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Ants Could Help Warming Cry Uncle

Yahoo - July 22, 2014 - 00:51
At test sites, the exposure of rock by ants accelerated the absorption of atmospheric CO2 by the rock by as much as 335 times compared with ant-free areas. David Biello reports   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Malaysia Airlines offers refunds to travellers wishing to postpone or cancel flights

Yahoo - July 20, 2014 - 03:32
Malaysia Airlines has offered to waive fees for any passengers wanting to make changes to their flight itineraries with the carrier in the wake of the tragic MH17 disaster.
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Old man in Foshan finds life savings devoured by termites - Shanghaiist

Google - July 17, 2014 - 21:42

Old man in Foshan finds life savings devoured by termites
Shanghaiist
The man, surnamed Cheng, had been earning a living by fish-farming in the Sanshui district of Guangdong's Foshan city. After years of hard work, he'd saved 80 thousands RMB. Wary of putting his money in the bank, he chose to hide eight bundles of one ...

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Are ants the answer to carbon dioxide sequestration?

Yahoo - July 17, 2014 - 14:32
A 25-year-long study provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground. This study reveals that ants are one of the most powerful biological agents of mineral decay yet observed. It may be that an understanding of the geobiology of ant-mineral interactions might offer a line of research on how to ...
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Eco Building Products Establishes Defensive Builder Certification Program

Yahoo - July 16, 2014 - 23:00
VISTA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (ECOB), the manufacturer of Eco Red Shield™ treated wood products that uniquely protects against termites, rot, fire and mold, today announced the establishment of the Company's proprietary defensive builder certification programs to educate key constituents within the home builder industry on the importance and feasibility ...
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Futura taps technology for disaster-proof homes

Yahoo - July 15, 2014 - 05:00
The spate of natural disasters has prompted Filinvest Land, Inc. to adopt a home-building technology that could withstand typhoons and even promote energy efficiency in every home. Filinvest utilized this new innovation for its affordable brand — Futura Homes — by using the Buhos Tibay cast-in-place technology, which makes the house walls stronger and resistant to typhoons and termites. It uses ...
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Forts and castles in Oman shut down to fight termites - Times of Oman

Google - July 14, 2014 - 14:33

Times of Oman

Forts and castles in Oman shut down to fight termites
Times of Oman
Muscat: All 18 forts and castles of the country will be closed for a day for an anti-termite treatment drive which began yesterday, according to an announcement made by the ministry of tourism. The ministry has urged people to avoid visiting these ...

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New deal to control termites - Fiji Times

Google - July 14, 2014 - 07:15

New deal to control termites
Fiji Times
A NEW memorandum of understanding between the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji and the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji will help control the movement of termite-infested materials to non-infected areas. BAF executive chairman Xavier Riyaz Khan said ...

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Recognizing termite and related damage important for homeowners

Yahoo - July 11, 2014 - 10:52
Thursday, July 10 th , 2014 Issue 28, Volume 18. FALLBROOK – Home ownership can be an unending series of adventures, especially for those who enjoy embarking on home improvement projects.
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Recognizing termite and related damage important for homeowners - Village News Network

Google - July 11, 2014 - 10:49

Recognizing termite and related damage important for homeowners
Village News Network
Discovering that termites are taking up residence in one's home can be disconcerting, but termites are a very common occurrence. Understanding termites and recognizing the signs of termite damage early on can help homeowners reduce the havoc that ...

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Monthly Archives: July 2014 - Cetennial Citizen

Google - July 10, 2014 - 07:58

Monthly Archives: July 2014
Cetennial Citizen
Basically termites are found in every state in the US except Alaska. Since they love warm regions, termites occur more naturally in the South, Southeast, Southwest and West. Out of the 50 termite species found in the US, about 20 species thrive in ...

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Termites suspected in Yanderra Public School trees - The Daily Telegraph

Google - July 9, 2014 - 17:07

Termites suspected in Yanderra Public School trees
The Daily Telegraph
A large established gum tree has fallen over in the playground of Yanderra Public School recently. The tree was adjacent to a playground area where kids would frequently play. Yanderra resident Kellie Barden lives opposite the school on Harley St and ...

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America's new war: Patriots vs. termites - Canada Free Press

Google - July 8, 2014 - 21:07

America's new war: Patriots vs. termites
Canada Free Press
They are the American patriots vs. the American termites. It is people who love America and believe it is the indispensible nation on the one hand, vs. people who want to eat away at the foundation of America until no one can any longer see it as ...

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America's new war: Patriots vs. termites - Canada Free Press

Google - July 8, 2014 - 21:07

America's new war: Patriots vs. termites
Canada Free Press
They are the American patriots vs. the American termites. It is people who love America and believe it is the indispensible nation on the one hand, vs. people who want to eat away at the foundation of America until no one can any longer see it as ...

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Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them - NewsOK.com

Google - July 8, 2014 - 05:57

Oklahoma termites: 5 things I learned while dealing with them
NewsOK.com
That's what Edwin Conant, owner/operator of Get'em Pest Control, told me about Oklahoma termites as he was digging a trench around my Norman home so he could apply a treatment to the soil. See, a few days before Conant came out to my property, ...

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Could You Have Termites? - TheAlternativePress.com

Google - July 4, 2014 - 06:02

TheAlternativePress.com

Could You Have Termites?
TheAlternativePress.com
Be on the lookout for mud tubes created by termites. Mud tubes are exactly what they sound like — tubes of mud excavated by termites as they dig into your house. The best way to fight an infestation is BEFORE it gets that way. If you see anything the ...

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Troubles plague Tallgrass Preserve this year - Kansas City Star

Google - June 29, 2014 - 04:35

Troubles plague Tallgrass Preserve this year
Kansas City Star
And while workers were cleaning mold caused by the rains at the ranch house, they found electrical problems and termites in several of the 13 historic buildings, along with boards "so rotten the contractors could stick their fingers through," Lauritzen ...

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Termites, mold, water, budget cuts and cranky buffalo plague Tallgrass Prairie ... - The Republic

Google - June 29, 2014 - 04:29

Kansas.com

Termites, mold, water, budget cuts and cranky buffalo plague Tallgrass Prairie ...
The Republic
STRONG CITY, Kansas — It's been a year of trial and tribulation at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in central Kansas, ranging from flooding, termites, federal budget cuts and even surly buffalo. "Everything hit at once," said Wendy Lauritzen, ...
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve soldiers on after brutal yearKansas.com

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Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action - Tulsa World

Google - June 28, 2014 - 16:01

Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action
Tulsa World
A: Ants and termites are similar in appearance and usually do not have wings. However, both may develop wings to aid in searching for a new colony site. These are called “reproductives.” They are most common in spring but may be seen in summer, ...

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Insects have invaded Bryony Gordon's house - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - June 27, 2014 - 19:08

Telegraph.co.uk

Insects have invaded Bryony Gordon's house
Telegraph.co.uk
I grab my phone and Google how to get rid of them. “Flying ants in the house are NOT a good sign,” says the first result. “Most likely, they are actually termites.” “TERMITES! TERMITES!” I cry. “They're not flying ants, they're TERMITES! Our house is ...

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