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  • Iowa town of 2,000 evacuated over chemical fire fears

    Residents of a rural town in northern Iowa were ordered to evacuate Thursday morning after a building containing sulfuric acid caught fire, officials said. No casualties have been reported in Northwood, which has roughly 2,000 residents. A Worth...
  • Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers

    Planned food safety rules rile organic farmers
    HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent. A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an...
  • End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills

    End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills
    The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets. Maryland Sunrise Farm...
  • Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit

    Chicken tax sponsor refuses to quit
    Even though the "Poultry Fair Share Act" stands no chance of becoming law, the sponsor of the controversial bill to tax Maryland's chickens refuses to give up, saying he wants to have a public discussion on who should pay to control polluted farm runoff...
  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    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...
  • Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress

    Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress
    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...
  • High court weighs farm record access

    High court weighs farm record access
    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....
  • Bay health rates a 'C' for second year

    Bay health rates a 'C' for second year
    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...
  • In La Habra Heights, llama poop leads to civic enragement

    In La Habra Heights, llama poop leads to civic enragement
    The problems in La Habra Heights started with llama poop. Phil and Aida Lough were so convinced their eco-friendly fertilizer — Llama Brew — was their ticket to success that they tried to entice investors on ABC's reality show, "The Shark...
  • Turn fallen leaves into valuable landscape mulch

    Question: I saw your suggestion to turn leaves into mulch. How is this done? Is there a machine that helps? Answer: Many of us rake fallen leaves or gather bags of leaves set out by neighbors to use in our landscapes. This is a free source of mulch that...
  • Don't use fertilizer as de-icer

    Don't use fertilizer as de-icer
    Since I can't use fertilizer as a de-icer now that Maryland has a new lawn fertilizer law, what should I use instead that won't damage my plants? I'm on a fixed income. We've never recommended fertilizer as de-icer. Commercial de-icers can cause some...