| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Let us beat the gun-rights crowd to the punch and agree with them right here and now that firearms aren't the only dangerous devices out there in dire need of greater regulation. It seems that certain types of fireworks may need to be added to that list,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A 21st century riddle for you: What's slimy, green and brown, sometimes smelly and disgusting, but also a potentially wonderful anti-pollution tool that's good to eat and could turn into an economic pot of gold for Connecticut?
The answer, of course, is...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Please settle an argument. You say to spread no more than 1-2 inches of mulch around a tree. Since mulch holds moisture in soil, isn't more mulch even better?
Seems logical — but more isn't always better in this case. Mulch does shade soil and...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Optimism might seem out of place after the Waterkeeper Alliance's bitter loss in a recent lawsuit to hold Perdue Farms and its grower Alan Hudson responsible for polluting waterways with poultry manure. But it's possible to at least be hopeful of...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Many people see Thanksgiving leftovers as too much of a good thing and toss them out. Vinnie Bevivino wants those uneaten castoffs and more — he sees a chance to make some green with them while going green.
Bevivino, 31, is the owner of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| Nov 10, 2012
Is it too late to put fertilizer on my lawn?
All fertilizing must be done before November 15th by law. Tall fescue, a cool season grass most appropriate for Maryland, grows rapidly in the fall. Fertilizing at that time encourages good root growth,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:30 PM
A dispute that started three years ago when environmentalists accused an Eastern Shore chicken farm and one of the nation's largest poultry companies of polluting a stream that ultimately flows to the Chesapeake Bay comes to a head Tuesday in a...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Going organic in your own backyard is easier when you use ready-made organic products such as the new Sustane Compost Tea Bags.
This new product can be used in multiple ways. First, create a compost tea brew by placing the tea bag in a watering can and...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The last couple of years my lilac hasn't bloomed. It's always been a favorite. What can I do?
There could be several causes. Because we've gotten many calls about this in recent years, it may be related to climate change. Our common lilac will...