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  • Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop

    Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop
    When it comes to drought-tolerant, fast-growing shade trees, few are as useful as the ice cream bean tree, Inga edulis (and its 300-plus related species). Although it grows like a tree, the ice cream bean actually is a legume. It can grow 60 feet or...
  • UCI professor searched for explosives, weapons online, D.A. says

     
    p> A UC Irvine professor charged with a series of arson fires and accused of plotting to kill 200 students at his son’s high school had searched the Web for the same homemade explosives used in the Oklahoma bombing, a......
  • Navy dog-handler from San Diego dies from Afghanistan combat injuries

     
    A Navy dog-handler from a San Diego command on deployment to Afghanistan has died of combat injuries, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday....
  • Lawn fertilizer thieves sought in Palmdale

     
    Palmdale fertilizer theft: Authorities in Palmdale are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects they say broke into a local storage yard and stole 50 bags of lawn fertilizer....
  • Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes

    Market Watch: Some farmers pulling up stakes
    As certified farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, it may appear as if everyone and his uncle is getting into the game. Some vendors indeed are flourishing, but others have been stretched thin by the expansion and resulting dilution of...
  • Air plant ornaments and a spritz to keep them alive

     
    Air plant ornaments: Dirtcouture.com has launched its version of a living ornament, a tiny tillandsia mounted on a 1-by-1.5-inch stone pendant. The online store also sells Air Head, a spray-bottle of nourishment to keep tillandsias healthy....
  • Meat Eater's Guide ranks foods by environmental, health effects

     
    Lamb, beef and cheese generate the most greenhouse gases of 20 popular meat, fish, dairy and vegetable proteins, according to a new study from the Environmental Working Group. The Meat Eater's Guide, released by the Washington-based environmental research...
  • Fabrics at a glance

    Fabrics at a glance
    COTTON Prized for: Soft feel and easy maintenance; wide availability Percentage of clothes sold in the U.S. that incorporate cotton: Almost 75% Primary sources: China, India, U.S. FLAX Prized for: Color and performance traits similar to cotton;...
  • Cotton that's kinder to the planet

    Cotton that's kinder to the planet
    Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75% of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a...
  • Sustainable agriculture can help conquer hunger, UN says

     
    Industrial-style farming, often known as the "green revolution," has been widely credited with saving perhaps 1 billion people from starvation by boosting the yield of grain crops in India, China, Pakistan, Mexico and other countries. But the green...
  • Corporate sponsorship of a community garden? At Proyecto Pastoral, it's not a question

     
    Community Gardens Dispatch No. 33: Proyecto Pastoral Just 2 months old, the tiny Proyecto Pastoral garden in Boyle Heights is going through a growth spurt, like a grade-schooler who jumps two shoe sizes in one season. In the salsa bed,......