Plants to bring you a glorious fragrance all year round | Gardening tips

Shundred is arguably our most instinctive of our senses, with the power to instantly bring us back to childhood and transform our mood with a single fleeting puff. Perhaps this is why it is difficult to measure and is the least scientifically studied of the senses, especially when it comes …

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Mexico City cleans up ‘floating gardens’ dating from the Aztec era

The people of Mexico are working to clean up one of the city’s most popular historic sites, the “Floating Gardens” of Xochimilco, one of the few remaining canals dating back to Aztec times. The UNESCO World Heritage Site still retains much of its pre-Hispanic styles, but is under pressure from …

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Florida submerged by red tide – but is spill from fertilizer factory making it worse? | Florida

Stacks of dead fish, dolphins, turtles and manatees are rotting on the shores of coastal Florida in a soup of reddish-brown seawater after a devastating “red tide” algal bloom struck marine life in the area. St. Petersburg, Florida city council called for a state of emergency last week, saying crews …

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tapestry: bring the bohemian vibe with these simple tips

Bohemian interior design is one of the trendiest interior decorations around. It’s minimalist and super eclectic and it’s one of those setups where there isn’t a lot of stuff around, just small rooms and centerpieces. Bohemian decor is all about texture and patterns. For those who have always wanted a …

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Garden plots | News | thechronicleonline.com

Metro Creative Connection Questions about food preservation? OSU Extension Service Has Answers Are you planning to save food from your garden or bought from the farm this summer? If so, call or visit the OSU Extension Service office before starting canning, freezing, or drying. Costly and potentially dangerous mistakes can …

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Identify invasive plants before it’s too late

Just like the callused pear, Japanese stilts, and Japanese straw flower can spread rapidly and have severe ecological effects on natural forests and riparian areas. Here’s how to identify these invasive herbaceous plants and their effects on our native flora. Japanese stilts are warm-season annual grasses that grow rapidly during …

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Cody Grabhorn is the new leader

Melody Burri | Independent of daily messaging CANANDAIGUA – After only a month and a half of work, the new CEO of the Ontario County Historical Society already feels at home. Cody Grabhorn took the helm on June 1, in time to celebrate the Historical Society’s third annual Garden Tour …

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The nitrogen production process of the bacteria Anammox finally discovered

Credit: Pixabay / CC0 public domain After years of research, the molecular structure of the enzyme responsible for much of the global production of nitrate and nitrogen by bacteria has finally been discovered. The anammox bacteria and other bacteria use this enzyme to convert toxic nitrite into nitrate. Now that …

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Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, SEM image. Credit: Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu Ramasamy / CC BY-SA 3.0 About 70-80% of crop losses due to microbial diseases are caused by fungi. Fungicides are key weapons in the arsenal of agriculture, but they present environmental risks. Over time, fungi also develop resistance to fungicides, …

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