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  • Orchid-growing tips for beginners

    Orchid-growing tips for beginners
    Orchid blooms are beloved by many, but they can intimidate budding gardeners. Joan Connors, retired greenhouse manager of the American Orchid Society, has a few tips to help beginners keep plants healthy, happy and blooming. "I love growing orchids,...
  • Risk of Pa.'s ammonia storage sites on par with falling balloonists

    Too much of anything, including water, can be a killer. Hold that thought as we consider this week's scary headline from the PublicSource online news organization, which said, "1.5 million Pennsylvanians live close to large amounts of hazardous ammonia....
  • Howard watershed 'academy' seeks recruits to carry message of bay protection

    Howard watershed 'academy' seeks recruits to carry message of bay protection
    It all comes down to slowing the flow. By training residents to be savvy environmental leaders who can inspire their neighbors to take action, a nonprofit organization hopes to reduce the flow of polluted stormwater runoff that eventually empties into...
  • New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]

    New phosphorous rules not ready for prime time [Letter]
    Before The Sun and its readers start hyperventilating about the Maryland Department of Agriculture's decision to delay (not abandon) the proposed Phosphorous Management Tool regulation, it is important to share some insights into this common-sense...
  • 'Rain tax' repeal dies, as bay languishes [Editorial]

    Harford County Executive David Craig's ill-fated plan to repeal the so-called "rain tax" has been revealed for the campaign ploy that it was, but the problems with the law requiring the levy still need to be addressed. Enacted by the Maryland General...
  • Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]

    Pollution controls needed to save the bay [Commentary]
    Thirty years ago, the governors in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania; the mayor of D.C.; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator signed the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement, solemnly pledging to stem the flow of pollutants and bring the...
  • Urban farmers urge city to update compost law

    Urban farmers urge city to update compost law
    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'...
  • West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

    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. “I miss...
  • Deadly Texas fertilizer explosion was preventable, authorities say

    The deaths of 15 people, including 12 volunteer firefighters, in an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant a year ago were preventable, federal investigators said Tuesday. Preliminary findingsĀ from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the chemical...
  • Plant of the month: Reed-stemmed epidendrum

    Plant of the month: Reed-stemmed epidendrum
    Orchid lovers will appreciate the easy-to-grow Epidendrum radicans, also known as reed-stem epidendrum or fire-star orchid. Long-lasting clusters of tiny red-orange-and-yellow flowers on the ends of slender 2-foot stems put on a fiery show that lasts...
  • Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride? [Commentary]

    Why is O'Malley giving poultry polluters a free ride? [Commentary]
    We have taxed nearly every Marylander to pay for significant nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants through the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fee, known as the flush tax, amounting to $60 per year for each household. Gov. Martin O'Malley also...