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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

With A Tiny Garden, Franciscan Children’s Hospital Finds Therapeutic Power In Plants – WBUR

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

There’s a tiny garden on the rooftop of Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton. It’s a little oasis in a desert of bricks and concrete. “We have spearmint and lemon balm over here,” says a patient who’s tending to the garden. He’s 11 years old. “These tarragons taste like licorice,” he adds. The garden came to be this past summer. The hospital’s food service director was eager to make more fresh…

Bug hotel comes to Davenport garden – Quad City Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Tell people you’re going to make a “bug hotel,” and you’ll likely get quizzical looks. Someone might joke that they’ve stayed in a bug hotel, and, no thanks. Another may ask why bugs need hotels and don’t we just want to get rid of them? But bug hotels are a thing. Just ask Jesy Yeates, of Davenport, who recently constructed a bug hotel, with help from his family,…

Garden Tips: Early November chores for the garden – The Mercury News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s beginning to feel a little more like fall, and while the holidays are bearing down on us, the burdens of the garden are easing up. Here are somethings you should consider doing this week. Prepare for cold weather by draining irrigation lines. If you have frost sensitive plants that can’t be moved, build frames that can easily be put in place when the really cold weather gets here. Mow…

Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London’s Covent Garden – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police. “This is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorist related.” Kareem Chehayeb, an MA student at King’s College, later Tweeted: “Things have calmed down but police are asking people in the area to leave as they investigate.” Following the incident the busy Strand, leading from Trafalgar Square to…

Galaxy of Lights schedule set at Huntsville Botanical Garden – AL.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The schedule has been set for the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Galaxy of Lights, the longstanding Christmas tradition in north Alabama. More than 200 light displays are planned for 2017 and the hot chocolate and spirited coffee tents will again be available on the path. A change this year is an additional walking night through the lights. Altogether, there will be 10 nights this year when the path is closed to…

Great garden-path options to ponder – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

As we head into months that are typically messier and muddier, it might be a good time to augment our walks. Our lives and our landscapes change over the years, and sometimes we need to amend or replace walks that came with the house. If you’ve added a greenhouse, or if you’ve remodeled and have a new door or patio, perhaps you need a new walkway for access. Trees or…

Carnivorous plants use CO2 to lure prey, says study – The Hindu

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Carnivorous plants have been known to employ a variety of techniques like nectar, smell, colour and ultraviolet florescence to lure and capture prey. But now, scientists at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Gardens and Research Institute here have come up with evidence that some carnivorous plants use carbon dioxide (CO2) to attract insects and ants to their prey traps. A study conducted by the division of Phytochemistry and Pharmacology at…

Exxon settles pollution case with US, will upgrade 8 plants – Savannah Morning News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DALLAS — Exxon Mobil settled violations of the clean-air law with the Trump administration by agreeing to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty and spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent thousands of tons of future pollution, including cancer-causing benzene, from eight petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana. Some environmentalists criticized the settlement as insufficient punishment…

Russia to build nuclear power plants in Nigeria – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption A man takes part in a protest against rising electricity prices in Lagos in 2016 Russia has signed a deal to build two nuclear power plants in Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy seeks to end its energy crisis. Russian state-owned company Rosatom will build one in the south, the other in the centre, sources at the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission told the BBC. The deal’s…

Exxon settles pollution case with feds by upgrading 8 plants – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Exxon Mobil is settling air pollution cases with the Trump administration by paying a $2.5 million civil penalty and promising to spend $300 million on pollution-control technology at several plants along the Gulf Coast. Federal officials said Tuesday that the settlement will prevent thousands of tons of future pollution, including cancer-causing benzene, from eight petrochemical plants in Texas and Louisiana. The settlement ends allegations that Exxon violated the federal Clean…

Coroner identifies 2 who died in Garden Grove freeway crashes – OCRegister

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Orange County coroner’s office has released the name of two men who died early Monday morning, Oct. 30 in crashes on the 22 freeway in Garden Grove. One of the men died after his car hit a freeway wall near the Brookhurst Street off-ramp while the other died after he stopped to help and was struck by another vehicle. The victims are 42-year-old Santiago Sanjuan-Mancilla and 19-year-old Bryce Campo….

5 Questions: Garden grows for local organization – Carlisle Sentinel

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

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Garden calendar for the week of Nov. 5-11 – OCRegister

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Fullerton Garden Club: Discuss gardening and work on fundraisers for the Fullerton Arboretum. 9 a.m.-noon second Tuesday of every month. Field trip related to gardening third Tuesday of the month. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton. 714-526-6713. Wednesday, Nov. 8 Cool Growing Orchid Society: A fun, educational night with refreshments. 7-9 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Garden Grove Masonic Lodge, 11270 Acacia Parkway. Free for first-time…

It’s Garden Thyme! with Gail Garber of Ches. City – Cecil Whig

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

CHESAPEAKE CITY — This month I had the pleasure of visiting the home garden of Gail Garber of Chesapeake City. Gail has been an avid gardener since her retirement over 17 years ago. With the help of her husband, Larry, this spirited grandmother of five has created an enchanting garden retreat and wildlife haven nestled in her own backyard. Gail and I spoke a little about…

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