| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:52 AM
The rolling hills of Laguna Canyon were Hallie Jones' backyard.
She grew up off Castle Rock Road and rode horses through the sage-covered trails.
She remembers the fight in the early '90s to preserve the open space and sported a Save the Canyon...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Metropolitan Chicago can have a robust economy long into the 21st century because of its freshwater assets and its transit infrastructure, should we invest in them. As urban sprawl imperils freshwater supplies elsewhere and climate change threatens...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The phrase of the day was "invasive plants," defined as species that take over an area outside their natural environments at the expense of native plants.
Students from three Howard County middle schools have already learned enough about invasive...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Large swaths of open space along highways across the state have gone from green to brown recently, and, State Highway Administration officials say, it's all to help out the environment.
After years of unchecked vegetative growth under a tight...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Through a happy accident involving a pair of high-attitude balloons, Clark Magnet High School students have detailed images of the mountains charred by the 2009 Station Fire, allowing them to study how well the area is recovering.
The group, working...
| Jul 13, 2013
Kim Hunter pulled into her parents' driveway with her year-old kids in tow.
Mariah and Portia jumped from the back seat and immediately started noshing on some high grass.
Mariah and Portia are goats, part of a herd of about 100 that Hunter owns and...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Invasive Japanese Knotweed While weeds and pests in the garden can be frustrating and time consuming, invasive species can wreak havoc on natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are non-native and once introduced into a new environment, outcompete native...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Conservationists set ablaze Tuesday 40 acres of land surrounding Bethlehem’s water supply, ending the year with 200 acres burned in their effort to re-establish native plants in the Poconos. The prescribed burns aim to destroy invasive plants and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:04 PM
My neighbor said she will give me a plant that had white flowers with four petals and a center that sticks up like a skinny green nose. Leaves are a pointy heart shape. It filled in a huge bare area for her, but she doesn't know the name.