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Undesirable expatriates: Preventing the spread of invasive animals
Reconsider relocating aquarium fish into your backyard
pond. Restrain yourself from ordering exotic pets off the Internet, no matter how interesting they might look in the pictures. And vote for politicians that encourage sound port inspection. Because, according to recent Proceedings of the National Aca...
Expert dispels bird flu paranoia
...noid about catching bird flu off their neighbours' backyard
pets because the media had "played up" the virus. He said his West Toowoomba Vet Surgery had been swamped with inquiries from panicked bird owners and neighbours about their pet parrots, finches and budgies. "We're getting three or four phone cal...
Microbes convert 'Styrofoam? into biodegradable plastic
...ily breaks down in soil, water, septic systems and backyard
composts. Worldwide, more than 14 million metric tons of polystyrene are produced annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most of this ends up in landfills. Although polystyrene represents less than 1 percent of solid waste ...
Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height
...ty, a charming addition that would fit nicely on a backyard
deck. Or a 30-foot version that might be a better fit on urban streets. Or, in fact, just about any height in between. Other changes can also affect foliage shapes or color in very attractive ways, and some might have value in cleaning up environment...