| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:12 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Indian authorities on Wednesday were trying to determine how food served as part of a free school lunch program got tainted with insecticide, leading to the deaths of at least 22 children and the hospitalization of more than...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:29 AM
At least 22 children are dead after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with an insecticide at a school in a small village in Bihar, India. More than 30 children remain hospitalized, most in serious condition.
On Tuesday, the children, ages 5 to...
| May 3, 2013
Master Gardener Barb sent a good article about a new pest: Last summer for the first time I noticed leafminer tunnels in the leaves of some of my daylily cultivars. I was familiar with the unsightly mines left by insects......
| May 31, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Just in time for cookout season, some unsettling news arrives for guacamole and salsa lovers: Federal testing turned up a wide array of unapproved pesticides on the herb cilantro — to an extent that surprises and concerns government scientists....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:16 PM
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - All across the Ozarks tree owners are noticing what's often called an icky invasion. The presence of eastern tent caterpillars is also a sign of spring. Eastern tent caterpillars are creating large white nests or tents in many trees....
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Did you hear that? It's a door busting open in Washington, unblocking a huge backlog of airline issues that will directly affect America's millions of air travelers.
For the first time since 2007, after 23 extensions, Congress has finally passed a long-...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:31 AM
As if you needed another reason to dislike stink bugs: they are ruining Virginia’s apples.
The odorous insects caused $37 million in damage to the 11 varieties grown in the Old Dominion, according to the state Office of the Secretary of Agriculture...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 5:03 PM
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Injecting a bacteria into mosquitoes can block them from transmitting the dengue virus and help control the spread of a disease that kills 20,000 annually in more than 100 countries, scientists said.
In two papers published in the...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:35 AM
Apple lovers can breath a little easier because the federal government allocated $5.7 million to fight brown-marmorated stink bugs in Virginia and six other states.
The pest, which Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., calls “the bug from hell,”...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Your next smartphone screen or TV display might be brighter, the synthetic oil in your car might perform better and computer chips might be more durable — all thanks to minuscule particles that are starting to be manufactured in Baltimore....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...