Tag: Environment

US Lists First Bumble Bee Species as Endangered

Rusty patched bumble bee population plunged nearly 90% since the late 1990s The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized but vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species, becoming the first wild bee in the continental United States to gain such federal protection. One of several

Sod it: Californians turn back to grass lawns as drought shaming ebbs

The states punishing drought saw neighbors scorned and water-guzzling lawns ripped up. But turf-industry insiders say grass is making a comeback Yumi Wong adores the latest addition to her southern California home: a lush, emerald lawn. It just looks much nicer with all the green. It feels clean and peaceful, she said on Tuesday, padding