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What plants will survive in your garden? This map plans for a warmer US

About half of the country moved into a slightly warmer zone in the Agriculture Department’s new “plant hardiness” map, an important guide for gardeners. Climate change may be a factor.
They fought the lawn. And the lawn lost

They fought the lawn. And the lawn lost

After their homeowner association ordered them to replace their wildlife-friendly plants with turf grass, a Maryland couple sued. They ended up changing state law.
At the Serpentine, a show of nature's healing power

At the Serpentine, a show of nature's healing power

The climate crisis is inspiring — and requiring — new perspectives in thinking for the London gallery, starting with “Back to Earth.”
Extreme weather is soaking New York City. Community gardens can help

Extreme weather is soaking New York City. Community gardens can help

Intense storms are on the rise, which probably means more flooding. Local green spaces are on the case.
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Margaret Renkl: One way to do more for the environment is to do less with your yard

Margaret Renkl: One way to do more for the environment is to do less with your yard

Every year we let more patches of our yard go wild, and every year more flowers appear in the uncut areas.
Meet an ecologist who works for God (and against lawns)

Meet an ecologist who works for God (and against lawns)

A Long Island couple says fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity starts at home. Or rather, right outside their suburban house.
Margaret Renkl: First thing we do, let's kill all the leaf blowers

Margaret Renkl: First thing we do, let's kill all the leaf blowers

Nearly everything about how Americans “care” for their lawns is deadly, but these machines exist in a category of environmental hell all their own.
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