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Summit County training and certifying avalanche dogs for search and rescue 16.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Summit County's resorts employ a number of ski patrollers who work to keep people on the slopes safe. Helping out their two-legged companions are the avalanche rescue dogs, ready to sniff out trouble at a moment's notice.
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Our food critic had what you’re having and ranked the nation’s chain restaurants 15.12.2017 Washington Post
People love to pick on chain restaurants — their uniformity and ubiquity make them easy targets. But not all chains are created equal, and The Post’s food critic set out to see how they stacked up. Here’s what’s good — and what’s not — at 10 full-service chains.
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U.S. Virgin Islands rebound from storms 9.12.2017 Washington Post
Attractions, beaches and restaurants rebound on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, but lodging is needed.
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Australia's largest Residential Timber Building is an Affordable Housing Project 4.12.2017 Planet Ark News
An affordable housing development made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) has opened in Campbelltown, making it the largest residential engineered timber building in Australia and the first in NSW, according to community housing provider BlueCHP.
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High-profile Alberta horticulturalist Jim Hole does his bit to make cannabis cultivation respectable 1.12.2017 - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga O Cannabis! Even a couple of city councillors showed up Wednesday morning for horticulturist Jim Hole's news conference at Hole's Greenhouses and Gardens here in the Botanic City, as the Edmonton-area bedroom suburb of St. Albert styles itself. You can't get much more respectable than that, now, can you? The newser didn't actually seem to be about much that we hadn't already been told , though. Hole, co-owner of the venerable family greenhouse business, answered a few questions from reporters and showed off a home pot-growing set-up he'll soon be selling. Disappointingly, the tent-like structure housed only a couple of azaleas, pot not being quite legal yet hereabouts, despite the third reading given Bill C-45 , the Cannabis Act, in the House of Commons Tuesday. Hole will be director of cultivation for Edmonton-based Atlas Growers Ltd., the privately held corporation that is building a large legal medical and recreational marijuana growing facility in nearby Lac Ste. Anne County. The ...
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Eva Longoria seeks $14 million for her A-list compound in Hollywood Hills West 25.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Actress-director-producer Eva Longoria has put her hilltop compound in Hollywood Hills West on the market for $14 million. Earlier this month she bought another home in the Beverly Crest area for $13.5 million.

The house she’s selling has an A-list pedigree, having been previously owned by box-office...

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All the Philly holiday events kicking off this weekend 22.11.2017 News
Thanksgiving weekend is upon us, which means Christmas is right around the corner. Here are all the biggest, most festive events and market openings kicking off this weekend.
It doesn't get more authentic than this: a taro harvest at a Waikiki hotel's poolside garden 16.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Waikiki is returning to its roots. One Honolulu hotel garden every month harvests a small patch of taro, a vegetable once ubiquitous along the area’s marshes and one critical to the islands’ most famous dish, poi.

Taro is harvested at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, where a small garden flourishes...

The humble bean: Good for soups, great for the apocalypse 15.11.2017 Washington Post
The humble bean: Good for soups, great for the apocalypse
Photo: Darner dragonfly clasps a bristled branch 10.11.2017 TreeHugger
Our photo of the day comes from a native garden oasis in Los Angeles.
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Day of the Dead celebration at Denver Botanic Gardens brings Mexican culture to life 5.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Several days after Halloween, face paint and costumes were back in abundance Saturday at Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
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Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer looks to pitch his Scottsdale, Ariz., penthouse 2.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Finding no takers for his Scottsdale, Ariz., penthouse last year at about $2 million, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has put the contemporary-vibe unit back in play for $1.799 million.

Set atop the Optima Camelview Village building, the corner penthouse holds three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms...

Science says Jack Frost is nipping at your nose ever later 28.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Winter is coming ... later. And it’s leaving ever earlier.

Across the United States, the year’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide.

Scientists say it is yet another sign of the changing...

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Edison Elementary School debuts student-run vegetable garden 28.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thomas Edison Elementary School unveiled its student-run vegetable and herb garden Tuesday, which provides a hands-on experience for students, while learning about healthy eating and nutrition.

The garden was planted last month as part of a program by the Adventist Health Glendale Foundation to...

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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving, avoids jail 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Superstar golfer Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and agreed to enter a diversion program to settle a charge of driving under the influence that began when he was found passed out in his Mercedes.

Woods, 41, spoke only briefly during a hearing at a Palm Beach County, Florida,...

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Chef Jordan Kahn's weird, expectation-defying, silly ambitious culinary dream 27.10.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Under the dome of a dark, nighttime sky, after dinner service at his restaurant Vespertine, chef Jordan Kahn is talking to diners in the garden, an arrangement of seats and greenery next to the restaurant and near a fountain. To the uninitiated, this probably sounds like a peaceful, even pastoral...

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California developers add a touch of luxury to the ‘agrihood’ trend 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The setup is picture perfect: residents coming together to cooperatively farm and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Whether the backdrop is a bucolic pasture in rural Illinois or an urban garden nestled in the concrete streets of Detroit, “agrihoods” have been blossoming this decade.

Though the...

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'Modified' asks why Canada and U.S. refuse to label genetically modified foods 27.10.2017 TreeHugger
But more than that, the film is a love story about cooking and gardening -- and the importance of regaining control over where our food comes from.
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reACT house is a resilient, adaptive & smart design for ecological living (Video) 24.10.2017 TreeHugger
This one entry in this year's Solar Decathlon features some interesting concepts in urban farming, water management and technology.
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'It's a superhighway above our heads': South L.A. residents vexed by new LAX flight paths 22.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Thousands of people come every year to meditate and reflect at the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, a South L.A. center that dubs itself “a spiritual oasis in the city.”

But this year, the tranquility of its green gardens and burbling fountains has been broken by a new and unwelcome sound:...

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