native planting

Superior Considers Ordinance to Encourage 'Green Infrastructure'

Superior Considers Ordinance to Encourage 'Green Infrastructure'

Changes to noxious weed ordinance would encourage native lawns, compost piles on private property to manage pollution from stormwater runoff.

How Texas Prairies Could Help Combat Climate Change

How Texas Prairies Could Help Combat Climate Change

Native grasslands once covered most of Texas, acting as an important carbon sink. Which is why restoring the land to prairie is increasingly important in the face of climate change.

Urban Rivers Plans a Mile of Floating Gardens on Chicago River by 2020

Urban Rivers Plans a Mile of Floating Gardens on Chicago River by 2020

More than breaking records, though, the goal is to reintroduce native plants and grasses, and clean the river’s polluted waters enough to bring local fish, birds, turtles, muskrats and otters back home.

Bees are Dying at an Alarming Rate. Amsterdam May Have the Answer.

Bees are Dying at an Alarming Rate. Amsterdam May Have the Answer.

Alarm bells are sounding globally over the disappearance of pollinators, but the Dutch capital has proved to be a success story.

Can We Make Green Roofs More Biodiverse?

Can We Make Green Roofs More Biodiverse?

A study of decades-old German green roofs found that they don’t support a wide range of animal and plant life. But researchers and designers are trying to change that.