The conference called upon the government to use paddy procured from farmers to improve the quality of noon meal served to students. It also demanded that the authorities scientifically modify water conservation methods in Kole fields. The government should take over quarries and crusher units to check exploitation of natural resources, the Parishad said. … [Read more...] about KSSP opposes waste-to-energy plant project
Small bugs in plant soil
They have become so popular in Korea and China that they are sold in huge emporiums, some the size of several basketball fields. In Korea, raising succulents is considered an “addiction” popular among housewives, students and others with small living spaces. Korean articles refer to the trend as “succulent fever” and quote wives telling husbands who complain about oversized collections not to worry because “I will take all of my succulent plants with me when I leave you”. … [Read more...] about Stolen succulents: California hipster plants at center of smuggling crisis
“Officer noticed several drones (5 or 6) flying over the site. The drones are circling the 3 unit site inside and outside the Protected Area,” an official report noted of one such event, which was followed by a similar incident the night after. However, the armed guards were unable to stop either drone flight, which reportedly lasted for some 80 minutes. … [Read more...] about Federal Docs Detail Dozens of Drone Sightings at Several US Nuclear Power Plants
In April, Takada unveiled designs for Sky Trees, a 43-story tower in Downtown Los Angeles that wraps a 160-room hotel and 528-unit apartment building in a green wall inspired by California's iconic redwood trees. … [Read more...] about ‘Vertical garden’ 30-story high-rise set for Australian city is covered in more than 20,000 trees and plants
“The main loss was in my hip and my buttock so there wasn’t going to be enough structure left to support it. They wheeled me away to amputate but then, by some miracle, they didn’t have to.” … [Read more...] about Mum’s hip and bottom devoured by flesh-eating bug after she pricked herself on rosebush
Wang et al. found that when one hangingfly species extended its wings, one of these bugs, Juracimbrophlebia ginkgofolia, would look just like the multilobed leaf from a ginkgo tree that lived at the same time, Yimaia capituliformis. They report that these trees and others with similar leaves comprised 12.4 percent of the total number of plant species in the area, so they would provide great camouflage for the hangingflies. … [Read more...] about It’s a bug! It’s a leaf! It’s a fossil!