| May 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's health remained steady overall last year, despite heavy rains that normally flush pollution into its waters, University of Maryland scientists reported Friday. Declines in Eastern Shore rivers, however, indicated problems with...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Southern California may be in the midst of a drought, but that doesn't mean your roses have to go. "Roses are sustainable," says Linda McKendry, a Hidden Hills-based garden designer who specializes in rose gardens. "Historically in California, you'll find...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Did you know that May 4-10 is Drinking Water Week? Well, now you know.
The American Water Works Assn. and its members want to inform everyone about your drinking water and the water infrastructure. The AWWA has been celebrating this week for the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Anderson's Home & Garden Showplace in Newport News is celebrating vegetables this weekend with a special sale.
Here are the details:
- 10-inch Boston Ferns $12.99, reg. $19.99
- 1 gallon herbs $4.99, reg. $9.99
- Bumper Crop 1-cubic-foot, two...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Turf event Saturday features trade show
Learn about the differences between organic fertilizers and synthetic fertilizers during the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Super Turf Saturday on Aug. 16.
Topics for the day include soil composition, lawn...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
First, the out-of-state license plates came to the upper reaches of the Yurok Indian Reservation, followed by dump trucks of fertilizer and heavy equipment that punched roads into tribal land.
Runaway marijuana cultivation had made it unsafe to hike,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The state of affairs with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Harford County is one very much in need of organization, or we could find ourselves dealing with an unsavory situation.
In Maryland, there have been two primary approaches to dealing...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...