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Ida Puts Post-Katrina New Orleans to the Test; NHC Warns Potentially Deadly Storm Surge Is Not Over
Hurricane Ida at present is not the fatal storm that some may have feared, but is still a force to be reckoned with, putting post-Katrina New Orleans to the test. The National Hurricane Center warns...
Saving Insects: The Rivets to Our Ecosystem Are Loose
Insects are the world's largest animal group. It is believed that there are 10 quintillion of them on Earth. Scientists have revealed startling evidence over recent years that the number of insects is declining. Many...
Ginseng: A (Conditional) Traditional Medicinal That You Can Grow at Home
A Traditional medicine of diverse roots Ginseng has been used for thousands of years as a powerful herbal medicine with almost magical properties. Both Asians and American Indians recognized its remarkable ability to treat a...
Symbiotic Associations: 5 Fascinating Relationships Between Flora and Fauna
It is not uncommon to find a relationship between plants and animals. We are well aware of the role insects play in spreading pollen from plant to plant while they feed on nectar, initiating the...
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Two More Cities in China’s Henan Issue Highest Flood Warning After Thousands Died in Provincial Capital
The cities of Xingyang and Changyuan in central China's Henan Province have raised flood control levels from I to II, the highest in the country's four-tier scale, as local authorities warn that floods of unprecedented...
Composting Restores Soil, Plant and Human Health
While the word “dirt” usually carries negative connotations, it can also be seen as the basis of our existence. Horticulturists and botanists prefer the word “soil” for the life-giving medium that makes your carpet dirty...
The Dixie Fire burns in the hills on August 17, 2021 near Milford, California. The Dixie Fire has burned over 604,000 acres, has destroyed over 1,000 homes and threatens thousands more.
California Fires Rage On
Northern California continues to reel under blazing forest fires. Ten days ago, the town of Greenville was decimated by Dixie, the nation’s largest wildfire. Officials have warned of new blazes erupting across the West due...
9 Clouds to Put You on Cloud Nine
Skygazing has long been a nourishing practice for the mind. When feeling overwhelmed or hopeless, peering into the limitless depths of the sky can help put things into perspective. Whether it be a starry night...
16 Found Alive in Rubble Three Days After Earthquake Rattles Haiti
On Tuesday, August 17, Hatian rescuers scouring the debris left behind after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the area on August 14, pulled 16 people alive from the rubble, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection agency. ...