4:14 a.m. Nov. 26, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
American families throw out $1,500 in uneaten groceries every year as food insecurity worsens --- here's how to reduce waste this ThanksgivingBetween Thanksgiving and New Year’s, 25% more trash, including wasted food, is produced than during the rest of the year.
5:05 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
After record low, monarch butterflies return to CaliforniaAn annual winter count last year by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from tens of thousands tallied in recent years.
6:16 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Asian spider leaves trail of webs in Georgia, unnerves homeownersA large spider native to East Asia has spun its thick, golden web on power lines, porches and vegetable patches all over north Georgia this year — a proliferation that has driven some unnerved homeowners indoors and prompted a flood of anxious social media posts.
7:10 a.m. Oct. 20, 2021
- By Jake Emen
Worldwise: Thirdhome Founder Wade Shealy’s Favorite ThingsRaising bees, his garden, coffee and wine, and Russell Conwell’s “Acres of Diamonds”
7:07 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021
- By Camille Dash
First live 'murder hornet' of 2021 seen in Washington stateIt was attacking a wasp nest...
5:18 a.m. Aug. 1, 2021
- By Alisa Wolfson
How to buy a safer and more effective insect repellent5 insect repellants to consider, according to reviewers and pros.
5:51 a.m. July 15, 2021
Looking for another meat substitute? Try insectsTiziana Di Costanzo makes pizza dough from scratch, mixing together flour, yeast, a pinch of salt, a dash of olive oil and something a bit more unusual — ground acheta domesticus, better known as cricket powder.
5:35 a.m. June 19, 2021
- By Quentin Fottrell
‘The house is filthy and odorous’: My mom, 89, is a hoarder. My brother, 60, siphons money from her. How do I protect my inheritance?‘She and I do not have a relationship. Her relationship is with her money.’
5:48 a.m. June 17, 2021
Dead murder hornet near Seattle is 1st found in U.S. in 2021Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday.
3:37 a.m. June 9, 2021
White House press corps plane grounded by cicada invasion ahead of Biden trip to Europe Biden leaves Wednesday for the U.K., for G-7 gathering and meetings with the prime minister and the queen, followed by NATO and U.S.-EU summits in Brussels and a meeting in Geneva with Vladimir Putin.
11:02 a.m. May 19, 2021
- By Rupert Steiner
A plant-based COVID-19 vaccine from a GlaxoSmithKline alliance with Medicago shows strong antibody responseTrial participants have 10 times more antibodies in their systems than patients recovering from COVID-19.
12:40 p.m. May 5, 2021
Hot cicada summer: Brood X set to emerge by the trillion to disrupt placid evenings on your patio or terrace‘It's only the males that sing,’ says University of Maryland entomologist Michael Raupp.
8:50 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
CDC says now-dominant variant poses risk even with nearly 20% of U.S. fully vaccinatedThe U.S. COVID-19 vaccine push continued to gain ground on Wednesday with 19% of the population now fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though experts remain concerned about stubbornly high case numbers that continue to rise.
5:06 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Jaimy Lee
U.S. government to study allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccinesThe National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it started a assessing allergic reactions to the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines developed by Moderna Inc. and BioNTech SE /Pfizer Inc. . The aim is to understand who is at increased risk, including people with a history of allergic reactions or those who have been diagnosed with a mast cell disorder. (Mast cells are part of the body's immune system. When those cells mutate, it can cause one of several rare disorders.) The Phase 2 clinical trial, which is being funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will enroll 3,400 adults who fit one of three categories: people who have previously reported a severe allergic reaction to food, insects, or a medication; people who have been diagnosed with a mast cell disorder; or individuals without a history of either. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that anaphylaxis as a result of a COVID-19 vaccine occurs in up to 5 people out of every 1 million who have been vaccinated. These events "almost always" occur within 30 minutes of receiving the shot.
11:00 a.m. March 26, 2021
- By Laura Whateley
The Rise of Native GardeningDuring the pandemic, reconnecting with nature in activities like native gardening can offer a mental reprieve
11:58 p.m. Feb. 21, 2021
Food supply, insect-borne diseases, scammers and more: How to prepare for climate changeThere will be chaos, and much of it has actually already begun. The author of a book on the subject offers advice and a surprisingly positive outlook.