| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The distinguished members of the Connecticut chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (bet you didn't even know we had a chapter here) will be gathering this September to hear about seaweed.
Connecticut seaweed to be exact. The kind of seaweed that...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:33 PM
My bean, squash, cucumber and pepper plants are stunted and yellow in color. We cut down a huge maple tree and tilled all the wood chips from the cuttings into the garden to improve the soil this spring. The garden has produced well in previous years....
| Jun 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I feel the stormwater fee has failed to achieve its goal which is to reduce the pollution that makes it into the Chesapeake Bay ("Churches seek break on city stormwater fee," June 12). The current implementation of the stormwater fee unfairly fines...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Environmental experts in Hampton Roads hope you will make some all-important resolutions for 2013: Resolve to Live Greener! It's important because of our close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the many natural resources we enjoy along the Mid-...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2013
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...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:15 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT – Surrounded by surf and sand, Jimmy Oliver thought about cotton.
As he vacationed on the Outer Banks in late 2011, the Isle of Wight County farmer said he mapped out where he would plant his 2012 cotton crop. Beginning on a sunny,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:42 AM
As a young homeowner, now a seasoned homeowner, Kentucky 31 was the go-to tall-turf fescue grass seed to plant. I still believe in its sturdy, strong stands of grass for difficult areas. I've tried all the pricier fine fescues and find few hold up in the...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In my reading and listening about the fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas, I have noticed a dearth of comments about the dangers faced by first responders ("Obama to honor firefighters killed in Texas fertilizer blast," April 24).
| May 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Many thanks go to Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for her explanation of the stormwater fee ("Beyond 'rain tax' rhetoric," May 1).
I would like to add a little historical background. When Europeans first visited the Chesapeake Bay, it...