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With record-setting drought conditions in California and Nevada, it is more important than ever for communities to do their part to conserve water, thin dense tree stands, and improve growing conditions to help trees become resilient to potential infestation.
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An international review of systemic pesticides known as neonicatinoids and fipronil has confirmed these commonly used pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species, including earthworms, and are a key factor in the decline of bee numbers.
Of all the challenges I face in my attempt to grow my own food sustainably, grasshoppers have proven the most difficult.
On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees.
The idea of eating bugs as a part of our diet is something that stretches our imaginations to the outer limits.
Invasive plants are sold in nurseries, through catalogs and online. The fact that a plant is readily available commercially does not mean that the plant is a smart choice for your landscape.
They evaluated ant behavior, made predictions and deliberated over data. "Anybody can be a scientist," says Maddie Vernon, a fifth-grade ant researcher and student at Efland Cheeks Elementary School, near Mebane.
Nature Talks columnist Cheryl Kimball found this chimney swift nest after it fell from inside the chimney located in the dining room of her home.
Neil Sperry, a McKinney resident, hosts Neil Sperry's Texas Gardening from 8 to 11a.m. Sundays on WBAP-AM .
Crystal Boyd strained four bees, three flies and one leafhopper from a yellow pan trap, the third of 12 in a transect topping a granite outcrop in Quarry Park Scientific and Natural Area.
Using spider toxins to study the proteins that let nerve cells send out electrical signals, researchers say they have stumbled upon a biological tactic that may offer a new way to protect crops from insect plagues in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
Instagram users share their snapshots as they soak up the sun this week on the beach, at the PNE, in parks and at the ballgame.
Sam Droege and his colleagues at the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab are creating highly detailed photos of bee populations and the plants and insects that interact with them.
Unlike mosquitoes, black flies and other bugs that plague us during the warm seasons, adult ticks don't die off or go underground when the weather gets cold.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say they have found a new way to target insects in an environmentally safe way.
Peer-reviewed research, published in the leading journal Nature this Wednesday, has revealed data from the Netherlands showing that bird populations fell most sharply in those areas where neonicotinoid pollution was highest.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 03:52 am
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