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December 12 2011

20:00

Learning How to Kill Trees

Scientists find evidence that the water distribution systems of aspens in Colorado were damaged during a drought, suggesting that they died of thirst rather than a lack of carbohydrates linked to a halt in photosynthesis.

September 13 2011

20:58

The Toll From Tree-Boring Pests

A new study estimates that invasive forest insects cost local governments about $2 billion a year and residential homeowners another $1.5 billion in lost property values.

August 24 2011

15:38

Where Has All the Genetic Diversity Gone?

A study from a biodiversity and climate research group in Germany examines the almost invisible erosion of genetic diversity because of climate-induced range contractions.

October 15 2010

22:07

Bedbug Rider Looms in Real Estate Deals

In recent weeks, some lawyers representing co-op and condo buyers have made bedbug disclosure a part of contract negotiation.

August 11 2010

11:49

Perils of Do-It-Yourself Bedbug Control

Of particular concern are reports of homeowners and renters applying pesticides within their homes that are approved only for outdoor use.

June 10 2010

16:05

Woe Is the Baby Grasshopper

Pilots in Wyoming are spraying pesticide to fight an infestation of grasshoppers. The chemical is aimed particularly at baby grasshoppers.
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