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Mosquitoes, along with their disease-causing hitchhikers like West Nile, Equine encephalitis, Dengue, and now Zika, are on the move, finding new habitats and naïve populations ripe for infection. Just as Lyme has made tick experts out of us all (no,...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

Healthy soil is home to numerous organisms.

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A monarch butterfly in DC.

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"Rants from the Hill" is cross-posted from High Country News

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Brown crowns denote lodgepole pine killed by bark beetles the previous year.

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Cross-posted from Emily Monosson's Evolution in a toxic world And another one bites the dust. Corn rootworms, once the scourge of corn growers, stymied by corn engineered to...

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Here’s the skinny: evolution is happening all the time, all around us. Living things are like one roiling mass of DNA. OK, so ...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

Nowadays when I see bees in my garden, I pay close attention. I have noticed at least four different types. They buzz purposely—so focused on the periwinkle blue flowers of my rosemary hedge. I crouch down to examine their fuzzy bodies and the gorgeous...

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