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Everything You Need To Know About Getting Rid Of Common Garden Pests

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.13.2017 | HuffPost Home

You've spent all summer cultivating a beautiful garden. But one morning, you look out your window and see ALL of the tomatoes have been eaten. It's a ...

The Dos and Don'ts of Bug Spray

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Did you know that what we put on our skin can be absorbed directly i...

Hummingbirds Are All the Buzz

Steve Zack | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Steve Zack

Hummingbirds are evolutionary copycats. Some 40 million years ago, they began exploiting a mutually beneficial exchange that bees and flowers had developed 130 million years before: a trade of pollination for nectar.

What Is It Like to Be Attacked by Killer Bees?

Quora | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weird News
Quora

In November 1995 I was on an anti-poaching patrol in the Zambezi Valley on the Zambian side of the river. I was carrying my .375 H&H and leading as it was a dangerous game area so the immediate threat was bumping into lion, buffalo, elephant or other beasties.

WATCH: Tiny Ants Have Amazing Way To Escape From Death Pits

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

That's one small snap for an ant, one giant leap for antkind. The trap-jaw ant, Odontomachus brunneus, is well-known for its ultra-fast mandible, w...

They Are Biocides, Not Pesticides -- And They Are Creating an Ecocide

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.

Slo-Mo Mantis Gives Scientists A Major Surprise

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Science

Praying mantises are pretty amazing jumpers--and you don't have to take that on faith. Just have a look at this amazing new video (above) of a baby ma...

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

Quora | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Quora

There is no one chemical to ban or one company to censure or one critter to eradicate. Instead, CCD is the product of several factors whose whole is deadlier than the sum of its parts.

This Is Why You Should Be Eating Insects

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green

By the year 2100, there will be an estimated 11 billion people living on Earth. With that many mouths to feed, combined with the potential impact ...

One BumbleBee, Three Children and Me: A Lesson Learned

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?

An Easy, Free Way to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Bruce Lubin | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Nothing can ruin a backyard get-together faster than a swarm of mosquitoes. So, each summer, we prepare to do battle: body sprays, yard sprays, citronella candles...yet even with all these expensive weapons we still end up covered in bug bites!

Get Up Close And Personal With The Planet's Creepy Crawlies

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

lalermerah by Yudy Sauw on 500px Humans of New York, created by Brandon Stanton, seems to have inspired quite the portrait photography trend across...

This May Be The World's Largest Aquatic Insect, And It Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

If you have entomophobia (or if you’re even the teensiest bit squeamish when it comes to bugs), you might want to avert your eyes. A giant aquati...

Beat the Bite: The Best Bug Sprays

The Active Times | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

It's that time of the year. Those sweet summer months where we put away our chunky jackets and spend our days savoring the outdoors. But, anyone who h...

10 Terrifying Parasites That Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the stuff of nightmares are so small, you can't even see them. Yes, we are talking about terrifying, horrifying, disgusting, crazy, scar...

Delicious Creepy Crawly Snacks Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Our six-legged neighbors could solve the problems of growing poverty.

EXPLAINED: Why Bugs Sip Crocodile Tears

| Thomas Sumner | Posted 05.04.2014 | Science

Never smile at a crocodile—or sit on its face and drink its tears. Yet that’s exactly what ecologist Carlos de la Rosa spotted a butterfly and a b...

Deadly Bug's Genetic Code Finally Cracked

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsu...

Taking a Stroll With E.O. Wilson

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Illuminating the eternal through nature, and the humanity of an icon of science. To say that E.O. Wilson, arguably the greatest living biologist, is p...

Trapped 'Assassins' Give Rare Look At Prehistoric Life

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science

An extinct species of assassin fly that lived during the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered inside a translucent tomb of amber. A male and a fe...

Encourage Your Kids to Be Eco-Adventurers

Neale Godfrey | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Following a winter that was exceptionally harsh for much of the United States, spring has finally returned. Milder weather, longer days, and the re-emergence of flowers and creatures should remind us of the wonders of nature that are just outside our doors. Help your kids to appreciate and understand the eco-world around us.

Record Cold Digs Into Invasive Insect Population

Posted 03.09.2014 | Green

From AccuWeather's Mark Leberfinger: The brutally cold winter of 2013-14 has put a dent in the invasive insect population, but it won't be a total ...

Our Cocoon -- A Poem

Jacob Weber | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Jacob Weber

You're still sleeping. And I'm up, trying to work, to focus to not log on to you know what. I catch a moth in the dim hall search every inch of a cl...

VIDEO: Can Eating Bugs Save The World?

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Candied sesame crickets are not the first ingredient most people would add to a stir fry. But for entomophagist and author Daniella Martin, cooking wi...

Here's Why You Should Start Eating (More) Bugs

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste

Wait, just hear us out. Insects could be the next big thing in food.