Tree evangelist Nancy Buley is out there stumping for trees

“Trees are vital in creating livable cities,” says the winner of a big award for her lifelong commitment to tree planting and conservation.

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Skagit Valley tulips bloom early in 2015

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1-30 every year. This year’s mild winter means the first tulip field was blooming March 19, the earliest in festival history, but there’s still plenty of color to see.

Popular weedkiller deemed probable carcinogen by UN

LONDON (AP) — One of the world's most popular weedkillers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health Organization, which considered the status...

Get your spring ephemerals while you can

Several shade-loving spring ephemerals are available at specialty nurseries and spring plant sales. Soldanella is a beauty you’ll be tempted to buy by the flat.

Tips to reduce food waste

New York Times food reporters and editors share their ideas for improving kitchen storage and using up odds and ends.