Bun Lai Forages For Pesto

by Brian Slattery | May 29, 2017 10:35 am

Brian Slattery Photo On the side of a quiet road, chef Bun Lai explained that Japanese knotweed, brought to the United States first as an ornamental plant, has spread to become one of the country’s more tenacious invasive species. It breaks roads and streets. Its roots extend deep into the soil, and if you leave just a little piece behind, it returns. “It’s like a horror movie,” he said.

To bring it under control, Lai suggested a formidable adversary: us.

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Race From Rock To Rock Becomes March For Science

by Lucy Gellman | Apr 22, 2017 10:29 pm | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Twelve-year-old Solar Youth cyclist Jeremiah Godley didn’t think the fates were working in his favor Saturday morning. The sky had clouded over; it was raining intermittently. But when his Rock to Rock team leader announced it was time to go, he pedaled with all his might — and made a pact to himself that he wouldn’t stop until he reached the finish line, eight miles away.

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