| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:23 AM
WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault...
| Feb 2, 2013
As large-scale poultry farmers are required to do, Alan Hudson of Berlin filed a plan last year with Maryland environmental regulators spelling out how he intended to prevent manure from his flocks from fouling the Chesapeake Bay.
Hudson had hired a...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Going organic in your own backyard is easier when you use ready-made organic products such as the new Sustane Compost Tea Bags.
This new product can be used in multiple ways. First, create a compost tea brew by placing the tea bag in a watering can and...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The last couple of years my lilac hasn't bloomed. It's always been a favorite. What can I do?
There could be several causes. Because we've gotten many calls about this in recent years, it may be related to climate change. Our common lilac will...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:15 AM
As a concerned mother and environmentalist, I want to thank The Sun for its recent article on pollution in the Chesapeake Bay ("Report finds widespread contaminants in the bay," Jan. 22).
Meaningful efforts to significantly improve the bay must...
| Mar 5, 2013
Tackling your landscape can be quite the undertaking and, whether a novice dirt pusher or a professional perennial sculptor, you need a plan. Not to mention, a quality retailer nearby that houses a wide variety of supplies to help accomplish your...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:33 AM
An orchid isn't exactly a puppy, but it is one of those gifts that requires regular care. If you’re given one — or if you pick one up this weekend at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show — you should know the basics. Brian...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:43 PM
I want to start a compost pile, but I'm worried that kitchen scraps will attract animals from the woods nearby. Any thoughts?
Usually kitchen scraps are a small portion of a pile's ingredients. Most kitchen scraps are small pieces, damaged or bruised....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:48 AM
I got a nice award recently — for environmental leadership, the inscription read — really, for just doing work I was paid for and that I often confused with fun.
I've always been a little uncomfortable with awards. I got in trouble as...