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L.A. at HomeUC Riverside scientists release 300 Pakistani wasps, Tamarixia radiata, in hopes that they feed on the Asian citrus psyllid currently threatening the state's citrus crops....
L.A. UnleashedALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â Ever since the first of their number arrived in New Mexico half a century ago as test subjects in the fledgling U.S. space program, nearly 200 government-owned chimpanzees were routinely injected with viruses and used to test......
A month after the discovery of Asian citrus psyllids in Santa Ana and Echo Park, state and county plant health authorities are scrambling to implement new regulations for citrus growers who sell at farmers markets in affected areas. The measures are...
Brand XOver the last three years, more than 50 billion honeybees have died, victims of the menacingly named "colony collapse disorder." This sad fact has been the center of much consternation (and, in some circles, out and out panic) as the fate of the bees is...
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a Columbia University economist and special advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.President Bush last week brazenly brushed aside British Prime Minister Tony Blair's call for a doubling of aid to Africa. Blair and other European leaders have taken on the task of fighting extreme poverty — and Bush watches from the sidelines. To...
In a room in a Seattle office building, behind what seems like enough safeguards to protect the occupants of a nuclear submarine, anopheles mosquitoes dine on Special K and the occasional malaria-infected mouse. Researcher Stefan Kappe of the Seattle...
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THE ROAD to Uganda's northeastern Kaberamaido District is not for timid drivers. Maps show it as paved, but it has no shoulders, no painted stripe dividing its two narrow lanes and, in some places, no asphalt. Overloaded trucks and crammed matatus —...
Tags: Malaria, Malawi, Social Issues, Family, Mangos
When the sun goes down in Africa, death stalks the children. It seldom comes from jungle cats or venomous snakes, but often from bugs smaller than a toddler's thumbnail. Every year, their deadly sting kills more people than at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more...
Special to The TimesIN NO INSTANCE is the California gardener more richly rewarded than with the autumn planting of wildflower seeds. Buy them now, sow them between Halloween and Christmas, and spring will be marked by a tumbling succession of grace notes. Moreover, as...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- The EPA has tentatively agreed to new restrictions that will allow a Southern California pesticide maker to keep a controversial insecticide on the market, the agency announced Tuesday. Newport Beach-based Amvac volunteered to cancel some...
Times Staff WriterTHE lake was glassy and dark, the sky black and filled with stars. I was perched on an Adirondack chair at the end of a dock and felt suspended in the universe. The only sound was the soft lapping of small waves against the shoreline; the only scent was a...
Special to The TimesJennifer Root was told by a termite inspector some time ago that her 1923 Craftsman home in Eagle Rock was infested with the wood-gnawing pests. The inspector recommended fumigationcovering the house with a tent and pumping in poisonous gasto eliminate...
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