting data to study...
    RENO (AP) — Encouraged by three years of experimentation, scientists at Lake Tahoe plan to expand the use of ultraviolet light to kill algae and other invasive plants that eat away at the clarity of the mountain water. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are monitoring the project and collecting data to study the...
    By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Encouraged by three years of experimentation, scientists at Lake Tahoe plan to expand the use of ultraviolet light to kill algae and other invasive plants that eat away at the clarity of the mountain water. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are monitoring the project...
    MODESTO (CBS13) – Over 12,000 plants, 15 guns and nearly 1 million in cash were seized in an illegal marijuana bust that resulted in 31 arrests, the Modesto Police Department said on Thursday. Authorities said the bust happened in the south Modesto area. Investigators served 16 search warrants over the course of the investigation. Modesto...
    The Langsdorffia hypogaea or vampire plant is a rare parasitic plant that lives in forests and savannas in Central and South America, Madagascar, and Papa New Guinea, and produces bright red flowers that mark its feeding zone. The four different species of Langsdorffia currently known are types of holoparasitic plants, which means that they...
    A European dog tick. imv/Getty Images The EPA has approved a new ingredient, nootkatone, for use in insecticides and insect repellents. Nootkatone is effective at repelling and killing mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting pests. The chemical is nontoxic to humans and has been used in perfume and food for its grapefruit aroma. The...
    As we move deeper into food production, it’s important to remember where our food comes from: the soil. Whether we are fruitarians, herbivores, or carnivores, the root of nutrition is all the same. Grains, vegetables, fruit, and pulses sprout forth from the earth, and wherever down the food chain they may land, those plant-based treats...
    Besides the incredible variety of appearances and colors, there are many interesting facts you should know about flowers. The Nile rose or Indian lotus (from the Nymphaeaceae family) is known as the sacred flower of the ancient Egyptians, who worshiped these water lilies in the Nile River and also used them for funeral rituals. It...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many. The storm, known as a derecho, slammed the Midwest with straight line winds of up to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Recent hail storms are creating a rush for new roofs. But just as home owners find companies to do the repairs, contractors are finding supplies in short supply. When factories making asphalt shingles were shuttered by coronavirus lockdowns, it led to some supply chain problems. When hailstones turn waterproof rooftops into Swiss...
    A man from Booneville, Ark., planted unsolicited mystery seeds he received from China weeks before government officials issued their warnings not to, and now that plant has been “prepped for incineration,” a spokesperson from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture told Fox News. The plant in question grew white fruits and orange blossoms that reportedly looked similar to a squash plant...
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    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — An illegal marijuana grow at a rural property in Placer County has been raided by authorities. The Placer County Sheriff’s office says, back on on Aug. 5, deputies with their Special Operations Unit served a search warrant at a marijuana grow site in Alta. The site was on a hillside leading...
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    Not to be confused with goji berries, goumi berries are yet another type of berry that offers a slew of health benefits. Unfortunately, they are not known in commercial markets because they don’t transport well, much the same as mulberries. Luckily, they make fantastic additions to gardens, and they can grow throughout most of the...
    There’s a rocky streambed behind my house that I’ve always appreciated but rarely interacted with. With a young child home all summer, that has changed, as the stream has become a refuge and a place for adventures. There’s a secret agency among the rocks and pools where my daughter and I are superheroes and practice...
    My friend sent me an Instagram post the other day featuring a cartoon of someone as a casual plant parent before COVID-19 and a full time plant parent after. Many people cooped up inside their homes during quarantine have opted to bring their greenery inside. I am one of those people. My plant collection has...
    Foggia wins maiden MotoGP in Czech Republic Elegant Thanksgiving Cupcakes That Are Better Than Pumpkin Pie China’s Aiko Solar Will Spend $2.87B to Build Plants in Zhejiang (Bloomberg) -- © Bloomberg Photovoltaic panels stand at the Golmud Solar Park in this aerial photograph taken on the outskirts of Golmud, Qinghai province, China, on...
    MODESTO (CBS13) – Three people were arrested in a large marijuana bust in Modesto on Friday, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities said they confiscated around 2,000 pot plants and 300 pounds of processed marijuana. Three firearms and ammunition were also recovered. Multiple marijuana eradication warrants were served in the 500 block of El...
    By KAREL JANICEK, Associated Press MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and...
    MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home How to Get Rid of Spider Mites That Have Infested Your Garden or House Plants If the leaves of your favorite plant are...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nature is returning to craters left from lakes drained by two dams that failed in May during torrential rain in mid-Michigan. But not always in a good way. “Shortly after the water receded, you could look out over the exposed bottom lands of the lake and it was like looking at...
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    An Arkansas man who says he received a packet of unknown seeds from China has planted them — and KSFM-TV calls the burgeoning plant "wild." Packages of unsolicited seeds from China began showing up in mailboxes across the country in July, stumping agriculture and commerce officials in the process. In early...
    Some of the mystery seeds from China sprouting up in the mailboxes across the US have finally been identified — as harmless cooking ingredients, according to federal officials. Researchers were able to put a name to at least 14 of the plant species as of July 29, including mustard, cabbage and morning glory, as well as...
    (CNN)Here's a look at nuclear power plants in the United States.There are 95 commercial nuclear power reactor units licensed to operate in the United States. The nuclear power reactor units provide the US with about 20% of its electricity. Other FactsThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission or NRC maintains a threat assessment branch, which assesses security threats...
    Schools find theres no one size fits all approach to returning to campus during coronavirus outbreak How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner How To Spot Root Rot ASAP so it Doesn’t Kill Your Whole Garden The children's book The Giving Tree follows a benevolent apple sapling that eventually...
    Residents in several U.S. states have been receiving unsolicited seeds in the mail from China, prompting warnings from state agricultural agencies. But one man in Arkansas decided to plant some of the seeds to see what grew. “Before word got out, a man in Booneville planted the seeds and they’ve been growing in his garden...
    An Arkansas man who received one of the mysterious seed packages sent to thousands of US residents from China planted them on his property — and said the results are wild. “We … planted the seeds just to see what would happen,’’ Booneville resident Doyle Crenshawn told local CBS-TV affiliate KSFM. The plant is now...
    If you want to avoid chemical weedkillers but don’t like the idea of hand hoeing or bouncing along behind a rototiller, you still have options to keep weeds from taking over your garden. MULCH For starters, there’s mulches, which can smother weeds. Pile organic mulches such as leaves, grass clippings, or wood chips a few...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan on Monday ordered coronavirus testing of agricultural and migrant workers, citing nearly a dozen outbreaks at farms and food-processing plants in recent weeks. Under the emergency order issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services, migrant housing camp operators must do initial baseline...
    Wether you eat a vegan or meat heavy diet and your socioeconomic status can be determined simply by looking at proteins in your hair, a new study found. A study led by a team at the University of Utah examined proteins in discarded hair found in rubbish bins from barbershops and salons across 20 US...
    ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – A family in Arvada is stepping up to help their community face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic by changing the business model of their urban farm from flowers to food. They then donate the fresh produce to local food banks every week.   (credit: CBS)   The Kushik...
    Water chestnuts, an invasive species, clog local waterways The channels of Constitution Marsh were eerily quiet one afternoon last week as the heat index inched toward 100 degrees. No bird calls or frog peeps, just the gentle swish of the canoe as Scott Silver and I paddled through corridors lined with cattails. The bald eagles,...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had little support when the idea came up three years ago. It was all but dead until the spring of last year, when the new leader of the Ohio House stepped up with a...
    By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A $1 billion bailout for Ohio’s two nuclear plants that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal had little support when the idea came up three years ago. It was all but dead until the spring of last year, when the new leader of the Ohio...
    CHATFIELD STATE PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – The search for a missing person at the swim beach at Chatfield State Park continued on Sunday. The unidentified person was reported missing on Friday. (credit: South Metro Fire Rescue) Authorities say two people were in the water, and had trouble swimming in an area known as the Catfish Flats....
    As part of Valley Water’s mission to provide flood protection for our communities, we are continuously preparing for the possibility of flooding. We must regularly keep our streams and creeks well maintained to handle the rainy season and protect the many species of wildlife that live there. Valley Water’s primary flood prevention efforts are performed...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is asking residents who have received unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to have come from China not to open them or plant them and to report the package to the agency. The type of seeds have not yet been identified and the agency had been...
    From large trees in the Amazon jungle to houseplants to seaweed in the ocean, green is the color that reigns over the plant kingdom. Why green, and not blue or magenta or gray? The simple answer is that although plants absorb almost all the photons in the red and blue regions of the light spectrum,...
    Dear Amy: My neighbor picks flowers off of our trees/plants in the front yard. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  The first time we caught her doing this, she told us she uses them for prayer and asked if it was OK. This is becoming a daily routine. We hardly have any flowers left. Today,...