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High Altitude Gardening: Make your yard organic

Lori Russell recommends to never use insecticides on your lawn. Most insects, like bees, are beneficial to a healthy garden, she says, and that there are also better organic methods for insect control.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science, Apiculture, Life, Food, Vegetables

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Post-Standard

Growing food and eating local keeps us grounded

Learning what food grows where I live has given me a new understanding of the interconnectedness of people to our environment.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science, Syracuse, NY, Vitamin C, Supplement, Opinion

Bellingham Herald

Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

Some believe pesticides used on almond orchards could be sickening or killing the bees, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday .


Related Topix: California, Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Female Cave Insects With Penises Have Sex for 40-70 Hours

In an excellent new discovery in Brazil, insects of the Neotrogla genus who live in caves have been discovered with completely role-reversed genitalia .


Related Topix: Science

Redwood Times

Bee-ing mindful: Students learn how to move honeymakers into new hives

A Bayside farm was audibly abuzz on Saturday afternoon as instructor Garrett Brinton showed students how to transfer a honeybee colony into a hive without upsetting tens of thousands of winged, stinger-packing insects.


Related Topix: Bayside, CA, Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, Humboldt County, CA

Daily World

Combat fire ants with various methods

Warmer weather brings life to our landscapes -- including fire ants. Fire ants are most active when soil temperatures begin to warm up, said LSU AgCenter entomologist Alan Morgan.


Related Topix: Weather, Science

Lovebugs are back in Florida, but how long will they last?

Like the sun rising and setting, lovebugs are a part of nature that are not going away, at least not in Florida and in the Gulf Coast states where they settled in years ago by accident, coming on ships from Mexico and South America.


Related Topix: University of Florida, Bradenton, FL

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine's American Indians

Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine's oldest cultural art form.


Related Topix: Maine, Waterville, ME, Science, Agriculture, Penobscot, ME

Star Tribune

Congress takes up food labeling fight

Many U.S. foods come from crops with DNA that was modified to resist disease, drought and insects.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Food, Cargill, General Mills, Life, Nutrition

Fashion alert: Scientists say hipster beards may soon go out of style

Men are sprouting beards everywhere. Did the economic crisis have something to do with it? Are razor blades and shaving foam too expensive? Is this just another hot indie rocker hipster trend? Scientists are saying that it may not be just fashion but rather some evolutionary forces that are playing a role in the rise and fall of beards and other ... (more)


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Science

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

The tiny island state 2,500 miles from the nearest continent is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here, growing new varieties genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.


Related Topix: Hawaii, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Maui County, HI

CBS Local

Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.


Related Topix: Weather, CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Science, tick, Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine


Telling 'Noble Cause Lies' About Climate Change Will Backfire

Over the past twenty years, we've been subjected to a barrage of catastrophic climate change forecasts and prophecies that would put Moses to shame.


Related Topix: Science, Global Warming, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Miami Herald

Dr Strangebug or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Lubbers

They're everywhere now. In the beds in front of the house. In the bushes near the pool, where they sometimes end up on a shoulder that brushes too close.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Column: Extinguishing the European fire ant invasion

They swarm and deliver a painful sting that, while not life-threatening, burns then itches for days and can trigger swelling or a possible allergic reaction.


Related Topix: Canada, Science, Agriculture, Opinion


Minn. nurseries offer 'bee safe' plants

Some nurseries are offering plants that are free of an insecticide that experts have partly blamed for a die-off of bee populations in recent years.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

CBS News

Gender-bending insect species discovered in Brazil

Four new species of bugs discovered in Brazil defy the laws of gender: the females have penises, the males have vaginas.


Related Topix: Science

Medical Daily

Study Links Lack Of Sleep In Young Flies To Lack Of Sex Life; May...

A new study shows that lack of sleep in young fruit flies affects their ability to reproduce in adulthood.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Science

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Critter Cam dedicated to insects, creepy crawlers



Related Topix: Science

The Argus

Summer blues for bees

Researchers from the University of Sussex Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects spent two years filming honey bees in its glass-fronted observation hives.


Related Topix: Apiculture, Science