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Insects are vanishing at an alarming rate—but we can save them

Insects aren’t just pests. They’re crucial for the planet and our food supply, and scientists say we can all pitch in to help.

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Move over, murder hornets: There’s a new bug in town — and it’s coming for your lawn

Jan. 10, 2021 at 6:00 am Updated Jan. 11, 2021 at 7:59 am By Sandi Doughton Seattle Times staff reporter By 9 o’clock on a frosty morning, crows were already rototilling a baseball field in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood. Prowling in groups of three and four, the glossy birds yanked up clumps of grass and poked through the exposed clods. Gulls circled overhead but didn’t land — yet.

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South Portland bans synthetic fertilizers

The ban, geared toward protecting the waters of Casco Bay, is part of new changes to the city's pesticide ordinance. BY SEAN MURPHY THE FORECASTER SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland City Council approved a new ban on synthetic fertilizers citywide last week, mirroring similar language already spelled out regarding use of pesticides. Sustainability Director Julie Rosenbach said this week that the new ban, effective Dec. 7, will “move the city toward organic land care practices.”

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We know how to manage stormwater runoff into the Indian River Lagoon. Let's implement it | Opinion

Written By: Dave Botto The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most valuable coastal wildlife habitats in Florida. It is an estuary of national significance and has been internationally featured as one of the most diverse estuaries in North America.

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PROTEIN MAY PROTECT AGAINST LYME DISEASE BACTERIA

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2020    POSTED BY BESS CONNOLLY MARTELL-YALE YALE UNIVERSITY Researchers have discovered a protein that helps protect hosts from infection with the tick-borne spirochete that causes Lyme disease. The finding may help diagnose and treat this infection.

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Take these final fall steps to prepare trees, lawn and landscaping for the winter

Written by for for St. George News November 10, 2020 Stock image, St. George News FEATURE — Before giving up on gardening for the season, it’s important to finish strong by properly preparing your yard and garden for a long winter’s nap. Consider these tips. Pruning

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Climate change expected to make Bay cleanup 10% harder

Karl Blankenship​     Nov 10, 2020 Updated Nov 12, 2020 The nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus cause algae blooms that cloud the water. A gradually increasing trend in rainfall is driving more nutrient pollution off the land and into streams.  Dave Harp

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Galaxy Diagnostics Launches the Most Sensitive Test Available for Direct Detection of Lyme Disease

Science Leader in the Testing of Flea and Tick Borne Illness Introduces the Nanotrap® Urine Test for Lyme Borreliosis NEWS PROVIDED BY Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc.  Nov 10, 2020, 09:01 ET

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Chesapeake Bay gets good news: Dead zones shrank this year

By DAVE RESS  DAILY PRESS |  NOV 03, 2020 AT 7:50 AM

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EARLY NOVEMBER IS TIME TO CONTROL LAWN WEEDS AND FERTILIZE

BOURBON COUNTY, K-STATE EXTENSION NOVEMBER 3, 2020 SUBMITTED STORY LEAVE A COMMENT

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