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EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

The rule will affect farmers and cropland.

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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

A Houston Chronicle newspaper sits on the curb next to flood soaked carpet padding Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston. The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to at least 19 on Wednesday, with over a dozen people missing, and another round of rain th…

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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

A highway entrance is covered in water and debris after flood waters overran the banks of the bayou in downtown Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motoris…

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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Flood waters overrun the banks of the bayou in downtown Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that s…

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EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed

The EPA rule would apply to farms that use professional beekeepers to pollinate their crops, and only when plants are in bloom. Here, horticulturist Adam Martinez checks for queen activity on behalf of the TwoHoneys Bee Co. in Mason, Ohio.

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Killing of cormorants to lower consumption of salmon begins

Killing of cormorants to lower consumption of salmon begins

Armed with rifles equipped with silencers, government hunters have started shooting seabirds on an uninhabited island at the mouth of the Columbia River, to reduce their consumption of juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean.

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Dead ostrich, pig found in SW Idaho conservation area

NAMPA, Idaho — Federal authorities are leading an investigating in southwest Idaho after the bodies of an ostrich, a pig and three coyotes were found in the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.

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Southern California water importer OKs $350 million boost in lawn-removal rebates

Southern California water importer OKs $350 million boost in lawn-removal rebates

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a surge of interest in removing grass amid California’s worsening drought, the Metropolitan Water District agreed Monday to spend an additional $350 million to help homeowners and businesses replace the turf.

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

SYDNEY — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

SYDNEY — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.

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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, sheep wander parched land near a dry reservoir on a Condobolin property, 460 kilometers (285 miles) northwest of Sydney. On the world's driest inhabited continent, drought is a part of life, with the struggle to survive in a land short on water a con…

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Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu

FILE - This Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, shows eggs for sale in a Des Moines, Iowa, grocery store. Egg prices reached record levels on Friday, May 22, 2015, after a bird flu outbreak decimated a flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top …

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Garden Sage: Coaxing flowers from a crepe myrtle and facing facts about cilantro

Garden Sage: Coaxing flowers from a crepe myrtle and facing facts about cilantro

Rule of thumb is first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. 

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Air Force OKs expansion of D-M training flights

Air Force OKs expansion of D-M training flights

Though down in recent years, flights by visiting units could rise up to 65 percent.

May 15, 2015 4:15 pmLoading…
Tips to get your garden through the hot months

Tips to get your garden through the hot months

A little research and planning can save a lot of money and disappointment.

May 09, 2015 2:45 pm Photos

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City to address food security with new commission

City to address food security with new commission

The mayor's office is bringing together a committee of local farmers and food advocates to address issues of food security in our community. 

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New auto trend picks up speed: Small but mighty engines

New auto trend picks up speed: Small but mighty engines

It’s a true watershed moment for the industry.

May 01, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits

Company finds intersection of research, commerce, environmental benefits

Company formed by UA professors is making cleaning products cleaner.

April 25, 2015 6:25 pm Photos

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Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question after a meeting with businesses affected by the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, April 16, 2015. Cities expected to slash water use in the drought are revolting against Brown’s mandatory water restrictions, and dozens of a…

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250 native elk die inside fenced area at California seashore

POINT REYES, Calif. — More than 250 tule elk died inside a fenced area at a Northern California seashore during a two-year period, and a lack of water is possibly the cause.

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