| 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 17, 2014
| 12:19 PM
How far can state officials go in blocking public access to records showing how Maryland farms are doing at reducing their pollution of the Chesapeake Bay?
That's the question the state's top court is weighing after recent oral arguments in Annapolis....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
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...
| 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 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible?
Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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'...