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Environment

Our gardens and yards are strands in a huge web connecting all living creatures.

Caring for the environment starts with thoughtful decisions at home about chemicals that could impact pollinating insects, wildlife, water sources and more. Read more to see how small changes add up to a healthier world.

What's In Commercial Compost

Compost

... and why you should make your own.

Breathe Easy with Homemade Cleaners

Community

These homemade recipes use safe, non-toxic ingredients -- like baking soda and lemon juice -- and can save you BIG money!

Groundwater Contamination from Nitrates

Community

For years, farmers have been encouraged to dump nitrogen fertilizers on their fields — without regard to waste and overuse.

Let It Snow

Climate

It's important to remember that snow has valuable benefits for your lawn and garden.

Sweet Season: After a Garden Frost

Climate

Which vegetables not only survive frost, but taste better after a freeze? Here's what to grow.

Pesticides in Bird Food?

Community

Scotts Miracle-Gro fined $12.5 million for knowingly lacing bird seed with pesticides.

Drought, Corn and Genetic Engineering

Climate

Monsanto has developed a so-called drought-tolerant corn.

Composting Paper

Compost

Paper -- made from wood pulp -- seems a likely addition to compost because of its source: nature.

Food Pathogens: Let's Get Dirty!

Compost & Soil

Organic gardeners know that a little dirt never hurt anyone.

Green Roofs Sprout Over U.S. Cities

Climate

Interest in green roofs (pun warning) continues to grow, especially in urban centers.

Bee Afraid

Environment

The decline of honeybees in the United States and elsewhere has been a matter of concern for a number of years.

USDA Updates Hardiness Zone Map

Climate

The Plant Hardiness Zone Map is used by growers to determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.

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