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The Midwest Is About to Get Some Noisy Neighbors: Brood of Cicadas Emerges After 17 Years Underground

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Starved for Fire, Wisconsin’s Pine Barrens Disappear

A century spent treating wildfires as emergencies to be stamped out may have cost Central Wisconsin a natural setting that was common and thriving before the state was settled.

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First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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New Tool to Save Salmon: Isotope Tracking

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Salmon carry a strontium chemical signature in their “ear bones” that lets scientists identify specific streams where the fish hatched and lived before they were caught at sea. The new tool may help pinpoint critical habitats for fish threatened by climate change, industrial development and overfishing.

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Trending Stories Report for 15 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: social media trends, lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, lasers, Hubble, neurology, and the seafood industry.

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Tiny Wasp Controls Nuisance Whitefly

The Rugose spiraling whitefly leaves a sticky white mess on everything from cars to homes and golf courses and trees. But a wasp the size of a pin head can control it, say UF/IFAS scientists.

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American Chestnut Trees Make a Return in NY State

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Scores of young transgenic American chestnut trees developed at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will take root this spring across New York state, representing one more step in the restoration of a once-dominant species that has virtually vanished from the landscape.

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Researchers Find a “Silver Bullet” to Kill a Fungus That Affects More Than 400 Plants and Trees

Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its tracks.