Archive for May, 2011

Something in the water?

Something in the water?

Oil companies are not saying what chemicals are used in ‘fracking.’ An Assembly bill would change that.   Actor and director Mark Ruffalo, center, speaks at the Hydraulic Fracturing prevention press conference urging the protection of the drinking water at Foley Square on in New York City.         (D Dipasupil / Getty Images / April 25, […]

Hug a bee today!

Hug a bee today!

Bees partly loaded with pollen return to their hive. (Frank Rumpenhorst, AFP/Getty Images / May 6, 2011)   The buzzing swarms may seem scary, but we humans—and our vegetables and flowers—couldn’t get along without them By Sandy Banks   I’ve grown accustomed to the bugs that flit around my desk at home while I write. […]