Wind energy developers are trying to kill to a bill that prohibits them from issuing confidential leases to landowners.
The prohibition is in a bill that many legislators say is needed to keep industry representatives from taking advantage of landowners who are at a disadvantage when confronted with a 44-page lease and, sometimes, high-pressure company tactics. The companies build wind turbines on the leased plots.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
April 22, 2009
It’s one thing to attract roving honeybees, butterflies or hummingbirds to your flowering plants or trees. It’s another to keep them.
Try placing a few butterfly houses, bee blocks or bat houses around your yard to encourage these hard-working pollinators to become long-term tenants.
By DeanFosdick , For The Associated Press
December 27, 2008
Have you noticed that your skin has felt dry and itchy since the cold weather arrived? The problem is the cold temperatures outside and lower humidity in your home. Your houseplants may also be suffering from the effects of lower humidity. While this may seem like a strange time of year to be discussing houseplants, the change in a household environment can be difficult for them.
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