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Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

Study: Physical, electric barriers best Asian carp defenses

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Placing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish, accordi…

January 29, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

Hairy, scary tarantulas don't spook loyal owners

There are many people who call these creepy critters a pet or a passion and insist their beauty is worth the risk of a bite.

October 29, 2013 11:03 am

Purdue app helps homeowners identify trees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Is that a red mulberry or a slippery elm in the backyard? An Eastern red cedar or a Scotch pine?

October 18, 2013 11:30 am
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

To Carol with love: notes on a special daphne

I fell in love with Carol Mackie almost from the day she arrived here. True, she was nothing special to look at early on, but she always had a becoming daintiness.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am

New blooms, veggies and more debuting for 2013

Whoever believes there's nothing new under the sun hasn't seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season.

May 18, 2013 12:00 am
Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Ask a Designer: style in a small outdoor space

Design magazines and home decorating catalogs tend to feature sprawling backyards with big wooden decks and room for everything from decorative fountains to artificial ponds.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Saplings from Anne Frank's tree take root in US

Saplings from the chestnut tree that stood as a symbol of hope for Anne Frank as she hid from the Nazis for two years in Amsterdam are being distributed to 11 locations in the United States as part of a project that aims to preserve her legacy and promote tolerance.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Mildew starts with few little spots, then spreads

It may start with a couple of small dark spots on the grout where the shower stall meets the tiled wall. A few days later, they multiply.

March 01, 2013 12:00 am
Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes as tight end Delanie Walker waits to run a route during practice Wednesday in New Orleans.

January 31, 2013 7:40 pm

Bouquets to save: flowers made of recycled stuff

Glynis Abapo knew just what she wanted her dream wedding cake to be: simple. Three or four tiers. A rich, white confection with white peonies and peony petals cascading down the middle.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

From left, glasses of hard apple cider, apple beer, and apple wine, along with, from left, bottles of beer, wine, and hard cider are shown.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Autumn's a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures setting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori: What it is and how to use it

If you've ever had a California roll, you've had nori.

September 12, 2012 8:45 am
Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori: What it is and how to use it

Nori — also called laver — is a somewhat generic name for a variety of seaweeds cultivated for use mostly in Japanese cooking.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

Shark attack survivor wins bronze at Paralympics

LONDON (AP) — Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his right leg.

September 03, 2012 4:03 pm
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

It may look like the dog is going nowhere. But pet owners with fat, old or misbehaving dogs say they measure the benefits of canine treadmills in pounds, years and sleep.

September 02, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Chryses, a Belgian Malinois, walks the Jog-A-Dog treadmill as part of a demonstration in the enrichment center at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The Jog-A-Dog is an industrial model used for professional purposes, unlike the DogPacer, which is meant for home.  

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Dog treadmill sales brisk as pets shape up

Trixie, 3, a pit bull, tries out an aquatic treadmill meant for dogs in need of lower impact exercise, during a demonstration at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The aquatic treadmill is one of three different types at LA Dog Works. LA Dog Works, a 24-hour dog care center, which includes boardin…

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
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