These early perennials, shrubs, and bulbs are strutting their stuff right now.
Meadow Carder-Vindel knows the healing effects of gardening firsthand. That's why she opens her Mount Washington garden to others.
The insects may disrupt things in May and June, but their destructive capabilities are limited.
Special occasions call for carefree succulents, which come in an abundance of shapes and captivating colors think pink Flaming Katy Kalanchoe and Red Velvet Echeveria.
Costco is selling a self-watering garden bed that is perfect for beginners. It's got some other cool features too.
The spring tradition is especially sweet after a cancellation in 2020.
No outdoor space for a garden?AeroGarden has you covered.
The Northern Co-Hort is turning its green thumb to the web this year, with a series of webinars kicking off on April 10, 17, and 24 for the Peace Regi...
Last year I tried tomatoes in the ground vs tomatoes in self-watering containers. The results were so clearly in favor of the containers that I covered over all the exposed soil in my yard with weed nets and gravel. My entire garden is now in containers. Roma tomatoes in an Earthbox April is pretty closeby,…
If you’ve never grown your own transplants for your garden, perhaps this is the year to do it. It’s economical, it allows you to grow varieties you might not be able to buy as transplants, it’s satisfying and it’s easy. There are some vegetables which shouldn't be grown as transplants.
Backyard greenhouses come at a variety of prices and are made in all sorts of shapes, sizes and materials.
Completed in 2009 in Granada, Spain. In order to build the municipal swimming pool, Lobres city council considered the old schools site, with a remaining building recently restored as a...
Through Jonathan Meiburg's inquiring lens, readers will find themselves with a new favorite animal a bird of prey aptly described as "one of the strangest and most wonderful animals on Earth."
If Margaret Atwood was a bird, she says shed be a raven.
An easy day trip of 90 miles from Las Vegas, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge lies in Amargosa Valley, a few miles beyond Pahrump.
Birders from around the country flock to Minnesota in winter. Local guides help them spot elusive owls and other rarities.
An arachnologist described a new species of peacock spider after a citizen scientist discovered it in the wetlands of southern Australia.
<strong>West Norwood, south London:</strong> These sharp little thrushes have been a tonic to this long winter lockdown – but they’ve taken off without a murmur
New research, now out in Science, looked at a newly discovered, endangered songbird located only in South America--the Iberá Seedeater--and found that this bird followed a very rare evolutionary path to come into existence at a much faster pace than the grand majority of species.
Researchers broadcast marbled murrelet calls in mature forests and found that the threatened seabirds' choice of breeding locations is strongly influenced by whether they hear other murrelets in the area.
NEW YORK - When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasnt the only factor shapin...
The acclaimed natural history writer amply conveys his joy and amazement at the ability of birds to navigate the hemisphere
A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life.
In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in key Africa wetlands
A newly discovered species of dinosaur in Argentina has been named the "one who causes fear" by the scientists who found a well-preserved skull.
The origin of flowering plants famously puzzled Charles Darwin, who described their sudden appearance in the fossil record from relatively recent geological times as an abominable mystery. This mystery has further deepened with an inexplicable discrepancy between the relatively recent fossil recor
A new study has found the first evidence of sophisticated breathing organs in 450-million-year-old sea creatures. Contrary to previous thought, trilobites were leg breathers, with structures resembling gills hanging off their thighs.
A joint team of paleontologists has now for the first time analyzed bone structures in 400 million-year-old fossils of marine life at unprecedentedly high resolution and in 3D. To be able to view these structures, tomography experts at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) examined the samples under the focused ion beam of a scanning electron microscope to calculate 3D images from the data, achieving resolutions in the nanometre range using technology that was initially developed to study battery c
Paleoartist Robert Nicholls teamed up with paleontologist Jakob Vinther to create an exact model of the Psittacosaurus. The result was something neither could have predicted.
Scientists in Argentina have unearthed the well-preserved skull of a meat-eating dinosaur that roamed northern Patagonia about 85 million years ago - a beast with a short snout, keen hearing and stout bite strength that made it a daunting predator.
Ruling in the Late Cretaceous, Llukalkan aliocranianus could be as long as an elephant, had extremely powerful bites, very sharp teeth, and huge claws in their feet. Research published today (March 30, 2021) in the peer-reviewed Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology describes a newly discovered spec
These tiny creatures existed during the early Cambrian.
Hollywood loves a good monster battle, and where better to turn for inspiration than the animal kingdom? Traits from real animals can provide clues about the fighting prowess of Kong and Godzilla.
The newly discovered Llukalkan aliocranianus has a fittingly frightening name.
Curtin University research has uncovered the first solid clues about the very beginning of the supercontinent cycle of Earth, finding it was kick-started two billion years ago. Detailed in a paper published in Geology, a team of researchers from Curtins Earth Dynamics Research Group found that p
Rains that have pelted Argentina's farm belt since mid-March halted the deterioration of corn and soy yields, and a coming dry spell will help kick off harvesting of the country's two main cash crops, climatologists said on Wednesday.
It's difficult playing other farming games after you've played Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin. For all the satisfaction I've found in the likes of Stardew Valley, My Time at Portia, Spiritfarer, and Ooblets, I've never been as pleased with any virtual crop I've ever grown as I have in Edelweiss' demon-slaying action game. A side-scrolling brawler crossed with a farming simulator might seem like a weird hybrid, but Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin makes the
Tomatoes are an important and popular crop, but the tasty ketchup, salsa and pasta sauce they yield comes at a price: overuse of chemical fertilizers. Now, researchers report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry they have recruited a fungus to bolster fertilizer efficiency, meaning tastier tomatoes can be grown with less fertilizer.
The success of homegrown food and flowers last year triumphed over bugs, raccoons and plant wilt. Im itching and waiting, says one Willowdale garde...
If your city doesnt have a food-waste recycling program, consider this gadget to compost your leftovers.
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Wijnand Sukkel works for Farm of the Future in the Netherlands. This project is harnessing technology and innovative production to make farming sustainable. Sukkels knows what is needed to turn agriculture around. #FarmToFork
/PRNewswire/ -- BASF and AgBiome have signed an agreement to bring a new biological fungicide to the market in Europe, and key countries in the Middle East and...
* The dollar hit a more than four-month high, making cotton more expensive for buyers holding other currencies.
In essence, regenerative agriculture treats the farm not as an outdoor crop factory, but as a sustainable ecosystem. Instead of seeking to fully control nature, the farmer backs off some, giving nature the pilot's seat.
/PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners have a new resource for lawncare tips and advice. Power Equipment Direct has launched an Ultimate Lawncare Guide that provides a...
A 45% rally in soybean prices in 11 months was not enough to convince South Dakota farmer DuWayne Bosse to give up any corn acreage on his farm this spring.
Researchers unearthed the 105,000-year-old artefacts from a spiritual site in southern Africa. Although far from the coast, the area is associated with stories of a great water snake.
Archaeological evidence in a rock shelter at the edge of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, is challenging the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments. Published in Nature, Dr. Jayne Wilkins from Griffith University's Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution led an international collaboration which found evidence far from coastal sites of the complex symbolic and technological behaviors that define modern humans, stretching back 105,000 years.
Archaeological evidence in a rockshelter at the edge of the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, is challenging the idea that the origins of our species were linked to coastal environments. Published in Nature, Dr Jayne Wilkins from Griffith University's Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution led an international collaboration which found evidence far from coastal sites of the complex symbolic and technological behaviours that define modern humans, stretching back 105,000 years.
According to study leader Dr. Jayne Wilkins, the fact that the crystals show no signs of being worked or incorporated into tools suggests that they served a different purpose, possibly in some sort of ritual practice
These bunnies have dug where no archaeologist has dug before.
Archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, an independent scholar, has found evidence of Neolithic people extracting salt from seawater 5,800 years ago at Street House, Loftus, making it the oldest salt production facility ever discovered in Britain. He has published a paper outlining his findings on the Cambridge University Press site, Cambridge Core.
Fish was not on the menu of the hunter-gatherers of southern Europe 27,000 years ago. Surprisingly, people on the Iberian Peninsula in the Late Gravettian period mostly ate plants and land animals such as rabbits, deer and horses. An international team of researchers has been able to determine this for the first time on the basis of an isotope study of human fossils from the Seriny caves in Catalonia. The results of the investigation led by Dr. Dorothe Drucker, of the Senckenberg Center for Huma
A human-shaped wooden idol decorated with an eerie human face and considered the oldest of its kind ever discovered may date back even further in time, researchers now say.
Archaeologist says neolithic discovery may be among oldest salt-processing sites in western Europe
The island of Skokholm off the coast of Wales is well known for hosting thousands of puffins ever year. This time, it's something else.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A man and a woman were found buried among wolf teeth and turtle...
A new study from the University of Kansas details how the Indian Summer Monsoon is supercharged by atmospheric dust particles swept up by winds from deserts in the Middle East.
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Now that the cherry trees have bloomed in Kyoto this year, I’ve been seeing people claiming that the cherry blossoming record shows the dreaded “Climate
How much of a change in cloudiness would it take to account for the 0.53 W/m2 increase in TOA radiative forcing since 2003?
The record bloom fits into a long-term pattern toward earlier spring flowering.
Aqueous vapor [water vapor] is a blanket more necessary to the vegetable life of England than clothing is to man. Remove for a single summer-night the aqueous vapour from the air which overspreads
Earths energy budget. Not a familiar concept? Maybe youre scratching your head, wondering, what is that? Dont worry. Youre not the only one. The good news is: We have answers. And those answers come courtesy of Norman Loeb, an atmospheric scientist at NASAs Langley Research Center in Hampton
According to NASA, we have the following exciting news about a new study. Direct Observations Confirm that Humans are Throwing Earths Energy Budget off Balance Earth is on a budget an energ
by Jim Steele The earths energy equilibrium is determined by the balance between incoming solar radiation versus radiative cooling that emits infrared radiation back to space. Water vapor primaril
An American satellite records a temperature of -111C at the top of a powerful Pacific storm.
An American satellite records a temperature of -111C at the top of a powerful Pacific storm.
By Andy May I just gave an informal Zoom talk to a small group on measuring climate change through temperatures. The host, Dave Siegel, recorded it and has posted the presentation here, if you want
Guest “damning with faint praise” by David Middleton Kaufman, Mckay, Routson, et al., 2020 In my previous post, I noted a “funny pattern” in the latest Holocene climate reco