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Compost or mulch? People often confuse the two, although each fulfills a different function in gardening.
This Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo shows a mulch volcano, or shredded bark piled high against the trunk of a tree in Langley, Wash. Too much mulch mounded against a tree eventually will rot the bark, deprive the roots of oxygen, attract insects and reduce the soil’s ability to dry. Instead, mulch should be spread two to four inches deep in a ring around the tree, leaving some space open near the base for water to penetrate and the tree to breathe. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
There are two plants whose behavior makes me think back to when my daughter was a teenager.
Grass isn't always the best groundcovers for a yard: It's thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.
Three men face animal abuse charges after a woman's body was found in an insect-infested van near downtown Phoenix, authorities said Monday.
The first human summer 2013 cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed. The three cases were reported by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Department of health Services.
The building is nondescript on the outside, but taking a few steps inside Life Sciences A on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus reveals animal skulls, two bright red Gila monsters, several preserved plants and fish and the largest bugs seen this side of a dinosaur movie.
The Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection
Butterflies in the The Frank F. Hasbrouck Insect Collection at Arizona State University
BILLINGS, Mont. — Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections, according to a new study.
Though everyone seems to have a different way of spelling tabbouleh — toubouleh? tabouli? — more and more people do seem to agree that this delicious Middle Eastern salad of bulgur wheat tossed with cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs, olive oil and lemon juice is delicious. It helps that it's also healthy and quick to prepare.
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Reader David Rich seems to be in full-flight hysteria as he preaches against eating meat (We can mitigate effects on our planet, May 26). He claims 97 percent of scientists think global warming is “human caused.”