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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...crops to hundreds of cancelled flights.Palm oil and paper pulp companies illegally set fire to forests to clear land to plant more trees in the cheapest and fastest way possible. Authorities are investigating more than 300 plantation companies...
Nation and World
Gov., 2011 Iditarod champ push 'wellness initiative'

...suggested actions."John Baker's philosophy is that the most effective way to counter suicide and substance abuse is to plant seeds of hope and vision so that people, young and old, have something to believe in beyond the borders of their village...
On the Trails: Mutual bonds

...Mother Nature. Some obvious ones are bees and hummingbirds getting nectar from flowers while moving pollen from plant to plant, and robins and bears eating fruits and excreting, and thus dispersing, viable seeds. There are many other mutualisms...
Amazon sues to stop phony product reviews

...trying to make a statement that you can rely on the integrity of the reviews on the site."There are powerful incentives to plant fraudulent reviews. For small businesses, it can be more economical to pay for positive reviews than to buy advertising...
Nation and World
Dirt Girl: Putting the bed to rest

...fall work before it gets too cold. Trust me, nothing is worse than waiting until the temperature drops to the low 40s to plant your garlic and shallots, or to collect seaweed. If you decide to hold off for that final bunch of kale, then consider...
Dirt Girl: To hoop, or not to hoop

...pipes, but it does create a firmer structure if you create this cross-bar.As you can imagine, it is much easier to plant before the plastic is attached to the outside, so it's good to get that out of the way. Plastic ties or a clip designed...
From greenhouse to ground, city crew is dedicated to beautifying Alaska's capital city

...plants from seed in February each year and tend the roughly 17,000 individual plants in the greenhouse until it's time to plant in mid-May. That's when residents and visitors see the crew planting the median of Egan Drive, filling the hanging...
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...cup left out from last summer or the summer before rested on a stump. Hasselborg spent five years clearing two acres to plant a huge garden. Almost a century later, I couldn't distinguish the land he cleared from the surrounding forest. His...
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...California's third-largest employer, with a staff of 195,000."I just thought it was important for a public university to plant the flag here for low-wage workers and a more livable wage," said Napolitano, who was President Barack Obama's...
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Dirt Girl: Don't be a slug

...the layers of the stalks. Because I like leeks, I like to plant a barrier of them around those plants that are susceptible...around the plant. Be careful about which herb you choose to plant or you'll find your lettuce area has been taken over...


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