Don’t Buy Ladybugs to Control Aphids, and Other Gardening Myths Debunked

Ladybugs eat aphids. So if aphids are eating your potato plants, you might be tempted to mail-order a ton of ladybugs (yes, this is a thing you can do) to solve your garden woes. There’s a flaw in that plan, though: when you release ladybugs, they fly away . […] Click here to view original […]

How Increasing Drought Threatens Most U.S. Forests And Households

It turns out that California is not alone in its five-year struggle against the devastating effects of drought. A new paper, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Global Change Biology, shows that increasing drought not only affects Western forests, but forests and cities nationwide. The drought’s effects include a change in the biodiversity and […]