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  • Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California's largest lake

    CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — Near Southern California’s dying Salton Sea, a canopy next to a geothermal power plant covers large containers of salty water left behind after super-hot liquid is drilled from deep underground to run steam turbines. The containers connect to tubes that spit out what looks like dishwater, but it's lithium, a critical component of rechargeable batteries and the newest hope for economic revival in the depressed region.
  • Judge: County can't ban water delivery to Hmong pot farmers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Northern California county officials can't stop trucks from delivering water to Hmong farmers who are illegally growing marijuana, saying the practice raises “serious questions” about racial discrimination and leaves the growers without a source of water for drinking, bathing and growing food.
  • Lithium fuels hopes for revival on California's largest lake

    CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) — Near Southern California’s dying Salton Sea, a canopy next to a geothermal power plant covers large containers of salty water left behind after super-hot liquid is drilled from deep underground to run steam turbines. The containers connect to tubes that spit out what looks like dishwater, but it's lithium, a critical component of rechargeable batteries and the newest hope for economic revival in the depressed region.
  • High profile: Cannabis chemical delta-8 gains fans, scrutiny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A chemical cousin of pot’s main intoxicating ingredient has rocketed to popularity over the last year, and the cannabis industry and state governments are scrambling to reckon with it amid debate over whether it’s legal.
  • Recreational marijuana legal to possess, grow in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's legal for people in New Mexico to possess recreational marijuana and grow those plants at home as of Tuesday, the same day regulators opened discussions on rules for the launch of pot sales next year.
  • Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson River

    NEW YORK (AP) — A whimsical new park that appears to float on pilings above the Hudson River opened to the public just off the Manhattan shoreline Friday, four years after a fight between media mogul Barry Diller and a billionaire real estate developer threatened to derail it.
  • Add beauty, function to your garden with a path

    A path is a feature too often overlooked in a garden or landscape. Maybe it lacks functionality, or beauty, or it’s needed — but just not there.
  • The Stoop: Creating a welcoming spot for hanging out

    NEW YORK - Front stoops have long welcomed visitors to city homes, and have served as gathering spots for friends and neighbours engaging in what urban design activist Jane Jacobs called “the sidewalk ballet.”
  • Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

    The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts.
  • Time to try growing some vegetable or flower transplants

    If you’ve never grown your own transplants for your garden, perhaps this is the year to do it. It’s economical, it allows you to grow varieties you might not be able to buy as transplants, it’s satisfying and it’s easy.

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