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The Plagues of Global Warming

By Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 27 February 15
Source: Reader Supported News

The black rat—also known as the ship rat, the roof rat, and the house rat—is actually gray. 798 more words

Climate Change

FTC: No Scientific Proof That Mosquito Shield Bands Actually Work

Mint oil smells very nice, but the marketing materials for Viatek’s Mosquito Shield Bands claimed that the plant substance can do more than perfume the air. 225 more words

Government And Legal


So being out in the boonies of India this last week (actually not), we all felt it necessary to wear bug spray. Let me tell you, I bathed in the stuff. 283 more words


Natural Herbs To Keep Mosquitoes Away.

Natural Herbs To Keep Mosquitoes Away.

Reasons to use herbs as a mosquito repealent:

– they are natural
– hypoallergenic
– don’t harm your skin… 243 more words

Green Home Recipes

DEQ Provides Over $500K To Set Up Scrap Tire Programs In 48 Communities

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Department of Environmental Quality is granting $587,000 across 48 communities this year to set up drop-off events for car tires.

“Michigan is probably one of the leading states in the nation for the management of that particular waste stream,” said Mike Marshall with DEQ. 128 more words


The Sun: More reasons to leave the trees alone

My most recent outing in the Sun on development, deforestation and dengue:

According to a 2009 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, there is a strong correlation between the extent of forest destruction and the incidence of the Amazon’s most dangerous malaria vector, the anopheles darlingi mosquito.

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Themes of the South Pacific

It’s interesting to travel here, since your day is governed by the sunrise and the sunset, waking with the rest of the village according to the suns wishes, and your diet is limited to the market’s availability. 1,082 more words

Travel Reflections