| May 9, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:35 AM
It can produce liver and nerve toxins, asthma-like symptoms, severe vomiting and diarrhea; it frequently kills pets; and in rare cases it triggers temporary blindness and even death for humans.
The potentially deadly villain is called "toxic blue-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Bill Parker, the paleontologist at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, was a victim of the government shutdown just as he was on the cusp of realizing a professional dream.
Parker waited years to receive a grant that allowed him to assemble a...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Easter is still a great day for worship, candy in baskets, pagan equinox rituals and running around the yard finding eggs, but every year it gets quite a bit worse for bunnies.
And no, not because the kids like to pull their ears. The culprit is...
| Jul 27, 2012
Homeowners battling unwanted animals on their property can finally win the war and protect costly home investments with the new Spray Away Elite repellent, a solar-powered, hose-free motion-activated deer and animal repellent, according to the company...
| Oct 5, 2012
Actor Jerry Trainor stars on the hit kids show "iCarly" and will be taking about a special episode of his sitcom. Jerry and other Nickelodeon stars are in town for the annual Worldwide Day of Play which empowers children to get up and outside to...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Last month, a Republican-aligned polling firm called on hunters and fishermen nationwide to get their views. Some of the results were unsurprising: Outdoorsmen regard themselves as politically conservative and register Republican over Democratic by a more...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 10:32 AM
What Hampton master gardener Carol King would do with Carol Dufresne's overgrown, gone-wild certified wildlife habitat in Newport News;
1. Work the hardscape to help with organization. In the front, this means choosing just a couple of paths,...