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Group begins work to revitalize Africatown community

Oct. 09, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Longtime residents of the Mobile community called “Africatown USA” recall the days when it was a beehive of activity, with Black descendants of the last slave ship to land in the United States tending gardens, running businesses and filling churches. Today, much of...

Native plant program teaches homeowners how to help wildlife

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — The carefully planted and planned restored prairie at Old City Park in Greenwood buzzed and hummed with activity. Bees, flies and butterflies moved from flower to flower, sucking up nutrients. Stalks of goldenrod, prairie clover, swamp milkweed...

UNH, tree care group get safety workplace safety grants

Oct. 02, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire and a tree care association have received grants from the U.S. Department of Labor to educate workers and employers on workplace safety and health. UNH was awarded nearly $178,000 to provide the training to small...

Blowers, mowers and more: American yards quietly go electric

Sep. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

For Jared Anderman, of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, switching from gasoline-powered tools to electric ones for lawn care was a no-brainer. “I’m concerned about climate change and wanted tools that are more eco-friendly, and also quieter. I like listening to music when...