11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun … 1. The top variety of banana imports could be an endangered species. (Learn more at Nature) 2. Real-life broadcaster Mort Crim inspired Will Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy in the Anchorman movies. (Learn more at AARP) 3. The Southeast and Northwest are the among the most envious places in the country. (Learn more at memolition.com)   4. For years, an EPA employee kicking back on Cape Cod fooled higher ups that he was doing “intelligence work for the CIA in …

What price are we paying for perfect lawns?

 Here’s another frightening example of the lack of prudent examination BEFORE new chemicals are put on the market.  Introduced in 2010 as an eco-friendly weed killer for lawns, this one is responsible for killing or damaging hundreds of thousands of trees. “Weeks after homeowners and lawn care professionals began applying the new product on lawns, golf courses and cemeteries around the country in the spring last year, many trees on those properties, primarily conifers, started turning brown and dying. By August, DuPont had …