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Allergy Shots Could Help Take The Sting Out Of Bee And Wasp Attacks

A deadly type of allergic reaction is on the rise and more than a million Americans may be at risk.

08/09/2013

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State Recruits ‘Citizen Scientists’ To Collect Bugs From Stream Beds

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has recruited citizen scientists to collect bugs and other invertebrates from stream bottoms, as part of a project to assess water quality in the Genesee, Delaware, Hudson, and Mohawk River watersheds.

07/14/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

17-Year Cicadas Set To Arrive By The End Of The Month

New Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again.

05/05/2013

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‘Bug Chef’ Cooks Up Insect-Based Thanksgiving Dishes In Times Square

If you’re looking for some extra protein this Thanksgiving in addition to the traditional turkey, man known as the Bug Chef has some ideas for you.

11/17/2012

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Parks Department, Residents Working Together To Save Trees On Staten Island

Trees lining Richmond Avenue on Staten island have been getting extra attention from residents, but for all of the wrong reasons.

08/13/2012

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Mild Winter, Steamy Summer Leads To Big Boom In Black Widow Population

They are not that common in the Tri-State Area, DuBois reported, but homeowners should still be on the lookout.

07/26/2012

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Best Options for Keeping Your New York Home Free of Bugs

Take a stand and protect your home from bugs with these tips.

05/23/2012