April 20, 2015 |
In what could signal an energy corridor south of the Walt Whitman Bridge, a Houston energy-transportation company has signed a long-term lease with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority to ship dry bulk commodities - initially fertilizer - into Pier 122, a strategic finger pier on the Delaware River between Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and the proposed Southport Marine Terminal at the eastern end of the Navy Yard. US Development Group L.L.C., which primarily uses rail to move liquid hydrocarbons such as crude oil and ethanol from producers to end users, such as refineries, is taking over a 20-year lease from Growmark Inc., a Midwestern agricultural co-op that ships imported fertilizer through the Camden port and ultimately to U.S. farmers.
March 19, 2015 |
Pennsylvania's new governor pitched the state to the energy industry Tuesday morning during a conference at the Convention Center. "We should be fertile ground for you to come and do your business," Gov. Wolf said in a speech at Globalcon, an event for the energy industry hosted by the Association of Energy Engineers. Pennsylvania will be increasingly friendly to energy-efficient businesses under his administration, Wolf said. He also touted his plan to reduce the corporate income tax. The tax currently is 9.99 percent; Wolf said he wants it reduced to 5.99 percent by next year.
September 20, 2014 |
Plant spring bulbs now. The earlier you plant bulbs, the longer they'll have time to grow roots before cold weather sets in. You can plant each bulb in a separate hole, but if you dig larger holes to fit a number of bulbs together, they'll come up in more natural-looking clusters. Each bulb should be planted to a depth three times its diameter. After you've dug the hole to the correct depth, lightly sprinkle bulb fertilizer in the bottom of the hole to stimulate root growth, then cover the fertilizer with a half-inch of soil to avoid burning the roots.
September 9, 2014 |
Barry Ersek was a precocious lawn-care magnate. Steve Lange was a self-taught plant scientist at a Delaware bank that wanted brighter gardens. With 35 employees, they now run Holganix (as in holistic organics ), a Glen Mills company that manufactures liquid compost-starter - their brew of fermented, pasteurized and refrigerated sugars, bacteria and yeast - plus cooling units, jugs and applicators to spread it on lawns, farms and ballfields. Sales to NFL teams, Ivy League colleges, and landscaping services that want to use less chemical fertilizer and pest-killer nearly tripled in each of the last three years, to $4.4 million, landing Holganix on this year's Inc. 500 list of fast-growing U.S. firms.
August 2, 2014 |
Keys, Williams expecting babies It's on again for "It's on Again" singer Alicia Keys ! She's expecting her second child with hub Swizz Beatz , the hip-hopster who in April was accepted to Harvard Business School. The couple confirmed the rumors on their fourth wedding anniversary Thursday. Their son, Egypt Daoud , was born in October 2010. How I Met Your Mother 's Ashley Williams , 35, who also works as a certified doula - she has assisted in 50 births - says she and hub Neal Dodson are expecting their first bairn.
July 13, 2014 |
WEST CAPE MAY - Chef Lucas Manteca is on his farm this weekday morning with a lot of catching up to do. He has named this patch of 10 acres Fincas del Mar - farms of the sea - and that's what it is: unusually fertile soil, tucked in by ocean, the bay, and a canal, and tantalizingly close to the gourmet restaurants spawned by the Shore scene. "I discovered this completely different world that nobody knows exists," he says. "It's like the Riviera, almost. Italy. I would say Mediterranean.
February 4, 2014
THE $8 billion in cuts to the food-stamp program over the next 10 years approved last week by the House in a new Farm Bill is being described as "small. " Compared with the total Farm Bill - $950 billion over 10 years - "small" is an accurate term. But to someone trying to feed a family who may now see food stamps slashed by up to $90 a month, those "small" cuts mean more days of gnawing hunger, of going without the basics, of hungry children. And in the America we thought we lived in, the fact that millions of our own citizens are going hungry should be no small matter at all. But somehow, that America - one of the richest and supposedly most morally advanced in the world - has turned mean and suspicious of its own citizens.
November 24, 2013 |
Being just a kid himself, 7-year-old Sam Hornikel isn't concerned about his ability to have children of his own yet. He's thinking more about the soccer game he missed, or his math homework. But researchers around the world are working to give boys like Sam - who fought off cancer when he was only 3 years old - the opportunity to have their own family one day. Often, chemotherapy or radiation treatments can harm fertility. Typically, older patients can bank sperm, but for those who haven't gone through puberty yet, researchers are deep-freezing tiny pieces of their testicular tissue.
July 26, 2013 |
IF EVERYONE'S favorite young royals, Kate and William, used a sophisticated, made-in-Britain fertility tracker to help conceive Prince George of Cambridge, Shamus Husheer isn't telling. "They'd probably have bought the device under a false name," said the likewise Cambridge (University)-connected co-inventor of DuoFertility, perhaps the most practical piece of wearable, digital health electronics we've stumbled on since, well, forever. "And of course, even if the royal couple do have it, our confidentiality agreement would prevent us from telling you," added the good doc. Spawned in the U.K. in 2009, DuoFertility has significantly improved its profile in the past two years.