ENVIRONMENT

Store-bought pesticides found in local wildlife

Erik Skindrud | The Gazette The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked pesticide manufacturers to discontinue products containing anti-coagulant rodent poison. The makers of d-Con and some of the other products seen here have refused, however, prompting the EPA to seek bans under federal law.Rodent poisons that pass to predators via dying squirrels, rats and mice remain in stores despite […]

‘Rockets’ red glare’



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Ants try patience, but inspire respect



 When morning frost disappears in the spring, a familiar guest shows up in local homes. By the time things heat up they’re really moving—streaming across countertops, inexorably drawn to drops of honey or unwashed plates. You have to respect ants for their persistence. Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, who spoke at U.C. Merced in April, made a career studying ant societies. […]

Savor the Season



 Grilling can bring so much more to the table than basic brats and burgers. In these recipes, cookbook author and celebrity chef Nick Stellino uses a few key ingredients that add new dimensions of flavor to seafood, steak and even salad. He calls on olive oil and vinegars from Pompeian to make savory marinades and zesty seasonings that will make […]

Athletes bring home Olympic gold



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Mariposa Marlins honor Swimmers of the Week



 The Mariposa Marlins swim team competed in the Chowchilla “off the deep end” invitational on Saturday, June 25 and came home with their second fifth place invitational trophy for the season and their third high point qualifier. This meet was held at Chowchilla High School and was attended by over 500 swimmers from teams throughout the Central Valley. Eleanor Cummings […]

Woodland celebrates end of school



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Pedersen graduates UCSB



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Local students graduate SSU



Mariposa County High School 2007 graduates Amy Duarte, Chelsea Silva, and Tisa Gilbert graduated from Sonoma State University on May 28. Duarte graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and will be beginning graduate school in the fall at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto for a master’s degree in counseling. Silva earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology […]

Fiester heads to law school



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