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Reports Of Grocery Bag Bacteria May Be Overblown | NPR

Reports Of Grocery Bag Bacteria May Be Overblown | NPR | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A few germs may be in your reusable grocery bags, but don't throw them out. Just wash them.
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For a Greener Yard, Lose the Lawn | NPR

Across the Southwest, cities are banning water-thirsty front lawns. Cado Daily of the University of Arizona's Water Wise Program views that as an opportunity to plant a "rainscape" — a yard with drought-friendly native plants that she says can look as lush as a lawn, and lure wildlife back, too.

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Homeless Seek Shelter, Crops Suffer Amid Southwest Cold Snap | NPR

Homeless Seek Shelter, Crops Suffer Amid Southwest Cold Snap  | NPR | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
With consecutive days of subfreezing temperatures, homeless shelters say they're short on supplies and their budgets are stretched.
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Insect experts issue 'urgent' warning on using biotech seeds | NPR (Seattle)

For America's agricultural biotech companies, the corn rootworm is threatening to turn into their worst nightmare. Last year, we reported that a major
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Once Resilient, Trees In The West Now More Vulnerable To Fires | NPR

Once Resilient, Trees In The West Now More Vulnerable To Fires | NPR | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Many forests in the American West have evolved with fire, and actually benefit from the occasional wildfire. But researchers are finding that trees that once would survive and thrive with small fires are now losing their ability to do so.
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