Corn with a cover of grass

Read the full story from the American Society of Agronomy. The phrase “a double-edged sword” describes something that is beneficial in some ways but problematic in others. One example is removing maize stover (the husks, stems and leaves of corn plants) from fields. Maize stover is used to make cellulosic ethanol, a renewable biofuel. And …

Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bee’s Ability to Fly

Read the full story from the University of California San Diego. Biologists at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly, raising concerns about how pesticides affect their capacity to pollinate and the long-term …

Here are some of the national monuments being reviewed under Trump’s order

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times. President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday calling for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created by Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama. These monuments were set aside as public land under the 1906 Antiquities Act, which gives presidents the power to limit …