Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANR News Blog

  • South American palm weevil stars in a Hollywood horror film

    Added June 20, 2017
    South American palm weevil adult. (Photo: Center for Invasive Species Research)

    One of Los Angeles' quintessential icons - palm trees - are being threatened by an invasive pest from overseas - the South American palm weevil. KQED Science produced a clever overview on the life and times of this devastating pest, punctuating...

  • Great Plains' wildfires have tripled since 1985

    Added June 19, 2017
    The Great Plains in Nebraska, where wildfire is striking more frequently. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    Wildfires used to be rare in the Great Plains, but that is no longer the case. A new study shows the average number of large fires grew from about 33 per year in 1985 to 117 per year in 2014, reported Chris Mooney in the Washington Post. The...

  • Salmonella infections resulting from backyard chickens

    Added June 5, 2017
    As of May 25, 2017, the CDC reports 21 people in California have been infected by Salmonella via backyard chickens.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a surge in human Salmonella infections linked to contact with live backyard poultry, reported Macy Jenkins on CBS Sacramento News. The story included interviews with several chicken...

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