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Another Invasive Creature: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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Another Invasive Creature: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

 

Brown marmorated stink bugs are an invasive species from Asia that was first spotted in Pennsylvania sometime between 1996 and 1998 and has spread throughout most of the continental United States. Here are some tips to keep them out of your house.

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Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

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Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

 

This just in from the Associated Press. Las Vegas pushes to become first municipality to ban ornamental grass.

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When Good Intentions Have Devastating Results

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When Good Intentions Have Devastating Results

 

Rachel Carson was an American hero. In the early 1960s, she was the first to warn that a pesticide called DDT could accumulate in the environment, the first to show that it could harm fish, birds, and other wildlife, the first to warn that its overuse would render it ineffective, and the first to predict that more natural means of pest control – like bacteria that killed mosquito larvae – should be used instead.

Unfortunately, the PBS documentary neglected to mention that in her groundbreaking book, Silent Spring, Carson had made one critical mistake – and it cost millions of people their lives.

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Latest changes in minimum quantities and pricing

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Latest changes in minimum quantities and pricing

 

We've adjusted our program to allow you to purchase any number of plants above the minimum quantity allowed.

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

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Your bird feeder may be sickening songbirds

 

In an undated article from MyMcClallumCounty.com, "Your backyard bird bath or feeder may be inadvertently sickening songbirds. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says there have been surging reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in parts of western Washington."

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