Archivos de diario de diciembre 2017

02 de diciembre de 2017

The shot hole borer beetle could kill 38% of all trees in the L.A. region.

Pick a tree at random anywhere in Southern California and examine it closely. Chances are good that you will find small wet stains on its trunk. Those wet stains are most likely signs of a fatal tree disease that is spreading throughout the region at an alarming rate, and which has the potential to significantly change the way Southern California looks.

The disease is called Fusarium dieback, and it is transmitted by one type of fungus-farming beetle: the invasive shot hole borer.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-eskalen-lynch-beetle-killing-southern-california-trees-20171130-story.html

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05 de diciembre de 2017

The German Amateurs Who Discovered ‘Insect Armageddon’.

Lost in the flurry was the source of the news — the obscure, volunteer-run Entomological Society Krefeld, tucked away in western Germany near the Dutch border.

That a group composed not just of biology Ph.D.s but also chemists, electrical engineers, a schoolteacher and a physicist, among others, would be the ones to do such groundbreaking research did not surprise Dave Goulson, a bee expert at the University of Sussex, and co-author of a scientific article based on the group’s research and published this fall.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/world/europe/krefeld-germany-insect-armageddon.html

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15 de diciembre de 2017

A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off.

Scientists have identified 2 million species of living things. No one knows how many more are out there, and tens of thousands may be vanishing before we have even had a chance to encounter them.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/14/a-different-dimension-of-loss-great-insect-die-off-sixth-extinction

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23 de diciembre de 2017

First Day Hikes 2018.

California State Parks invites the public to start 2018 in a healthy way by connecting to nature, and what better way to do so than participating in the fifth annual First Day Hikes.
This year, close to 50 state parks are scheduled to host more than 80 hikes and outings on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27631

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29 de diciembre de 2017

Entamophagy is the human use of insects as food.

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Lindsay Baldwin is not a chef. She isn't an expert on nutrition. She' is just a young woman who wanted to find a suitable protein source to her diet. She heard about entamophagy, the human consumption of insects and did some research. And now she makes these tasty little bugs part of her diet.

http://www.wcsh6.com/mb/news/local/207/entamophagy-is-the-human-use-of-insects-as-food/500419523

https://www.edibleinsects.com

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