| Jun 17, 2011
| 11:51 AM
On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
| Jul 3, 2011
The idea of caring for the environment seems to be easier to get across to kids than to adults. Many adults just think the world is too complicated. "What difference does one light bulb or one plastic water bottle make in the wide world?" they think.
| Jul 2, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Soccer-FIFA Women's World Cup, North Korea vs. Sweden, 6:45 a.m. (ESPN2); United States vs. Colombia, 10:30 a.m. (ESPN); MLS, New York at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling-Tour de France, Stage 1, 7 a.m. (VERSUS), same-day tape,...
| Jul 13, 2011
It's not something you see everyday in a city. A beekeeping couple, helping to keep Harrisburg pollinated.
Dave Arnold and his wife Sandy have always been interested in bringing the country to the city.
So they bought seven lots in Harrisburg, and...
| Sep 22, 2011
It doesn't matter whether you were born in Brooklyn or Borneo — if you're Jewish you'll probably include honey on your shopping list for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the evening of Sept. 28. Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 6:09 AM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Four people were hospitalized Thursday after they were attacked by a swarm of bees in Santa Ana.
It happened at a storage yard in the 2600 block of Orange Street Thursday.
The swarm forced firefighters to shut down South...
| Sep 9, 2011
Sunday, Sept. 11
Memorial walk The Freestate Happy Wanderers Volksmarching Club will sponsor a "9/11 Memorial Walk" at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Walk starts between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and ends by 4 p.m. Commemorative signs and...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
An overgrown graveyard downtown, where some of Baltimore's early historical figures rest in walled isolation, buzzes now with new life.
Just inside the locked gate of Old St. Paul's Cemetery on Martin Luther King Boulevard, honeybees zip in and out of...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
The Berenstain Bears, author Mike Berenstain is quick to admit, are late adopters.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are more likely to play a game of hopscotch than Angry Birds. And tweeting doesn't appear to have arrived in Bear Country as of yet.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 6:52 AM
It’s not easy to put a dollar figure on the beach, mountains and other natural assets, but the Piedmont Environmental Council is trying.
The Warrenton-based watchdog group issued a report Nov. 30 stating that Virginia’s natural goods and...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81.
"He was a...