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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…

Gardening tool used to run off carjacker in downtown Little Rock – Arkansas Online

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A neighbor armed with a gardening tool thwarted the carjacking of a woman outside her downtown Little Rock apartment Monday, police say. The 25-year-old victim said someone approached the driver’s side of her gray 2004 Toyota Camry about 2 p.m. at 1107 Cumberland St. as she was getting out of the vehicle. “I’m sorry but I need your car,” the individual told the woman, according to a Little Rock Police…

Kiwanis Club takes on gardening and murder – Port Townsend Leader

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Horticultural heroes celebrated at Bicester gardening awards – Oxford Mail

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Bicester Best Back Garden Competition 2017 winners Trish and George Rawlings with town mayor Les Sibley in their winning garden.

Tucson Home and Gardening Nov. 5-11 – Arizona Daily Star

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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RāWiri Community House’s popular vegetable garden restored after crash – Stuff.co.nz

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

RāWiri Community House’s popular vegetable garden restored after crash Rawiri Community House manager Liz Kiriona talks about the south Auckland facility’s new and improved vegetable garden. A community vegetable garden is being brought back to life after an encounter with a runaway vehicle. A popular vege garden at RāWiri Community House in Manurewa was damaged about six months ago when a car went off the road and crashed through it…

Neighbor with gardening tool stops carjacking of Little Rock woman … – Arkansas Online

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A neighbor armed with a gardening tool thwarted the carjacking of a woman outside her downtown Little Rock apartment Monday afternoon, police say. The 25-year-old victim said someone approached the driver’s side of her gray 2004 Toyota Camry around 2 p.m. at 1107 Cumberland St. as she was getting out of the vehicle. “I’m sorry but I need your car,” the individual reportedly told the woman, according to a Little…

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…

Neighbor with gardening tool stops carjacking of Little Rock woman, police say – Arkansas Online

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A neighbor armed with a gardening tool thwarted the carjacking of a woman outside her downtown Little Rock apartment Monday afternoon, police say. The 25-year-old victim said someone approached the driver’s side of her gray 2004 Toyota Camry around 2 p.m. at 1107 Cumberland St. as she was getting out of the vehicle. “I’m sorry but I need your car,” the individual reportedly told the woman, according to a Little…

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….

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

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 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…

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…

National Botanic Garden of Wales visitors ‘up 45% in two years’ – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales Visitor numbers to the National Botanic Garden of Wales have increased by 45% in the past two years, it has revealed. The attraction in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, said its income had increased by 23% in the same period. Director Huw Francis said the garden’s appeal had been “broadened” by new features, including water zorbing and a…

Local farms enrich PUSD school nutrition and gardening education – Plumas County Newspapers

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

PCS student Keyarah Lane discovered the textures of corn kernels and husks when her kindergarten class took a field trip to the Five Foot Farm. Thanks to a creative array of local partnerships with farmers, the Plumas Unified School District has harvested a bounty of success with its dedication to teaching students the importance of good nutrition and knowing where their food comes from — two goals that are highlighted…

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