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  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites. Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
  • Clark Magnet students study ecological impact of marijuana grow operations

    After hiking up a steep Ojai trail in 90-degree heat this October, a group of Clark Magnet High School Students came upon abandoned camps where illegal marijuana growers lived and cultivated plants grown with an excess of illegal chemical fertilizers...
  • Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment

    Pot farms wreaking havoc on Northern California environment
    EUREKA, Calif. — State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana growing on the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In...
  • Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace

    Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace
    WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
  • Maryland's farm oversight called weak

    Maryland's farm oversight called weak
    As large-scale poultry farmers are required to do, Alan Hudson of Berlin filed a plan last year with Maryland environmental regulators spelling out how he intended to prevent manure from his flocks from fouling the Chesapeake Bay. Hudson had hired a...
  • One Straw Farm launches Kickstarter campaign to build apps

    One Straw Farm launches Kickstarter campaign to build apps
    Imagine, with a few finger flicks on a smartphone app, you can learn whether you'll be getting zucchini or tomatoes, strawberries or potatoes, from a Maryland farm each week, then browse for home-spun recipes and connect with other like-minded consumers....
  • Encore azaleas: A little TLC keeps them healthy and blooming several seasons

    Encore azaleas: A little TLC keeps them healthy and blooming several seasons
    Fall is an ideal time of year to plant repeat blooming Encore Azalea, which are small evergreen flowering shrubs sold at garden centers in Hampto Roads. Planting in fall gives the plant time to get its root system established before it begins to...
  • Compost should go beyond kitchen scraps

    Compost should go beyond kitchen scraps
    I want to start a compost pile, but I'm worried that kitchen scraps will attract animals from the woods nearby. Any thoughts? Usually kitchen scraps are a small portion of a pile's ingredients. Most kitchen scraps are small pieces, damaged or bruised....
  • Overwintering plants: Favorite plants can be kept indoors and used next spring, summer

    Overwintering plants: Favorite plants can be kept indoors and used next spring, summer
    As summer fades into fall, a gardener's thoughts turn to saving favorite plants for next year. With hardy perennials and shrubs the plants can be left to fend for themselves with little more than fall clean up and in some cases a nice mulching. Annuals...
  • Sooner is better for seeding lawns

    How early in fall can I plant grass seed? I hear fall is the best season. The ideal planting window for cool-season fescue begins, surprisingly, in mid-August. Temperatures begin to temper then, yet the soil is warm and fosters quick germination of the...
  • Newport News couple gardens with compost, pollinators and heirloom varieties

    Newport News couple gardens with compost, pollinators and heirloom varieties
    Dressed in blue jeans and short-sleeve cotton shirts, wet grass clippings caked on their shoes, Whitney and Fred Farris look comfortable and relaxed as they stroll their family farm, a 300-acre elongated point of lush land on the Nansemond River in...