| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:39 PM
National parks from the Sierra Nevada to the Great Smoky Mountains are increasingly being fertilized by unwanted nutrients drifting through the air from agricultural operations, putting some of the country’s most treasured natural landscapes at risk...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There are many reasons investors enter the movie business. "Enticed by Charlie Sheen" isn't usually one of them.
On a vacation to Los Angeles a few years ago, Joe Newcomb, a Texas entrepreneur who has made millions in the fertilizer business, accepted...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:00 AM
HUSTONTOWN, Pa. — Jim Crawford was rushing to load crates of freshly picked organic tomatoes onto trucks heading for an urban farmers market when he noticed the federal agent.
A tense conversation followed as the visitor to his farm — an...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Residents of a rural town in northern Iowa were ordered to evacuate Thursday morning after a building containing sulfuric acid caught fire, officials said.
No casualties have been reported in Northwood, which has roughly 2,000 residents.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The problems in La Habra Heights started with llama poop.
Phil and Aida Lough were so convinced their eco-friendly fertilizer — Llama Brew — was their ticket to success that they tried to entice investors on ABC's reality show, "The Shark...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Life in SoCal means we don’t have to endure harsh winters – which also means year-round gardening. Even with chillier days and longer nights, you can invest in a garden now that will beautify your property and put food on your table by spring....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and have proposed $118,300 in penalties.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Nitrates from agricultural fertilizer could continue to leach into groundwater for at least 80 years after initial use, according to researchers who conducted a long-term study of nitrogen uptake.
Using isotope tracers, scientists followed the fate of...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
For most of its 33-year history, Rentech Inc. tried to make money on green fuel development. But like its plans to sell synthetic diesel to major airlines in 2009, those efforts never really left the ground.
Now, the Los Angeles company is on a...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move.
Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...