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 Ridge told Hearst Connecticut Media Group.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fellow Republican conservatives rallied Tuesday behind a Kansas physician-legislator who's under investigation by the state medical board, advancing his measures to protect doctors pursuing potentially dangerous treatments for COVID-19 and to weaken childhood vaccination requirements.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor-lawmaker who has prescribed a parasitic worm treatment for COVID-19 symptoms acknowledged Wednesday that the state medical board has been investigating him since the summer of 2020.
ATLANTA (AP) — Guinea worm infections dropped to just over a dozen worldwide last year, getting closer to fulfilling former President Jimmy Carter's dream of completely eradicating the disease during his lifetime.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has embarked on a historic environmental justice investigation into an impoverished Alabama county's longstanding wastewater problems, which have left some residents with sewage in their yards.
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Wild swans found dead last winter along a lake that straddles the Indiana-Illinois border succumbed to infections caused by parasitic worms, Indiana wildlife officials said.
The mute swans were found dead along with Canada geese in late February and early March along Wolf Lake, which abuts both Hammond and Chicago's southeast side.
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — State officials have eliminated poisoning as the cause of death of some mute swans at a small suburban Detroit lake and put the blame on a disease caused by a parasite...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe.
The European Union's 27 nations gave the greenlight Tuesday to a proposal to put the Tenebrio molitor beetle's larvae on the market as a “novel food...
ROME (AP) — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European Union's food safety agency says worms are safe to eat...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot...
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Residente has some new collaborators on his upcoming album: scientists...
NEW YORK (AP) — How do you measure a chicken's happiness? Is it in the way it runs for food? How much time it spends preening...
Tomatoes are arguably America's number one backyard garden crop. But, they aren't without their share of problems, especially in the summertime, when pest issues can play a role in affecting fruit production and quality.
Your tomato plants were doing just fine. Then one day you notice that a couple of big tomato branches are missing almost all their leaves. What happened?
Look closely at those branches. You’ll probably find a huge camouflaged worm that has a horn-like tail.
Q: How should I treat for those little green worms that harm my geraniums? I've got lots of chewed spots on the leaves and it looks like perfect small holes have been drilled into the flower buds! I get them every year but this year seems worse than ever.
As we climbed Frosty Mountain, each step brought us farther from Georgias warm spring landscape of budding azalea trees and blooming daffodils. We rose on the trail following the lime green blazes, vertical lines painted on trunks to mark our way.
Q: I read a few years ago that someone wound up with tapeworms after eating raw fish, and now it has apparently happened again. What’s the deal?
A: Because we’re familiar with both incidents you’re referring to, we think it’s a good idea to start by letting any sensitive readers know that we’ll be discussing worms and intestines, with details that may be unsettling.
Q: I read a few years ago that someone wound up with tapeworms after eating raw fish, and now it has apparently happened again. What’s the deal? A: Because we’re familiar with both incidents you’re referring to, we think it’s a good idea to start by letting any sensitive readers know that we’ll be discussing worms and intestines, with details that may be unsettling.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little weight we have around, according to a first-of-its-kind global census of the footprint of life on the planet.
NEW YORK (AP) — An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies...
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Most people would probably prefer not to have a house full of roaches, rats, worms and beetles, but Anthony Ward isn't like most people...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas...
Q Why do worms come out on the pavement after it rains?
A Scientists don't know the exact reason why worms come out of the soil during rain showers, but UW-Madison professor Thea Whitman said there are a few theories.
Worms break down compost into biologically available nutrients that improve the health of the plants. Worm castings (i.e. worm poo) are one of the best organic nutrient supplements you can add to your soil, and it isn’t at all expensive.