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  • Revitalize The Garden's Flavors And Flora For Fall

    This time of year, the garden is becalmed. Once lush and colorful beds are in the doldrums — hot, airless and not going anywhere. And no, you can't jump ship; it's time to do something about it. The growing season has weeks — months —...
  • Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem

    Water ban over, Toledo drinks from tap again; Erie algae a big problem
    A ban on drinking water in Toledo, Ohio’s fourth-largest city, was lifted Monday after tests showed that toxins had returned to acceptable levels, city officials announced. Hundreds of thousands of residents in the city were told not to drink...
  • Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae

    Newport News reservoir: Strange green growth is duckweed, not algae
    For weeks now, York County resident Virginia Russell said she's seen it as she drives over the reservoir on Oriana Road: a green growth sliming the water's surface. It spreads out from the rim of the 265-acre reservoir, sludging its banks like thick...
  • To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]

    To stop polluting our water, start living vegan [Letter]
    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...
  • Mango: A perfect tree for South Florida

    Mango: A perfect tree for South Florida
    Growing, blooming and fruiting in the heat of summer, enduring the cold of winter and the fury of hurricanes, mangoes have made this land their home — the warm, southern extreme of South Florida between the ocean and the great expanse of the...
  • Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about

    Stop fretting about GMOs; we have bigger food issues to worry about
    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. And arguments...
  • Manure-burning power plant in limbo

    Manure-burning power plant in limbo
    The project seemed simple enough — build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • Soilless potting mix works best in container garden

    Soilless potting mix works best in container garden
    Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated. — Marsha Jackson, Highwood A: It is best to use a commercial...
  • Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places

    Phosphorus reduction in bay losing steam in places
    Despite early progress reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution, levels of a key pollutant, phosphorus, have not come down in many rivers in the past decade — and are actually rising in several, officials say. Phosphorus is one of two pollutants blamed...
  • Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers

    Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers
    By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...