When the climate changes, so do all the things that rely on the climate, including people, plants, and pathogens. A European study recently took a broad look at what kind of microorganisms are most likely to be affected as climate change heats, cools, dries, and wets the world around us.
As headlines focus on melting glaciers and rising water levels caused by global warming, climate change is quietly taking its toll on the nearly invisible occupants of this planet, the microbes.
The future of forests looks dreary in the face of a warming climate, but scientists are exploring the relationship between soil microbes and the ability of trees to move to higher altitudes, a key component of their survival.
A recent study underscores a connection between climate change and infectious disease, raising concerns about our quickly warming planet.
That soil under your feet is not just dirt. It is teeming with life that may not change as fast as we would like when challenged by global warming.
Just like your gastrointestinal tract, and the soil we walk on — a dust storm has a collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses all its own called a "dust microbiome."
Using mathematical modeling, researchers suggest weather and warming created the "perfect storm" that drove the Zika outbreak in 2016.
In honor of Earth Day tomorrow (woo!), visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia has released a new augmented reality app that lets you experience climate change from wherever you're standing.
Rising on the world stage, dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes — and apparently air travel too.
When it comes to global warming, most of us think of carbon dioxide emissions. While carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide emissions have stayed constant for the last three years. On the other hand, methane, the second most important gas, has been steadily rising since 2007.
On 4Runners equipped with the automatic climate control system, the left and right hand knobs control the temperature settings for the driver's side and passenger's side. To use it, switch on auto mode by pressing the ‘auto’ switch on the left hand knob so the amber light is illuminated. Then press ‘dual’ on the right hand knob so its amber light is illuminated. Rotate the left hand and right hand knobs to set your temperatures. The system will maintain those temperatures. If you want the who...
Cow manure contains methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Farmers who collect and burn methane keep it out of the atmosphere while generating clean electricity.
This video helps those of you who live in colder climates take care of your garden during the fall, specifically October.
Here's the inevitable food hierarchy you must know if you're a cooking looking to make the most delicious, succulent meals possible: When it comes to cooking with vetables, fresh veggies from the supermarket beats canned, and in season produce beats just about everything else.
Mailboxes don't have to look all lonesome, with only the curb to cheer them up. If you have one of those street boxes on a post instead of a house box, the best thing to do to make a happy mailbox is to give it some company. To improve your home's curbside appeal, take your landscaping efforts to the curb and enhance the area around the mailbox. It's a great way to accentuate your landscape.
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect.
So you want to start a home garden in your backyard? Make sure you pick the best plants and flowers for your garden by considering climate, soil composition and growing seasons for what you want to cultivate. Know the difference between annuals and perennials, and master home gardening techniques so your garden can thrive beautifully!
In this video, we learn how to change the temperature settings in a 2010 Prius. All the climate controls are on the center console. The steering wheel can also help you change the temperature control. Press the green switch first then you will be able to set the temperature that you want the car to be. The system will then maintain that temperature. If you want to use the fan, select the fan and then select the speed you want it to be at. There is also a front and rear defroster you can press...
This video makes suggestions in how to choose colorful flowers and shrubs in your garden. Bowle’s Mauve is a purple flowering plant that will grow and bloom until fall. It will become bushy. Another colorful choice is the Rock Rose, a pinkish flower. The Blue Salvia has blue flowers. A Bank’s Rose, only bloom for a short time. It has yellow or white flowers. Aphids tend to attack it, but it is hearty.
This is a tutorial for controlling the Pine tip moth. Identifying and controlling the pine tip moth consists of studying the small plants of pine. The attacks on pine trees is caused by Nantucket pine tree moth found along the Rio Grande Valley as far north as Espanola, it has spread to South Arizona and California by importing grafts from Mexico. The moths are 3/8 inch long reddish brown to grey in color. They attack the main stem of the baby plant and the pines instead of growing vertical g...
If you live in a cold climate, a snowblower can really be a lifesaver during the winter months. But a snowblower is actually a pretty powerful piece of equipment, and using them incorrectly can be very dangerous. In this video tutorial, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows you how to safely use a Craftsman snowblower.
Turn a patch of dirt into a gorgeous green lawn by planting the seeds correctly. Learn how to plant grass seed with this how to video.
In order to grow Rhododendrens in a greenhouse, you will need the following: climate control, timers, misters, and thermostats.
Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine.
Blowing dust and fungal spores are creating a public health problem that could be just a slice of what's to come with climate change.
A 6,000-year-old forest inhabitant awakens to find life in the forest around it in crisis. Plants, trees, animals, and birds are moving north to escape increasingly heated air, even as mass extinctions take place around the world. The inhabitant stirs and remembers it has lived this before and knows what to do.
Pawpaws are a little-known American fruit. With their unusual texture and tropical flavor, pawpaws make a great addition to a lot of recipes. They're easy to grow at home, too, in almost any climate! Here is everything you need to know about growing pawpaws, plus a recipe for a delicious and healthy smoothie!
High humidity and glaring heat make summer a difficult time for girls who wear makeup. Heck, if you live in a warm climate it's probably expected that by the time you're done with all your makeup half of it has already melted off.
If you mountain bike, and are lucky enough to live somewhere that has enough water to support civilization without major civil engineering, then your brake pads are probably going to wear out a lot faster than your dry-climate comrades. Fortunately for you, this video features instructions for how to replace the pads of a Hayes caliper brake for a mountain bike.
In this video, Todd McClure will teach you how to maintain and keep up your indoor shuffleboard table. In the video, learn how to use silicone, wax and how to adjust the climate adjusters on a shuffleboard table.
This instructional wood turning video demonstrates how to dry a green piece of wood and avoid cracking. Date the piece and mop a green wood sealer inside the bowl. Set it aside for 90-120 days in a dry climate. This is a necessary step when preparing wood to make a carved wooden bowl.
Learn how to choose an indoor plant. You don’t need a green thumb to have houseplants that flourish; you just need to know which ones will thrive in your home.
In this tutorial, we learn how to design, plan & install a water-wise landscape w/Lowe's. Traditional landscape can require a lot of time but there are a lot of ways to make it more simple. A water wise landscape is easy to do and will look great. This simply means using your landscape simply to achieve great results. First, you need to plan and design and call utility companies to see what areas to avoid electrical and gas lines. Draw out a plan of your property and then draw how you want yo...
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a greenhouse to grow flowers or vegetables. A greenhouse means the growing season doesn't have to end. You should plan the greenhouse out on paper before you begin, and allow space for walkways, location, and more. Make sure you can afford one and know that it will cost more for you to keep the climate in this preferable to grow plants. You can put a number of different glasses on the greenhouse, so pick which one you can afford and prefer the most. Pla...
Backpacking sounds like the most basic way to travel but it is actually quite a large undertaking. In this tutorial, learn all you need to know to plan for a backpacking trip, no matter where you're traveling to. This will help you stay safe and prepared for anything. Of course, before arranging backpacking gear for a trip, it's important to make a plan of the trip in order to determine which items are necessary. Learn about bringing backpacking gear that fits the climate and conditions of a ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to grow pineapple almost anywhere. First, buy a pineapple and cut the top off of it. Let the top of this dry out for around a week. Now, pull off all the dried up dead stuff from the bottom of the pineapple head. You will now need a large pot with soil and you will dig a hole in it. In that hole, place your pineapple head inside of it and place dirt around it, but not covering the leaves of the top of the pineapple. Now, water your pineapple and let it grow. Alt...
This video shows tips on how to use insects to benefit your garden. This will teach you ways to reduce the insect load in gardens without the use of chemicals. Rose aphids can be controlled with lady beetles, for example. Although these techniques have been used for agricultural use, they will work in your home garden. Asian Lady Beetle, tend to stay put. They won’t migrate. They will attack Pecan Aphids. Trichograma, a wasp that is effective against larvae and eggs.
Fruit flies are an incredible nuisance, as anyone in any warm climate knows all too well. In this video, with Chef Keith Snow of HarvestEating.com, we learn a simple but effective countermeasure against these aggravating little pests. Most successful, he says, is the use of vinegar.
Just because fixed rate mortgage rates have dropped to historic lows doesn't mean that you should automatically refinance. With the economic climate you might not be able to refinance because many banks have tightened the rules for refinancing. As for who is eligible, you will need a 700-720 on your credit score to get the best rates. To refinance at all you need at least a 600. Generally it is worthwhile to refinance if you can save at least a half point off of your current rate. But you do ...