Brian Aldiss’s novel Hothouse takes place in a world that’s stopped spinning, with one side of planet Earth forever facing the Sun, and in which the existing life forms have either been wiped out by the world’s climate extremes or have adapted in monstrous ways to compete for survival. 561 more words
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The more we know about the world, the better off we are to coexist in it.
Four years ago, I visited Hanamiyama Park — located a few minutes’ drive across the river from downtown Fukushima City in the northern region of the main island of Japan — a privately owned property that has become a popular local tourist spot for cherry blossom viewing. 850 more words
by Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia
Pesticides, which include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and more, can contain organic or conventional ingredients. People use them in homes and workplaces, on farms and in gardens, and in other places where they want to control pests like weeds, insects, fungi, rodents and plant viruses. 314 more words
Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) has been making an unwelcome appearance in landscapes across the United States. A virus carried by an eriophyid mite, this disease can affect all cultivated roses, including shrubs, hybrid teas, floribunda, grandifloras, and miniatures. 139 more words
We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of grapevine yellow speckle viroids in Nigeria, the first report of tomato ringspot virus ( 388 more words