| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Blocking Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes could require an engineering marvel that rivals the reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago, according to a new federal study that promises to reignite a fierce debate about the region's...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:37 PM
If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold.
"I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
| Mar 14, 2014
Sunday, March 16
Classical concert The Columbia Pro Cantare Chorus performs Rutter's "Requiem," featuring soprano Laura Whittenberger, organist Donald Fries and the Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:19 PM
You stand for a minute at the edge of John Mariani's prairie garden in late summer, pondering entry into a shifting wall of stalks and stems. The plants, shoulder height and bristling with hairs and leaves and the occasional thorn, do not beckon. Yet...
| 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...