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Medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear

A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments. The Monday night blaze burned Sweet Dirt Inc. in Eliot. The facility is a state-licensed organic cannabis grower. The Portsmouth Herald reports Eliot Fire Chief Jay Muzeroll said wind in the area mitigated the… Read More »

Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

Fifty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught fire, becoming a powerful symbol for a U.S. public increasingly concerned about the environmental damage around them. This year, the state of Ohio deemed the river clean enough that its fish are safe to eat. That remarkable turnaround is part of a broader… Read More »