Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Polite people clean up their mess when they’re finished, but construction contractors that work for the city aren’t always in that category. Construction is messy, particularly in a populous city like ours, where roads, sidewalks and even people’s lawns are often dug up as part of jobs that keep things going in the right direction. […]

'It's easy to mess up their development': Monarch butterflies raised in captivity may not migrate to Mexico

'It's easy to mess up their development': Monarch butterflies raised in captivity may not migrate to Mexico

If you’re raising monarch caterpillars in the hope that when they become butterflies, they’ll fly to Mexico and help replenish endangered populations, a new study offers some warnings and some advice. Monarch butterflies raised indoors as caterpillars don’t head south towards Mexico when they emerge from their chrysalises, researchers at the University of Chicago have found. “It’s easy […]

Environment is a deadly mess, but 'there is every reason to be hopeful,' UN says

Environment is a deadly mess, but 'there is every reason to be hopeful,' UN says

Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new UN report says. Climate change, a global major extinction of animals and plants, a human population soaring toward 10 billion, degraded land, polluted air, and plastics, pesticides and hormone-changing chemicals in the water are making the planet an increasing unhealthy […]

Garbage day is always a mess at Eglinton Ave. plaza

Garbage day is always a mess at Eglinton Ave. plaza

When it comes to putting out garbage for collection, tenants of the Knob Hill Plaza are some of the biggest slobs in town. The venerable strip mall is on the south side of Eglinton Ave., west of Brimley Rd., and has seen a lot of change since it was built in the 1950s. But it […]

Don’t mess with my ‘al desko’ lunch: Teitel

Every year after the Jewish high holidays my fridge is full of gefilte fish, a pale loaf of poached, ground deboned fish. It’s the kind of ethnic dish that pretty much only those who grew up eating it appreciate, because it doesn’t look or smell remotely appetizing (that’s an understatement). Nevertheless, once a year, I […]