Archive for March 29th, 2017

News Media Alliance Launches Campaign to Support Real News

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017:

The Support Real News campaign shines a light on the importance of real news, produced by respected news organizations. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 29, 2017 The News Media Alliance today announced the launch of a national campaign focused on combatting the increasing prevalence of fake news. The campaign, Support Real News, shines a light on the harm to the public caused by fake news and the importance of real news produced by respected, trusted news organizations employing high-quality, investigative journalists. The campaign calls on the public to support real news by subscribing to a local newspaper and supporting investigative […] Read More →

Tree peonies produce beautiful, colorful flowers (if you follow this advice)

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017:

Here’s how to plant and care for the national flower of China. By Special to The Seattle Times IT’S NOT SURPRISING that tree peonies are the national flower of China. The magnificent flowers can be as big as dinner plates. They come in a wide variety of vibrant colors, and many are fragrant. Their unique, treelike form adds beauty and structure in the mixed border, as well. Hardy to well below freezing, tree peonies can be amazingly long-lived. There are reports of tree peonies blooming beautifully for more than a century in China, where they are regarded as a symbol […] Read More →

Threatened Utah prairie dogs have their day in court…and win | Reuters

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017:

Prairie dogs in Utah won a turf battle against property developers on Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court reinstated restrictions on development in areas inhabited by the threatened animals. Environmentalists praised the three-judge appeals court panel’s decision overturning an earlier ruling and protecting the foot-long rodents, which property rights activists say threaten farm animals and development with their massive underground colonies. “This is huge, not only for the prairie dog but for the Endangered Species Act,” Michael Harris, legal director for Friends of Animals, a conservation group involved in the case, said in a phone interview Wednesday. The plaintiffs in […] Read More →

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