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  • Garden Q&A: Age fresh wood chips before using in garden

    Garden Q&A: Age fresh wood chips before using in garden
    My bean, squash, cucumber and pepper plants are stunted and yellow in color. We cut down a huge maple tree and tilled all the wood chips from the cuttings into the garden to improve the soil this spring. The garden has produced well in previous years....
  • 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the AIDS film no one wanted to make

    METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
  • State withdraws farm pollution regulation

    State withdraws farm pollution regulation
    Maryland officials pulled back a proposed regulation Monday aimed at reducing farm runoff polluting the Chesapeake Bay after chicken growers warned it could cripple the state's lucrative poultry industry if imposed now. The state Department of...
  • Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?

    Did Md. chicken out on poultry manure?
    Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it. That's a...
  • $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs

    $37M targeted for helping Florida's springs
    Standing less than 2 miles from an algae-plagued Wekiwa Springs, Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's top environmental officials gushed praise Wednesday for $37 million in public money set aside to jump-start restoration work at some of the state's best-known...
  • Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge

    Chesapeake Bay pollution diet survives legal challenge
    A federal judge on Friday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's right to impose a pollution "diet" for the Chesapeake Bay, rejecting a legal challenge to the restoration effort from farmers' and builders' groups. U.S. District Judge Sylvia H....
  • GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback

    GOP's Craig calls for environmental rollback
    Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor, called Tuesday for a sweeping rollback of Maryland's environmental laws, saying measures passed by the state's leaders have failed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay....
  • West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded cited over safety

    West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded cited over safety
    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and have  proposed $118,300 in penalties. In...
  • Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field

    Rentech shifts from green energy to a more fertile field
    For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground. Now, the Los Angeles company is on a...
  • Fallen leaves don't need to be in pieces to use as mulch

    Fallen leaves don't need to be in pieces to use as mulch
    Do I have to cut up fallen leaves with a mower before I use them as mulch? I don't have a mulching mower. No, you don't. In fact, many beneficial insects overwinter in leaf litter. You'll notice that no one chops up the fallen leaves in a woods, yet the...
  • Nitrate pollution continues for decades after fertilizer use

    Nitrate pollution continues for decades after fertilizer use
    Nitrates from agricultural fertilizer could continue to leach into groundwater for at least 80 years after initial use, according to researchers who conducted a long-term study of nitrogen uptake. Using isotope tracers, scientists followed the fate of...