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3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Dead clever! Scientists astounded by ants forming insect 'daisy...

The creatures have long been known to work collectively to protect nests from predators and even to form life rafts in the event of a flood.

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Related Topix: Science

6 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Gardening in tune with pollinators, beneficial insects

When Marjorie and I visit a local garden center in early spring, we're usually searching for a short list of annuals and herbaceous perennials, the perennials for the island bed and borders in Marjorie's Garden, the annuals for both garden beds and containers.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Science

10 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Annual bat festival to be held on IUPUI campus

The Eighth Annual Indiana Bat Festival will be held Sept. 13 on the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis campus.

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Related Topix: Science, Purdue University, Terre Haute, IN, Indiana State University

10 hrs ago | Amherst Daily News

Applications up, approvals slow for med weed

Julia Ratcliffe, a technical consultant with The Bug Factory, a company that supplies insects for natural pest control, examines marijuana plants for pests at the MediJean medical marijuana facility in Richmond, B.C., on Friday March 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Science

14 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

Decline of fireflies treated as anecdotal

If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Science, Environment

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Newsday

Saving America's honeybees

With a workforce of billions, they contribute more than $15bn to the US economy each year - but as populations decline, can the humble honeybee be saved? A giant inflatable corn on the cob towers over the hundreds of stalls at the Wisconsin State Fair.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Sullivan, WI

Chattanoogan.com

Jen Jeffrey: Lordess Of The Flies

When I was a child, I remember seeing cartoons where one of the characters bothers a bee hive and the bees begin to chase them and thena BULLSEYE! I was a curious child, but not curious enough to see if that would actually happen.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

The Wichita Eagle

NY farmers seek solutions to invasive berry pest

A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it.

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Related Topix: Science, Cornell University, Life, Fruits, Food, New York

Examiner.com

All-natural (and affordable!) ways to kill household bugs

Stop spending money on poison to kill household bugs! Sure, no one wants to deal with creepy crawly bugs, but it's also not a good idea to spray harmful chemicals that children or pets may come in contact with.

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Related Topix: Science, Recipes, Home Gardening, Home

Lowell Sun

City plans Household Hazardous Waste Day

The semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Cawley Stadium; enter at 438 Douglas Road.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Lowell, MA

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Guide to beekeeping in urban Tasmania

STBA is working with the Hobart City Council to produce a code of conduct guide for people keeping bees in urban areas.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

GhanaWeb

Farmers warned against killing bees, flies

Entomologists working on the Global Pollination Project in the country have cautioned farmers to desist from destroying pollinators -- especially bees and flies -- in order to boost farm yields.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Agriculture, Environment, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Honey

KCRG

Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

Orlan Love/The Gazette The untreated soybean plant on the left is smaller and less vigorous than the one on the right, which has been treated with TagTeam LCO, a seed inoculant that helps plants make better use of phosphate fertilizer.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Monsanto, Chemicals, Marketing, Mitchell County, IA

Scientific Blogging

You Are Ready To Eat Insects If You Have These Characteristics

Are you in the target market to eat insects? The easiest uptake will be by a young male who claims to care more about the environment, believes they are progressive and adventurous about food, and already doesn't care about meat.

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Related Topix: Science

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms,a

Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms, gardens An invasive insect is putting $325M worth of fruit, grapes and berries grown in New York at risk Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://ithacajr.nl/1pxjhaU New invasive pests are arriving at New York gardens and farms more frequently.

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Related Topix: Science, New York, Binghamton, NY, Chemung County, NY, Broome County, NY, Johnson, NY

Examiner.com

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards reigns the Year of the Horse

Wild Horse Winery , named for the wild mustangs that used to roam the hills above the vineyard, has been an icon since 1983 as California's Central Coast luxury winery.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Drink, Wine, Monterey County, CA

CBC News

Health Canada pulling last of citronella-based bug sprays

Sophia Harris has worked as a CBC video journalist across the country, covering everything from the start of the annual lobster fishery in Yarmouth, N.S., to potash prices in Saskatchewan.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Canada, Science, Marketing

The Messenger

Sharing a passion in entomology

Michael Oberg is expecting a quiet flurry of wings as monarch butterflies flit through the bushes at Brushy Creek Recreational Area near Lehigh, stirred by the scientists and volunteers taking part in the butterfly tagging and educational presentations planned for Saturday at the Prairie Resource Center.

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Related Topix: Science, Missouri, us Travel, Travel

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post-gazette.com

U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Science, Agriculture, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

The Windsor Star

Maple Leaf Foods says it has had no insect-related complaints about food quality

Jennifer Murray a package of Maple Leaf lunch meat that she claims contained a fly and fly eggs.

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Related Topix: Science, Food, McCain Foods, Maple Leaf Foods

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