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1 hr ago | Edhat

Your Own Personal Killing Field

Has anyone told you that your flowering plants are killing off the honeybees and butterflies that visit your garden? Have you heard of the studies being done on the effects of neonicotinoids? If you don't have a clue, well, then it's high time you learned about the dastardly effects these chemicals are having on the very insects you so innocently ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

5 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Swarms of flies blanket Wrightsville bridge

Dead mayflies are piling up around the new lanterns installed on the Columbia-Wrightsville bridge, pictured here Wednesday, because they're attracted to the lights during their short lifespans.

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Related Topix: Wrightsville, PA, Science

5 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

Neal Bredehoeft of Alma, Mo., in Lafayette County, walks through a field of soybeans checking it for signs of threatening insects or disease.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alma, MO, Activism, Animal Rights

8 hrs ago | Ag Professional

Don't link bird decline and use of neonicotinoids

A letter by a group of scientists on declines in insectivorous birds prepared for Nature magazine and posted online resulted in a response by Bayer CropScience because the company contends there is no demonstrated "causal link between the use of neonicotinoids and the development of bird populations in Europe."

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

12 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Finally, a mug shot for a crop-killing N.H. pest

They may be a small insect, but some leafhoppers can carry a big punch, devastating crops and causing millions of dollars in damage.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

15 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Four child-friendly places to learn this summerFour child-friendly...

Four child-friendly places for learning this summer Family things to do in NJ Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1lVpp5p The Monmouth Museum is centrally located in the Lincroft section of Middletown with four galleries featuring changing exhibitions and programs on art, science and history.

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Related Topix: Lincroft, NJ, Middletown, NJ, Science, Toms River, NJ, Pine Barrens (Pinelands), NJ

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Science Daily

Tiny DNA pyramids enter bacteria easily -- and deliver a deadly payload

Bacterial infections usually announce themselves with pain and fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics -- and then there are those that are sneaky and hard to beat.

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Related Topix: Actinomycin, Dactinomycin (generic), Medicine

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Family runs cross the United States to put an end to GMO foods

Brett Wilcox and son David, 15, are running across the country along with Jenna, their mixed breed dog rescued from a shelter in Texas, to talk about the dangers of GMO foods.

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Related Topix: Sitka, AK, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

The state health department said Wednesday that mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties were confirmed to have the virus.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Science, Merced, CA

The Globe and Mail

Home Depot raises warning flag on a pesticide tied to bee deaths

A garden centre is seen at a Home Depot in Toronto, Wednesday July 2, 2014 A garden centre is seen at a Home Depot in Toronto, Wednesday July 2, 2014 plans to begin labelling plants that contain the pesticide that is blamed for the deaths of bees and other pollinators of crops and flowers.

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

Boston.com

Mosquito spraying may have killed bees

Dead bumblebees littered the sidewalk in front of Wakefield's Saint Joseph School.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Foster's Daily Democrat

Check pool filters for invasive beetles

New Hampshire residents with swimming pools are being asked to check their filters for an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to the state's forests and trees.

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Related Topix: Science, Worcester, MA

Science

Wasp builds nest out of dead ants

A newly discovered insect has been dubbed the bone-house wasp for good reason: Researchers report that it is the only known species to build its nest with dead ants .

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ag Professional

Cool wet weather affects insect populations

The cool, wet weather this spring and summer is responsible for a rapid growth of some pest insect populations and the decrease of others, explained Mary Roduner, SDSU Extension consumer horticulture field specialist.

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Related Topix: Science, Weather, Agriculture, Home Gardening, Home

The Montreal Gazette

Fossil finds show ancient hedgehogs once roamed B.C.

Tiny, ancient hedgehogs and pre-historic tapirs once roamed the Bulkley Valley in northern British Columbia, many millenia ago when the area was a temperate oasis from the surrounding tropics, says a new study.

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News Shopper

Expert tips for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your garden

Attracting birds and bees to your garden makes it a summer wonderland. Vibe's resident horticulturalist, George Long from Sydenham, has some tips.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food

CNN

Genetically modified mosquitoes kill disease

Mr. Green Genes, the first glow-in-the-dark cat was implanted with a fluorescence as part of medical research in New Orleans The transgenic mouse was the first animal to be granted a patent by the US Patent Office.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Cayman Islands, World News, Central America, Irvine, CA, Malaria, Health

CBC News

Insect pests tracked as P.E.I. ramps up monitoring

Forest tent caterpillars are hairy insects with large blue-coloured stripes on the abdomen and a line of white keyhole-shaped marks down their backs.

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Related Topix: Science, Canada, World News

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Ong is a 30-year veteran of the cable industry wi... )--Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of IPVALUE Management Inc. from existing venture inve... Spectrum Brands Holdings to Report Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Financial Results and Hold Conference Call and Webcast on July 30 )--Spectrum Brands ... (more)

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Related Topix: St Paul Companies, Insurance, Spectrum Control, Biotech, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Science, 9

Mon Jul 07, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Hawaii County receives $375K to control little fire ants

Little fire ants climb on a chopstick. These pale orange insects are 1/16-inch long, which is about as long as a penny is thick.

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Related Topix: Hawaii County, HI, Science, Agriculture

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