| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The battle against genetically engineered food revolves mostly around the idea that it’s somehow bad for us in some way, though critics of the technology have a lot of trouble producing credible, peer-reviewed research as evidence.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo, Ohio, residents was fouled by animal waste ("Lake Erie not alone in suffering from harmful algae," Aug. 6). With the unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it could...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Jamie and Glenda Pini stood in the pasture of their small farm, among a herd of rambunctious goats, several large Angus cattle, and a pile of manure.
The Pinis' farm, off Route 100, north of Interstate 78, where highways and warehouses transition to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:26 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he plans to push lawmakers to budget $55 million for restoration of the Sunshine State's pollution-choked natural springs.
The announcement comes as lawmakers gear up to battle over potentially massive springs...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 11:33 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Thursday there won't be any big water policies adopted this year, punting the potentially tough political confrontation with polluters until two Central Florida lawmakers are running the Legislature next...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Orchid blooms are beloved by many, but they can intimidate budding gardeners.
Joan Connors, retired greenhouse manager of the American Orchid Society, has a few tips to help beginners keep plants healthy, happy and blooming.
"I love growing orchids,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer.
Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:47 AM
It all comes down to slowing the flow.
By training residents to be savvy environmental leaders who can inspire their neighbors to take action, a nonprofit organization hopes to reduce the flow of polluted stormwater runoff that eventually empties into...
| May 4, 2014
Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday.
Preliminary findings from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...