Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

U.S. 06/05/19, 01:31

Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.The City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize the adult use and ...

OK to smoke, not to grow? States wrestle with homegrown pot

U.S. 05/29/19, 16:52

Illinois lawmakers working to legalize recreational marijuana have hit a potential snag that other states have wrestled with: whether to allow people to grow a few pot plants for personal use.The 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have different ...

Save the bees (and time and money) by creating a bee lawn

U.S. 05/28/19, 07:39

Flowering "bee lawns" that attract pollinators are a compromise between fastidious turf management and the more casual yard approach. They add biodiversity to the landscape and need less maintenance. That makes them cost-effective, too.Bee lawns are turf grasses blended with ...

2,000 cherry trees destroyed at ex-49er’s California orchard

Sports 05/19/19, 14:11

Former San Francisco 49ers center Jeremy Newberry says vandals have destroyed nearly half of the 4,000 cherry trees recently planted at his Northern California orchard.Newberry tells the San Francisco Chronicle that a worker at his Newberry Cherry Farm arrived May ...

New strategy aims to save sagebrush in Western states

U.S. 04/23/19, 12:03

Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, including imperiled sage grouse.Officials say the 248-page document released this month is a paradigm shift relying on advances ...

Update: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Science 04/19/19, 15:46

The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local):3:30 p.m.Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act ...

Texas to soon remove hemp from controlled substance list

U.S. 04/01/19, 11:24

Texas is planning to eliminate hemp from its list of controlled substances.The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Department of State Health Services will on Friday remove hemp from a list of Schedule I drugs that can be abused ...

Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open cafe and hemp store

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:47

Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LNP reports Landis said Thursday he will open Floyd's of Lancaster Cafe in the spring featuring products ...

Dakota Access company says it complied with state settlement

U.S. 11/28/18, 15:50

A Texas-based developer said it complied with the terms of a 2017 agreement settling allegations it violated North Dakota rules during construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but state regulators want more details.Energy Transfer Partners in October filed documents ...

A sharing economy for plants: Seed libraries are sprouting up

Business 11/20/18, 21:30

Thanksgiving may be uniquely American, but its core spirit was exported from harvest festivals stretching back for millennia. Its essence is being grateful for what one has, while noting a duty to share one’s good fortune. In my new book, “The Food Sharing Revolution: How ...

Hurricane Michael could sour Florida’s tupelo honey harvest

Florida 10/22/18, 22:19

Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the sweet delicacy.Tanker trucks of corn syrup and tens of thousands of pounds of synthetic ...

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