Category: Pesticides

How to Plant Lemongrass to Repel Mosquitoes

Let’s be real – everyone loves summer and the hot weather, but no one enjoys the bugs that come along with it. I hate mosquitoes. I mean, I know I am delicious, but that’s besides the point. Their bites itch, and some species even leave… Continue Reading “How to Plant Lemongrass to Repel Mosquitoes”

Plants that attract Dragonflies for Mosquito Control

It always amazes me the way nature takes care of things in her own time, and her own way. If people only stopped taking control and started listening to her, we’d see the beauty of these interactions take place. Utilizing plants that attract dragonflies… Continue Reading “Plants that attract Dragonflies for Mosquito Control”

The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment

The forthcoming edition of The Ocean Race, which sets sail from Alicante, Spain, on the 15th January, is set to feature the most ambitious and comprehensive science program created by a sporting event. The round-the-world sailing race will measure microplastic pollution, gather information about… Continue Reading “The Ocean Race to collect data about the Global Environment”

Giant African Snail

Giant African snail (GAS), giant African land snail, kalutara snail was first introduced to Hawaii in 1936; and later introduced to the continental USA in 1966. Imported as pets and for educational purposes; may also arrive accidentally in cargo. Agricultural and garden pest; attacks… Continue Reading “Giant African Snail”

Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing

Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. But, for most of us, they are hidden from view. We are blind to how these ecosystems might be changing. Coral reefs face a number of threats – most of them are… Continue Reading “Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing”

Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA

About one billion pounds of conventional, synthetic pesticides are used each year in the United States to control weeds, insects, and other so-called pests. This number began rising in the mid-1990’s, with the advent of genetically modified foods, which are engineered in a lab… Continue Reading “Top Ten Pesticide-Soaked Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid in the USA”

The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather

To be stuck “up a river without a paddle” is an expression for a sticky situation you just can’t get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s likely the paddle won’t be helpful, anyway. A… Continue Reading “The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather”

What Animals & Bugs Eat Mosquitoes?

Bugs are widespread insects on the earth. We can find them in locations all around the globe, and they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Bugs have many different habitats, but some prefer to live near humans because we provide them… Continue Reading “What Animals & Bugs Eat Mosquitoes?”

Chili Fish Contamination

Shocking footage of thousands of dead sardines and anchovies washed up on the Coliumo peninsula in Chile’s Bio Bio region are doing the rounds on the internet and has left scientists baffled. A similar incident was reported last year in Chile when “low amounts… Continue Reading “Chili Fish Contamination”

UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages

Natural disasters, climate change, and grain and livestock diseases are exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agriculture and food security, according to a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The study highlighted that agriculture underpins the livelihoods of over 2.5… Continue Reading “UN warns that the World is facing an unprecedented threat of Food Shortages”

Indonesia & Palm Oil are Killing Orangutans

In the worst man-made environmental disaster since the BP gulf oil spill, vast swaths of vital rain forest habitats in Borneo and Sumatra are being consumed by commercial fire. These fires were intentionally set by palm oil and paper companies, simply because slash &… Continue Reading “Indonesia & Palm Oil are Killing Orangutans”

Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants

Historically, farms and forests have been at odds. Conventional wisdom says we have to cut down the forest to make way for agriculture. But a growing movement called Agro-Forestry “capitalizes” on the free services forests provide farmers and gardeners. A forest garden with 500… Continue Reading “Forest Garden with 500 Edible Plants”

Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said it is a “lie” that fires are ravaging the Amazon rain forest, despite data from his own government showing the number of blazes is rising. Yet satellite data from Brazil’s national space agency, INPE, show the number of… Continue Reading “Brazilian Forest Fires are south of the Amazon River”