| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:48 PM
An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday.
It’s believed to be the first sighting of the species in North America.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:54 PM
As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church.
It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled.
That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake County will be offering continuing education programs about aquatic plants and natural rights-of-way on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg.
The workshop being sponsored by the Cooperative Invasive...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.