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Brian Bahder shows off cases of captured plant-hopper insects. AP
Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps within months with no chance for recovery once they become ill.
Lethal bronzing is caused by a bacteria spread by a rice-sized insect. It has gone from a small infestation on Florida's Gulf Coast to a statewide problem in a decade.
Lethal bronzing is caused by a bacteria spread by a rice-sized insect. AP
University of Florida assistant professor Brian Bahder says thousands of palm trees have died and the pace of infection is increasing.
It's adding to an arboreal nightmare in a state that is already fighting two diseases that have devastated its citrus trees.
Florida palm nurseries are taking a financial hit as they scrap infected trees.
The planned Ilisu dam reservoir would completely or partially flood 199 villages and the ancient town of Hasankeyf, which are home to up to 78,000 people. Additionally up to 3,000 nomadic families would suffer directly. "
Hypothyroidism develops when the thyroid doesn’t make enough hormones. As a result, your metabolism slows down. As thyroid activity slows, the level of T4 in your body decreases, and the level of TSH increases to encourage the thyroid gland to raise T4 production.
Cabbage is part of most of the world's cooking history. Perhaps most famously, it was one of the only sources of sustenance in famine-ravaged Ireland in the mid-19th century.
According to the World Resources Institute, an estimated $750 billion worth of food is lost or wasted globally each year throughout the supply chain. That waste contributes massively to emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.