Season for West Nile Virus/EEE Reportings Begin; Mosquito Vacuum Helps Reduce Backyard Mosquito Population
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Late summer and early fall
are prime seasons for the detection and reporting of mosquito-borne
illnesses like West Nile Virus and EEE by health departments and mosquito
control boards. (Editor's note: click here for a list of 2008 cases
reported in ...
Hong Kong To Implement New Backyard Poultry-Keeping Law
In line with the detection of positive bird flu infection in nearly 8 birds, the Hong Kong Housing Department has announced that any tenant (under the public rental system) in possession of animal or bird without prior consent // would be subjected to legal action, characterized by a deduction of f...
The New Next Generation Hot Tub
...homeowners have decided to enhance their daily comfort by creating a nicer living environment. Typically, investing in a home includes sprucing up the backyard
with an outdoor living room and a hot tub .
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These days, shopping fo...
Seven Tips for Safer Home Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
...wing, stories about home pool or hot tub tragedies are making headlines across the county.
With millions enjoying their summers by swimming in backyard
pools and relaxing in hot tubs, the need for home pool and hot tub safety is urgent.
The American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundat...
New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home
...w to keep toddlers safe -- from the nursery to the backyard
and all of the rooms in between.
Parents ca...aning supplies in a locked cabinet.
Stay with your children the whole time they are playing on backyard
Make sure the area under and arou...
Organization Announces End Prostate Cancer Tour
...d discussion boards.
"We don't want to be around forever," Lockwood said. "Everyone has a project to work on whether it's building a shed in the backyard
or changing the oil in your car. Ending prostate cancer is an enormous project that is going to need everyone to pitch in order to succeed."
American Red Cross and National Swimming Pool Foundation Promote Water Safety and Good Home Pool Maintenance With New Online Course
...an enrollment fee of $19.95, the course allows consumers to learn at their leisure at www.homepoolessentials.org .
There are nearly 9 million backyard
pools and 6 million hot tubs in the United States. "According to a recent Red Cross survey, 66% of parents with children plan to engage in water-relat...
Keep Safety in Mind While Cooling Off in the Water
...child who dies, more than 10 others are treated in emergency departments for near drowning," Jouriles said in the news release.
As families uncover backyard
pools and make plans for vacation trips to the nation's lakes and beaches, emergency department physicians are bracing for the tragedies they see ever...
Skip the Burgers and Throw Some Veggies on the Grill
...ransforms amino acids and creatine found in muscle tissue into carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines.
While not a call to give up the backyard
barbecue, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
Try grilling more fruits and vegetables. Mushrooms, peaches, zucchini and pineapple ar...
Underwriters Laboratories Reminds Parents to Pay Attention to 'Staycation' Safety Hazards
...of mind when grilling, swimming and playing in the backyard
NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ...by swapping traditional vacations for trips to the backyard
play set or pool and restricting dining out to outdoor grilling. But while your backyard
might provide financially sound alternatives, it c...
backyard in Medical Technology
White Nose Syndrome: Is Pennsylvania Next?
Bats are a tremendous asset to wildlife communities, and humans.
Collectively, they eat insects by the tons and spare Pennsylvanians from
flying pest and crop-damage issues. Unfortunately, people
know more about elephants than they do bats. So misinformation about bats
often overshadows ...
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...g Repellent. How Fast Do ... Prevent bites before they happen by learning how to protect... Whether you're trying to avoid mosquito bites at a backyard
BBQ or you have to ... See what their stings & bites look like and how to treat them. ... Ticks don't always carry diseases, and most bites...
backyard in Biological News
From the backyard to the ocean: New study shows streams act as key nitrogen filters
KNOXVILLE -- As spring arrives across the country, tourists returning to beaches will face the reality of "red tide" -- harmful blooms of algae that make water unfit for swimming and pose risks to humans and sea life.
What they may not realize is that the small streams running through their nei...
WWF seeks innovative solutions to bycatch through worldwide competition
... is open to eligible entrants from any profession, including fishermen, professional gear manufacturers, teachers, students, engineers, scientists and backyard
inventors, offering anyone a chance to win. The winner is determined by a panel of judges that includes fishermen, researchers, engineers and fisherie...
Stanford researchers: Global warming is killing frogs and salamanders in Yellowstone Park
"That's when we really got alarmed, because the data just showed such a huge difference," Hadly said.
Historically, the pondsas small as backyard
fish ponds, as large as small lakeshave been recharged during the summer by the groundwater in the soil. But the water table is dropping, the research...
Integrated curriculum enhances academics
... out of an already existing NWF program called the backyard
Wildlife Habitat program that fostered the creation of backyard
wildlife habitats by private landowners. In the SYHP, backyard
wildlife habitats must also be used as an educatio...
Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
...entomology. Baxendale has served as a panelist on the popular, long-running backyard
Farmer television program (now completing its 55th consecutive season) sinc...Specialist Award (1987), the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Team Awards for backyard
Farmer and Urban Pest Management (1995), the Gamma Sigma Delta Extension Aw...
Dying frogs sign of a biodiversity crisis
... 2004, researchers found that nearly one-third of amphibian species are threatened, and many of the non-threatened species are on the wane.
Our own backyard
provides a striking example, Wake said. He and his colleagues study amphibians in the Sierra Nevada, and the picture is grim there, as well.
Over the back fence: gardeners get advice from neighbors, friends
...nuals, perennials, shrubs and trees" Staff at University of Minnesota Extension have published results of a survey that concludes that the majority of backyard
gardeners get their planting and plant information informallymost often from friends, neighbors and local garden centers.
The survey of 1,000 Minne...
Research uncovers the social dynamics of yellow jackets
...ies, explained Goodisman. Is it an environmental cue or possibly a cue from the queen"
Even though some people think that yellow jackets are just a backyard
nuisance, there are benefits to having yellow jackets around, contends Goodisman. They kill insects, suppress fly populations and eat roadkill, he say...
Cummings School receives Rockefeller Foundation grant
... about 230 million people living on 6,000 islands, and speaking 170 local languages. Whats more, most of the countrys 1.4 billion poultry are in small backyard
flocks held by private citizens to feed their families.
The arrival of HPAI has tested Indonesias capacity to prevent and control an animal disease...
Study links success of invasive Argentine ants to diet shifts
...r previous research had shown that the Argentine ants tended to invade semi-arid regions of Southern California where new residential developments and backyard
gardens have sprouted, requiring increased irrigation.
We now know why, he said. Our latest study demonstrates that plant-based resources such as h...
backyard in Biological Technology
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence Using MetaCore for Stem Cell Research and Neurology
...ollaboration platform integrated with a manually curated knowledge base and tools for seamless analyses of these studies.
"Burnham is in our backyard
and we are very pleased to welcome them as a new GeneGo customer and Center of Excellence," said Julie Bryant, GeneGo's VP of Business development. "S...
Small wonders: Intersection of biotech and nanotech will produce big advances
..., get married and produce a nerdy baby wearing eyeglasses.
Dont feel left out, however, if you have trouble chatting about nano over your neighbors backyard
grill. The field of nanotechnology is so new that many insiders have trouble keeping track. Thats a primary reason behind the Thursday, June 3, confer...
Top 20 big pharmas represent majority of world pharma market
...egional pharmaceutical companies . While this may look like smaller versions of Big Pharma, these companies typically only operate in their geographic backyard
and may be very strong in their home court region. Still, they have little if any presence outside of that region.
Lets again start with the world ...
Summer marks countdown to DEMOfall
... responsible for meeting and evaluating hundreds of companies to prepare for DEMOfall 2006 .
Don't get me wrong, I plan to make plenty of room for backyard
cookouts and maybe even slip away for a Giants day game once or twice. But the Tuesday after Memorial Day is, for me, the starting gun for the run-up ...
Cieslewicz, Barrett talk economic collaboration
...sonal ties to Madison," Barrett said. "Mayor Cieslewicz has strong personal ties to Milwaukee, so it's a time when you have mayors that appreciate the backyard
of the other mayor very much, and I think that's helpful."
The two cities are connected by a major interstate, but they have distinctly different ...
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...simplest true plants. This article outlines their means of reproduction. ... Liverworts are the simplest true plants and in order to ... ... to backyard
liverworts ... Liverworts are seldom if ever noticed by most of us, and if ... One reason liverworts are so curious is that in terms of the ... ...
... lichens are nature's pioneers. Lichens find their homes in some of the most barren and inhospitable parts of the world. ... An introduction to backyard
lichesn ... Lichens also take nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil so plants can use it. ... Includes images as well as conservation ...
.... There are between 700 and 900 species of Gymnosperm . ... Gymnosperm gametophytes are retained in cones of two types. ... An introduction to backyard
gymnosperms ... of Gymnosperms (Hardcover) Flora of North America North of Mexico : Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms . Report Broken ... Gymnosp...