Study Warns Of High Numbers Of Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks Along Bay Area CoastsScientists are warning the public about the potential dangers from disease-carrying ticks after a recent study found high numbers of the pesky insects in coastal areas where they were once believed to be uncommon.
27 Percent Decline In Earth's Land Insect Population Over 30 Years Called 'Jaw-Dropping'The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects -- from bees and other pollinators crucial to the world’s food supply to butterflies that beautify places -- in the past 30 years, according to a study in published in the journal Science.
SaveNature.org Hosts 'Bowl the Planet'SaveNature.org CEO and founder Norm Gershenz talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Bowl the Planet, a fundraiser that combines bowling, bugs and the environment.
Discover Cool Bugs Coming To Insect Palooza With Norman Gerschenz Of SaveNature.OrgNorman Gerschenz, CEO and co-founder of SaveNature.org and Director of the Insect Discovery Lab brings some really cool bugs to the set for Michelle Griego to see - and even hold
Monster Bay Area Rainstorms Cause Ant InvasionWe haven't seen a rainy season like this one in years, and it is creating an old problem: ants.
Count Finds 86 Percent Decline in Monarch Butterflies on California CoastResearchers with an environmental group have labeled as "disturbingly low" the number of western monarch butterflies that migrate along the California coast.
Researchers Discover Monstrous Stinger On Wasp In The AmazonResearchers from the University of Turku in Finland were surprised by the super-sized stinger found on Clistopyga crassicaudata.
Cockroach Milk? Experts Call Insect Dairy The Next SuperfoodScientists found that the Pacific Beetle cockroach of Hawaii possesses nutrient-filled milk crystals.
Study: Luxury Homes Have More Bugs, Greater Bug DiversityThe bigger the house and pricier the neighborhood, the more bugs and kinds of bugs are likely to live there.
Insect Protein Bars On The Rise With Psychology-Based MarketingInsect protein could be a cutting edge source of nutrition. But if the insect protein movement wants to win hearts and minds, it has to start with taste buds.
Is That A Termite Colony Forming On The Wall, Or Just Flying Ants Buzzing The East Bay?Ants are bad enough when crawling army-style across your kitchen countertops, but when they go airborne, it's an all out aerial assault on your goals for an insect-free household. And when they're mistaken for termites, it can be momentarily heart-stopping, as the two insects looking incredibly similar at first glance.
Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying CyborgResearchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.
San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility; Pigeons And Insects CitedThe owners of a San Francisco tofu company agreed in a consent decree filed in federal court Tuesday to cease operations until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determines the company is selling clean and sanitary food.
Ants Invade Bay Area Homes; A Side-Effect Of California’s Drought If you think you've seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.
Bay Area Startup Chirping Over Its Cricket Flour; High-Protein Insect Foods May Be On Cusp Of Wider AcceptanceA Bay Area startup company is hoping to get people hooked on high-protein foods made out of crickets.