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15 simple ways to participate in California Invasive Species Action Week, Aug. 2 - 10

Yellow Flag Iris, Iris Pseudocaris, is a fast-growing and spreading invasive plant found in wetlands, streams and riverbanks. It is known to outcompete native plants and reduces habitats for waterfowl and fish. Photo credit: Joe DiTomaso

Help the California Department of Fish and Wildlife celebrate their first annual California Invasive Species Action Week, Aug. 2 – 10, and protect California's diverse landscapes. Hundreds of invasive plants and animals have already established themselves in California's landscapes and...

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Weekly food dispatch

Editor's note: Today we launch a “Weekly food dispatch” in the UC Food Blog. It will appear every Friday. The dispatch is a compilation of news from the World Wide Web relevant to the UC Global Food Initiative. To suggest stories for next week, email...

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Please Don't Eat the Pollinators!

A praying mantis eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If I were in charge of a praying mantis' daily diet, I would enforce one stringent rule: "Please don't eat the pollinators! Do not, I repeat, target the bees or butterflies. Leave them alone!" The mundane menu would include flies, gnats, stink bugs, aphids, mosquitoes, yellowjackets, grasshoppers,...

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:01 PM

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