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To save farmland in Cumberland County, PA, officials look to Lancaster

Farmland preservation has become an increasing priority in Cumberland County, PA, where residential and commercial development — especially for large warehouses — is putting steady pressure on what’s left of the rural landscape. The drive to pick up the pace of farmland preservation has led to a budding partnership between the Cumberland County Department of Planning and the neighboring county’s Lancaster Farmland Trust to see if the nonprofit organization might extend its work into Cumberland County.

“There is definitely a need,” said Jeff Swinehart, deputy director of the trust.

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Bee grateful this Thanksgiving for native pollinators

Many people do not realize that native bees have been pollinating the continent’s flowering plants long before honey bees were brought from Europe. As bees move from flower to flower collecting nectar, they also move...
Kathy Reshetiloff | Bay Naturalist 11/16/18

State pollution-permitting must be reformed to adapt to climate change

Recent extreme weather — Hurricanes Harvey and Florence — caused widespread toxic contamination of floodwaters after low-lying chemical plants, coal ash storage facilities and hog waste lagoons were inundated....
David Flores | Forum 11/01/18

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At Norfolk Botanical Garden, everything is just so. Horticulturalists deadhead roses in the summer to ensure visitors encounter a perfume-filled, technicolor display in the fall. Azaleas are arrayed for maximum...
Jeremy Cox | Bay Journeys Article 11/15/18
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