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Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 pm

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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New fund aims to improve Calumet, Chicago rivers

CHICAGO | A new public-private fund will begin accepting proposals for projects to improve the Calumet and Chicago rivers as part of a sweeping plan to improve quality of life and the economy in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, partners in the effort said Wednesday.

August 07, 2013 5:40 pm

Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.

May 27, 2013 12:22 am

US proposes 'musical instrument passports'

BANGKOK (AP) — Musicians, take note: Next time you travel abroad, you might need a passport — for your instrument.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
Wildlife trapping: strong feelings for and against

Wildlife trapping: strong feelings for and against

COOLBAUGH, Pa. | Barry Warner has loved wildlife since boyhood, and lived out his dream of becoming a conservation officer. He sees no contradiction in the fact that he's also a lifelong trapper, skilled at capturing wild animals and, if appropriate, killing them as part of an avocation that…

October 08, 2011 9:00 pm
With NY teen's suicide come spotlight, caution

With NY teen's suicide come spotlight, caution

Taunted since grade school for hanging out with girls, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer told his parents things were finally getting better since high school started. A few days later, he hanged himself.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIALS: GOP clings to state office

Playing politics: GOP clings to state office

June 25, 2011 12:00 am
Ohio wildlife center offers yurts for safari sleepovers

Ohio wildlife center offers yurts for safari sleepovers

You dine by the light of an outdoor fire, sleep in a yurt and wake up for a safari to see antelope, zebras, rhinos, giraffes and camels.

May 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Fixing up your fixtures: A shower of options

Fixing up your fixtures: A shower of options

Anyone looking to upgrade a bathroom in a big way might want to start small — with the showerhead.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Former Gary wastewater treatment operators, national water company charged with violating Clean Water Act

HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees were charged Wednesday with conspiracy and violating the Clean Water Act.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am

Want to keep your tree's needles off floor? Then listen to this professor

If you're heading to a Christmas tree farm, heed the research of tree scientist Les Werner and his students: Keep that fresh-cut fir or pine watered once you get it home, and you'll be rewarded with fewer needles to sweep off the floor.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am Related

How do you predict fall foliage? With lots of eyes

Jon Bouton does his leaf-peeping from his car, traveling Vermont's bumpy back roads in a 2001 Geo Prizm.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am

Renters can do plenty to make their homes more eco-friendly

LOS ANGELES | So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels.

August 22, 2010 12:00 am

UT studies cerulean warbler reaction to habitat

For the past six years, the University of Tennessee has participated in a regional study to determine how these neotropical migrants respond to various levels of forest disturbance. The UT portion of the study has focused on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area — 150,000-plus acres …

June 10, 2010 5:30 am
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