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Colorado Pushes Lynx Habitat Rule Changes

Citing the success of a six-year, $2.5 million state program to transplant the endangered lynx from Canada, state officials want the federal government to lift land use restrictions designed to protect the cat's habitat. >> Read the Full Article

Tsunami Salt Damage Not As Severe, Group Says

The contamination of soil by salt water -- a potentially serious effect from December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami -- has been less severe than originally expected, agricultural experts said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

Dandruff, Fur, Pollen Affect Atmosphere, Study Reveals

Bits of pollen, leaf fragments and even dandruff from people and animals make up a significant portion of dusty stuff in the atmosphere but have been ignored by climate modelers, German researchers said Thursday. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Special Report: Sustainable Gardening

More and more people these days seem to be recognizing the multitude of reasons to plan and maintain an ecological landscape. Reducing pollution, conserving resources, and creating wildlife habitat are just a few of the end benefits to taking a sustainable approach to gardening. >> Read the Full Article

Week in Review: March 28th - April 1st

Monday's earthquake off the coast of Indonesia set the wheels in motion for a renewed focus on the unstable geography of the region and its impact on people and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

ENN Weekly: March 28th - April 1st

Monday's earthquake off the coast of Indonesia set the wheels in motion for a renewed focus on the unstable geography of the region and its impact on people and the environment. >> Read the Full Article

For Small Farms and Garden Entrepreneurs, Challenges Abound

Many of the challenges that the gardening enthusiast will face are mirrored by the challenges of small farms. Even if you don't sell your wares, you have to buy many of the same supplies that businesses buy. And of course if you're gardening has taken on a scope big enough that you're selling the fruits of your labor at farmers' markets, you've likely confronted some of the business-related hurdles already. >> Read the Full Article

Sap's Rising but Maple Syrup is Year-Round Melt-in-Mouth Asset

Maple sugaring season is a favorite time for students at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier, a time when this natural and flavorful ingredient is literally flowing in their back yard. >> Read the Full Article

Food Co-op Hopes for Global Success

Cheesesteaks sizzled in an electric skillet and bite-sized samples of brie were stabbed with toothpicks at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture offices in Harrisburg Wednesday. >> Read the Full Article

Nursery Business is Green as Gardening Interest Spurs Industry Growth

When it comes to houses, it's not just what's on the inside that counts. For many homeowners, beautifying the outside with landscaping is just as important as remodeling the inside. It's a growing trend that started a decade ago when the housing market strengthened, says Bob Fitch, Minnesota Nursing and Landscaping Association executive director. >> Read the Full Article