Why is beeswax so important, and where did the phrase ‘bees knees’ come from anyway? Do bees even have knees? Let’s start with beeswax. Most of it is produced by young worker bees aged 14-21 days because, as a bee gets older, her wax glands shrink. Older worker bees may help to produce wax ifContinue reading “Beeswax Really is the Bees’ Knees”
By Mohini Shanker So what exactly connects the words “sunflower”, “guerrilla”, and “gardening” to make one special day of collective action? Guerrilla gardening is the reclamation practice of planting in neglected public spaces that are not authorized for gardening. Guerrilla gardeners plant flowers and vegetables and maintain the plants in these designated areas, continuing aContinue reading “International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day”
Before the 1970s, the United States did not have any stringent environmental regulations in place. Because of this disparity, Senator Gaylord Nelson established Earth Day (April 22nd) to shed light on the importance of taking action to protect our planet. Millions of Americans participated in demonstrations to show support. Today, Earth Day Network (EDN) coordinatesContinue reading “Earth Week At A Glance”
You know not to litter, you know to not dump dangerous chemicals, but did you know that you might be unintentionally contributing nutrient pollutants to waterways? Because most land in urban areas is covered in impermeable surfaces like concrete, asphalt, and compacted dirt, rain water can’t soak into the ground. Instead, rain enters storm drainsContinue reading “The Invisible Pollution of Urban Waterways”
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