| May 6, 2014
| 10:24 AM
National Hurricane Preparedness Week starts May 25. Trimming trees is No. 1 on the list of May gardening chores.
Dense canopies catch and hold wind like an umbrella. Trimming helps protect surrounding houses and cars from damage, and can...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
| May 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn.
The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:11 AM
When Mr. McGreeley the puppet visited their kindergarten classrooms at Kimball Hill Elementary School in Rolling Hills last week, students did not merely giggle and sing along. They also learned about science, technology, engineering and math.
| May 15, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Thursday making Maryland one of a handful of states to extend anti-discrimination laws to protect transgender people.
The transgender rights legislation, which prohibits discrimination in employment and housing,...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Even when the economy is good, the best way to feed wildlife is the same way that nature does: with native plants. Plants provide seeds, berries, nuts and nectar for songbirds, butterflies and hummingbirds. Natives also support insects, which are...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:22 PM
One of the biggest issues with the health care system in the United States is that it is good at fixing health problems, but not so good at helping people avoid them in the first place. The folks at St. Luke's University Hospital-Anderson Campus have a...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:06 PM
An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday.
The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
| May 18, 2014
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:45 AM
The newest of the magnet programs for advanced high school students in Harford County saw its first class of graduates earn their diplomas this spring.
At North Harford High School, the 35 students enrolled in the Natural Resources and Agricultural...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Americans eager to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels — especially foreign oil — recognize the importance of alternative energy sources. Today, solar panels, fuel cells and combined production of heat and power, or CHP, reflect the move...