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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Signage war will just sow more confusion about gas taxes If the courts side with the Illinois legislature, by the end of next week signs could be popping up at gas stations all over the state. They will explain...

Researchers hope fireflies will aid robot communication

Jun. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate could help with developing robot communication. The fireflies "need to solve complex...

Researchers warn of threats to Bethany Beach Firefly

Jun. 18, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — The twinkles of light that meander about on locations like Bethany Beach could be snuffed out permanently, state and federal researchers warn, if the rare firefly is not further protected. The diminutive but bright Bethany Beach Firefly measures only 9.0...

Ravenous worm species disrupting Conn.'s forest ecosystem

Jun. 12, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A ravenous species of earthworm has arrived in Connecticut with the potential to cause all sorts of damage to forests and wildlife. The so-called “jumping worms” can destabilize the soil and make it harder for some plants to grow, state scientist Gale...

Miller moths migrating into Colorado's Front Range cities

Jun. 04, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Millions of moths have begun migrating into Colorado Front Range cities, a climate-driven seasonal surge that bug scientists say will reach an exceptional intensity this year, from now until around early July when moths fly up to the mountains. They play a key...

Montana State researchers documenting state's bee population

May. 07, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Just off south 19th Avenue near Montana State University is an unassuming building that houses seven rooms filled with the Montana Entomology Collection, some specimens dating back over 100 years. Within those rooms is an ongoing project to document the species of bees...

Climate change, big agriculture combine to threaten insects

Apr. 20, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse, a new study finds. While insects may bug people at times, they also are key in pollinating plants to feed people, making soil more...

President named for newly formed Vermont State University

Apr. 18, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A president has been named for the newly established Vermont State University, which consolidates three state institutions, the Vermont State College System board announced Monday. Parwinder Grewal most recently served in leadership roles at the University...

New apiary creating buzz at Mississippi State University

Apr. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem with beekeeping being a hobby or full-time career for some Mississippians. To bring awareness to the insects' importance and offer beekeeping classes and workshops, Mississippi State University constructed a...