| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:32 PM
As the summer winds down, its time to think about what we want to keep and what we are willing to sacrifice to the first hard frost. I know that is a month or so away, but plan now and you will have happy little plants that you can winter over. Remember...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Let Ex-Im Bank expire
A Front Burner column on Friday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce asserted that the Export-Import Bank is necessary for the success of Florida's flourishing export industry ("Financing helps Fla. firms keep up with foreign...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:55 AM
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 —...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Synagro Technologies, a Baltimore-based waste management company, faces grass-roots opposition to its application to spread industrial waste as fertilizer over farms in seven Virginia counties.
As a result of the backlash — coming in the form of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| 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...