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Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
NEW YORK — Was a losing team bullied? Is your angry spouse a bully? How about that co-worker who's always criticizing you? Or the politicians who forced a government shutdown?
WASHINGTON — Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
Mesa offers a $500 rebate to homeowners who convert at least 500 square feet of grass to xeriscaping that includes water-conserving plants. [Amy Gleich/Cronkite News]
Ever heard of a HERS rating? If you’re in the market for a new home you probably have come across this term more than once and may have even added it to your own vocabulary.
The Town of Gilbert will provide a series of workshops this September to offer residents tips about landscaping and conserving water.
Editor’s note: The original version of the story referenced in the letter below contained inaccurate information as to the whereabouts of the Save the Cats Arizona “sanctuary.” The sanctuary is located at an undisclosed area location. The updated story can be found at evtnow.com/5px. The Tribune regrets the error.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
Grass isn't always the best groundcovers for a yard: It's thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
When all else fails, do it yourself. That’s what two Salt River Project employees did to improve their department’s ability to accurately measure water and, more importantly, to help distribute the precious resource SRP delivers to about 2 million people in the Valley.
Smart irrigation is becoming a hot landscaping specialty as groundwater aquifers are increasingly sucked dry.
Plants need water to keep cool, pump minerals up to their leaves and grow. And in many regions and many seasons, they can fend for themselves getting water.
“Through the National Security Agency, the Obama Administration is secretly monitoring Verizon phone calls made in the United States by millions of Americans. An Obama administration official has acknowledged such collection of people’s telephone records is a critical tool to fight terrorism, and is in fact going on.”
LOS ANGELES — When Craig Haverstick approaches the beach with his dog in tow, Stanley instinctively knows he's in for a treat. His ears perk up and he starts sniffing the salty air.
PAGE — More than 150 invasive mussels have been found at two marinas at Lake Powell over the last month.
Sea Life Aquarium at Arizona Mills is giving kids and adults a sneak peek into the life of a sea creature with no brain and no heart — jellyfish.
Mesa Fire Station 219 is the first City of Mesa building to be given LEED certification.
Ever wonder where the latest gadgets and technology designed to make the world a better place come from?
Mary Rose is raising money for bird conservation efforts, and she’s headed out on the open waters to do so. Rose will be rowing thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean next summer in the hope that she can be of help to the animal that she admires.
Gilbert's mosquito control program will begin fogging and larvicide treatment applications on April 1st. The mosquito prevention efforts will take place at municipal parks, facilities, groundwater recharge and wildlife habitats, as well as Town operated retention basin areas and will continue twice weekly through October 31st. The fogging operations take place during nighttime hours and are conducted by certified technicians using a product that is safe around humans and animals.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is designating five new national monuments, using executive authority to protect historic or ecologically significant sites — including one in Delaware sought by Vice President Joe Biden.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether America's gays have a right to marry.