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The Overlooked Space Between Street and Sidewalk:How a Smart Urban Garden Design Can Create Community for People and Insects
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Does One Yard Make a Difference? —By Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D.
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“What if each American landowner made it a goal to convert half of his or her lawn to productive native plant communities?
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Kelly Cartwright, Ph.D., is a biology professor at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois where she teaches environmental biology, general biology, botany, and introduction to sustainability.
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“My little slice of heaven in the city provides big habitat for wildlife. A small, modest bungalow on a narrow, 40-foot wide lot in Minneapolis, not far from the only gorge along the mighty Mississippi.
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Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and “sky blue waters.” But many of Minnesota’s lakes are struggling. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 40 percent of Minnesota lakes and streams are impaired for conventional pollutants. And, 50 of these are listed as impaired due to excess chloride from road salt. While lakeshore property...
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You love your pooch but its poo is an environmental pollutant—so much so that the EPA has put it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease and toxic chemicals.
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You may not be aware of the vast role citizen volunteers—people just like you—play in scientific research collaborations.
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